George Demopoulos

George Demopoulos is a BusinessDen reporter who covers entrepreneurship and fitness/outdoor recreation. He is a graduate of the University of Denver. Email him at

Climbing gym bags land for site in Stapleton

Ubergrippen Crine

The husband-and-wife duo bringing a $4 million climbing gym to Stapleton has closed on a site. Jake and Kim Crine, a Stapleton couple that announced Ubergrippen Climbing Crag in September, bought a 1.5-acre plat on March 21, according to public documents. The Crines got a deal on the site. They spent $586,000 for 8610 E… Read more »

Columbine clubhouse meets the bulldozer


Demolition began Thursday on the Columbine Country Club’s former clubhouse. It’s the first step in a $20 million plan to build a new, 50,000-square-foot clubhouse.

Topgolf eyes second Denver location

Topgolf, which opened its first Colorado location in Centennial in August and boasts a several-hour wait on weekends, has a deal in the works to put its high-tech range in Thornton, according to a source familiar with the deal.

Larimer Square boutique moving up


After three years of selling its dresses and jewelry from a Larimer Square basement shop, a woman’s boutique is moving up. Grace Buttorff and Hailee Satterfield are expanding their women’s clothing store, Hailee Grace, to a street-level storefront in Larimer Square this spring. “(Larimer Square) was our starter spot, it was our test of concept,”… Read more »

Attorney general sues Frisco gear shop after mountain of complaints


The owner blames “buyer’s remorse,” but customers filed more than 130 complaints and Outside Magazine called the business the Internet’s most infuriating retailer — caught the ire of the state office looking out for consumers.

Horse pill company claims copycat


John Ewing Co. (JEC), a Colorado-based horse supplement company, is asking the U.S. District Court of Colorado to force Arizona’s 707 Ranch LLC to hold its horses with similarly named products.

Surfboard startup looks to ride Colorado surfing wave


“I want people to enjoy surfing, and I think the best way to do that is to make sure you have proper equipment,” said founder Ben Nielsen. “It’s not going to be fun if you’re skiing on the wrong skis.”

South Gaylord is going to the dogs

WashBark Top

The dogs of Wash Park now have a spa worthy of their pedigree. Carolina Schultz opened the Wash Bark dog spa and day care last month at 1058 S. Gaylord St. to serve the neighborhood’s four-legged inhabitants. A dog house this is not. “I was trying to do something nicer and cleaner and more inviting… Read more »

Another mobile bike repair brand rolls into Denver


The vans are equipped with all the tools and inventory of a regular bike shop ad have a built-in TV, WiFi and a coffee maker to entertain clients while the mechanics work.

Coffee chain inks three more locations

RiNo-based Ink! Coffee is opening three more cafes in Denver — including a 200-square-foot outpost in a gym, a pair of food carts at a hospital and the chain’s biggest outpost, near DTC.