Valente’s Italian Restaurant, a Wheat Ridge dining institution for four decades, is now home to Colorado Plus Brew Pub, which boasts 56 local craft brews on tap and serves picquillo peppers stuffed with merguez sausage and goat cheese.

Across the street and to the west, a formerly fire-damaged building hosts Compass Construction, a yoga studio and an acupuncturist.

Nearby, Wheat Ridge Cyclery operates an airy and modern showroom complete with a repair shop, custom fitting area and warehouse.  Ron Kiefel took the risk of expanding the store his father started 40 years ago, in part because he believed in a comeback effort the city was undertaking.  “Businesses that invest and reinvest in themselves can thrive in this environment,” he said. The same applies to communities, he adds.  Read the rest of the Denver Post article here.


Article provided by Denver Business Journal, Aldo Svaldi, reporter


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