The Summit Entertainment building

Businesses in Thornton

Economic development, retail operations, and commercial and residential building all work as a single entity here in Thornton.  Commercial development attracts and provides for retail establishments, retail establishments serve our residents, and our residents require more and better places to live and work. This page provides access to the most often requested services of each sector.

​New Business in Thornton

Recent Openings/Expansions

Adam’s Polishes – Premium car care products and detailing center in the former Jump Street building at 84th Ave & I-25 added 60 jobs.
Amazon Robotics & Fulfillment Center – Added 2,300 jobs in their 2.4MM SF space at 144th Ave & I-25.
Denver Premium Outlets – Brought 700 construction jobs and 500 retail jobs at 136th Ave & I-25.
Sonder – Online hospitality platform brought 100 jobs to the North Valley Tech Center at 84th Ave & I-25.
Thorncreek Golf Course - Re-opened after a 1 ½ yr renovation project at 136th Ave & I-25.
Mystic Mountain Distillery Tasting Room & Satire Brewing Company – Thornton’s 2nd brewery and 1st distillery tasting room is a unique concept that shares space near 120th Ave & Grant St.
The Summit – Bowling and dining space brought 450 jobs to its 144th Ave & Washington St location.
Aqronos – Car navigation technology company added 30 jobs in their 8,500 SF space in Northern Business Center at 128th Ave & Washington St.
Burlington – Discount retailer located in The Grove Shopping Center at 144th Ave & I-25.
Hilton Garden Inn w/ Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse – Thornton’s newest 122-room hotel and sit-down restaurant are located in The Grove Shopping Center.
Jiffy Lube - 88th Ave & Washington St completed the Plaza Las Americas redevelopment of the former Northland Plaza.
Topgolf – $30MM golf-centered entertainment venue will bring 450 jobs to the Larkridge Shopping Center.
Sachi Sushi – Now open at Denver Premium Outlets.
Brundage Bone Concrete Pumping – Brought 50 corporate headquarter jobs to their offices in the North Valley Tech Center.
Floor & Décor – Home improvement store opened July 2019. Their 77,000 SF location is in the Larkridge Shopping Center at Hwy 7 & I-25.

Coming Soon

25 North Business Park – Breaks ground in 2019. Phase 1 is 3 buildings totaling 350,000 SF. The project will open in 2020 and will house primary employers.
Dutch Bros. Coffee – Coming in 2019 at 84th Ave & I-25.
North Washington Commerce Center – This project will bring 2 buildings totaling 250,000 SF of space for primary employment to 128th Ave & Washington St. Coming 2020.
Staybridge Suites – This 111-room hotel at Denver Premium Outlets will take guests in 2020.
ViewHouse Thornton – Sit-down restaurant and entertainment venue coming in 2020 to 136th Ave & I-25.
Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites – Coming 2020 to 120th Ave & I-25.
Ziggi’s Coffee – Coming soon to The Grove Shopping Center.
- Additional retail shopping space adjacent to Burlington in The Grove Shopping Center coming soon.
- City-owned property near I-25 and Thornton Pkwy will be re-branded as the “Gateway District” and developed for an array of uses including entertainment, dining, and retail.
- Final negotiations are underway for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Thornton Shopping Center near 84th Ave & Washington St.
- Proposals being reviewed for renovation of the Grain Elevator at Eastlake.