1) DIA Renovation Moves Ahead
Work to modernize and increase Denver International Airport’s capacity continues, but at a faster pace due to fewer flights and a 95% passenger decrease in the coronavirus era. The construction, which began in 2018 and carries a $1.5 bill. budget, will add 39 gates, passenger amenities including new bathrooms and ticket counters, train platform upgrades, and offices for United and Southwest. On May 18, Denver City Council approved $560 mill. in contract amendments for the project at the nation’s fifth-busiest airport. According to emailed information from DIA Public Information Officer Emily Williams, “Because passenger traffic volumes are lower, we have been able to allow some construction work on the Great Hall project and other planned maintenance work on the train to the gates during the day, when normally it would have taken place in a shorter window overnight.” Project information and updates are available at: https://www.flydenver.com/great_hall
2) Grocery Store Safety During a Pandemic
Though King Soopers shoppers won’t see anyone at the entrance counting people to meter store access, the supermarket relies on Quevision, an infrared technology, “to count people coming in and out of our stores,” according to Corporate Affairs Manager Jessica Trowbridge. The chain is limiting store capacity to 50% of normal to improve consumers’ ability to socially distance while shopping. “Safety is our number one priority, especially as we manage through this pandemic. All our teams are making every effort possible,” says Trowbridge. When asked about customers entering the store without face coverings, she says “our teams are engaging with customers who enter the facility to remind them that there is an ordinance in place, and that for their safety and the safety of others we request they wear a facial covering.”
3) New Rehab Hospital Coming to Northfield
Construction is well underway at Northfield’s Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital, which NOBIS Rehabilitation Partners expects to open in the first quarter of 2021. Chief Business Development Officer Gina Thomas shares that the hospital will hire locally for its 150 positions, which will include specialists in rehab nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, “as well as other required hospital clinical, quality and administrative staff.” The hospital, located at 4650 Central Park Blvd., will be 48,510 sq. feet, with 40 beds.
4) Barber Shop Opens in Shops at Beeler Park
Box State Barbers owner Lorenzo Robledo says their goal is to bring back the old-school type of barbershop—a business based on the principle “Your appearance is our reputation.” He says they offer fades, flat tops, and everything in-between. Box State Barbers is located at 5665 N Beeler St., Suite 130 in Beeler Park. Call 720.920.9571 or book online at: http://boxstatebarbers.com/locations/
5) Sprouts Opens Jul. 15/Hiring Fair Jun. 1 & 2
The new Stapleton Sprouts has announced they will open Wednesday, July 15 at 7am. The 30,000 sq. ft. store is located at 3555 Central Park Blvd. Sprouts will hold a virtual hiring fair with interviews on June 1 & 2. Apply online at sprouts.com/careers.
Information on the new development surrounding Sprouts can be found on Facebook at Central Park Station One & Shops at A Line Square, Stapleton, Denver, CO
6) Mammography Center Opens in Eastbridge
Solis Mammography opened May 18 in the Eastbridge neighborhood of Stapleton, offering bone density screenings and mammography. Cathy McNamara, Account Executive with Solis says “What’s really nice about our Stapleton location is it’s…the perfect size for social distancing and maintaining a high level of safety protocols….[It] is perfect for this Covid-19 world because we can control the way we space our patients to not have any contact with other patients.” Hours of operation for now will be from 9 – 4pm Monday-Friday. Solis is located at 10405 East Martin Luther King Blvd Suite 130; Phone: 720.279.3692. Online scheduling is available at: https://www.solismammo.com/