BusinessDen published hundreds of stories on Denver business news happenings this year.
On Monday, we’ll break out the news that resonated most with readers, detailing our top 10 stories in terms of page views.
For now, however, here are some stories we reported this year that stood out to our staff.
The reasons varied. Maybe it was a big scoop that no one else had reported. Perhaps it was a particularly interesting business. Maybe it was a little bizarre.
You may remember the stories – or maybe you missed them and will want to check them out for the first time.
One of the more interesting local real estate sagas to follow this year involved the Park Hill Golf Course, which the city had a deal to buy – until it didn’t.
BusinessDen was first to report in May that Vic Ahmed, founder and CEO of Centennial-based Innovation Pavilion, was being accused by former employees of sexual assault and harassment. Ahmed subsequently resigned, and Innovation Pavilion eventually ceased operations.
Mark Dym doesn’t want to settle, especially when he doesn’t think his restaurants are anything like those operated by Toledo-based Marco’s Pizza. “We are so Mars and Venus. Men and women … They’ve got customers. I’ve got guests. We’re like night and day.”
An unusual lawsuit out of Boulder.
Apparel can be a cutthroat business with a low entry barrier. But Denver resident Dane Burneson’s series of brands — the one you’ve heard of is Aksels — do more than $5 million in annual revenue. A lot of Aksels’ designs incorporate elements of the Colorado flag. But now Burneson’s trying to expand his fan base beyond the Centennial State’s borders.
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OK, yes, this was not technically published in 2018. But it was published so late in 2017 that we already had finalized our staff picks list for that year.