The businesses, mostly coffee stores and restaurants, could end up not paying $510,700 over 15 months due to COVID-19.
“I asked for a copy of the contract, even though it’s not finalized, and I was told no,” Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval said.
A family of Denverites describing themselves as “newbies” plan to open TrashHawk Tavern in the former Alternation Brewing facility they bought for $750,000.
Similar measures to balance development are being considered for Santa Fe in Lincoln Park, Pearl Street in Platt Park and Gaylord Street in Wash Park.
“You’ll hear people talk in Denver about how, ‘Oh, this or that isn’t context sensitive,’” a councilmember said. “This is honoring some key elements in the neighborhood.”
City staff want to cut the number of operators from five to two, but some council members are “nervous” about the agreements.
“Hotels will go down the most on a median standpoint, followed by retail, then offices,” Denver Assessor Keith Erffmeyer told BusinessDen.
The 56-year-old complex of showrooms in Adams County will be shuttered at the end of March. The property is being sold to a developer.
Lawson Adventure Park says its bank reneged on an agreement to pursue CARES Act relief on the company’s behalf.
The 0.6-acre site houses the burger chain’s inaugural Colorado location, as well as Odell Brewing Co. and a three-story office building.