A groundbreaking was held at the historic Tammen Hall building at 1010 E. 19th Ave. on June 26. The building is being converted into affordable apartments for seniors by MGL Partners and Solvera Advisors LLC. The 52,000-square-foot building will have 49 units. The project was given State Low Income Housing Tax credits by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. The housing is anticipated to be complete by mid-2019.
955 Bannock St.
Alpine Investments recently closed a $3.1 million deal to purchase the building at 955 Bannock St. The two-story building will be demolished for a 10-story building that will have 65,000 square feet of office space. The company plans to break ground in October, according to BusinessDen. Alpine Investments is preleasing space on the office building and estimates the building will be complete at the end of 2019.
575 E. 20th Ave.
The one-acre plot was sold by the Denver Housing Authority to NAVA Real Estate Development. According to NAVA's website, the organization is planning on constructing a 12-story building with about 250 condominium units. Paul Suter, a press representative for NAVA, said the company does not have an estimated start date for construction yet.
Bon Ami Bistro and Creperie
The French restaurant opened in the former Telegraph Neighborhood Bistro and Bar location at 295 S. Pennsylvania St. Telegraph closed in November. Bon Ami put a coming soon sign in the window in March. The restaurant officially opened on June 13.
The Jacquared Hotel is set to open at 222 Milwaukee St. in Cherry Creek this summer. Chef Paul Nagan is set to open one of the restaurants in the hotel, a new concept called Narrative. The restaurant will take up 3,000 square feet in the Jacquard.
The hotel will have one other restaurant space that has not been announced yet. The Jacquard will also have a lounge area called Kisbee on the Roof. The rooftop lounge will be by a pool complete with cocktail bar and small plates.
PurLux Beauty Bar
The new beauty salon will open at 3250 E. First Ave. in Cherry Creek on July 14. PurLux is located next to Matsuhisa in the Steele Creek building. The salon is hosting a grand opening that day.
PurLux offers nail and skin care services as well as waxing and bridal make-up. The company uses chemical free beauty products.
After six years in the coffee business, Roostercat Coffee house closed its doors on May 27. The café recently remodeled its location at 1045 Lincoln St. and began roasting its own coffee beans in January. Roostercat opened a second location at 1999 Broadway in the summer of 2017. The Broadway location closed a few days before the original spot. Roostercat first opened in 2012.
The pet shop and groomer announced on Facebook that it would be consolidating its Capitol Hill location in the Beauvallon building at 955 Lincoln St. with its locations in Uptown and Washington Park. The last day for the shop was on June 16. Brad Taylor, the owner of Urban Dogg, wrote on Facebook that all grooming records would be transferred over.
“We believe our decision will ultimately lead to a higher level of quality and an enhanced customer experience while in our stores,” he wrote.
The store was open on Lincoln Street for four years.
Denver Diamonds and Jewelry
The jewelry shop is leaving its ground-level shop in the Beauvallon building in favor of a smaller office space. Owner John Buchholz said he will have a sale in the location at 955 Lincoln St. until July 14. He added he has not decided on a new spot yet, but that he will reach out to customers by Facebook or through his email list once something is finalized.
Buchholz said that when he first opened Denver Diamonds in 2005, he thought he would have more staff to help him in the store. Instead, he's been spending six days a week there. A smaller location will help him cut back on hours so he can travel again.
A museum dedicated to all things Colfax has moved from its former flower shop at 6109 E. Colfax Ave. The museum first opened in November of last year. The museum has announced the move to Lakewood on Facebook.
Jonny Barber said he is hoping to evenutally buy a permanent home, but the museum will be in a pop-up location at 6851 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood for the time being. He added that he likes the energy in the 40 Arts West District. Since the museum also received its nonprofit status, the city of Lakewood was also willing to provide funding to the museum, Barber said.
"You gotta admit there's some poetry to the Colfax Muesum being gentrified out of its space," he said.
The former location at the Ed Moore Florist and More location was a tight fit for the Colfax Museum. Over the years, Barber said he has collected large neon signs that run 25 feet long.
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