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Businesses in Thornton

Only half built-out, Thornton has over 1,400 acres of greenfield sites ready for development. With over $375 million in quality development recently opened or started along the I-25 corridor, the city is experiencing unprecedented growth. Our central location at the center of Denver's transportation network lends us all the amenities of the Metro area and a workforce of over 3 million to draw from. Ongoing infrastructure improvement projects ensure the city is ready for further development now and in the future.

​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.
Dutch Bros. Coffee – Now open at 84th Ave & I-25.
Ziggi’s Coffee – Now open in The Grove Shopping Center.
Rosa Mexican Kitchen – Now open in The Grove Shopping Center at 144th & I-25.
La Belle French Bakery – Now open for retail sales near 120th & Pennsylvania.

Coming Soon

25 North Business Park – Phase 1's first two buildings are vertical with approximately 350,000 SF total of Class A light industrial space. 900,000 SF of space is planned on-site at full build-out near 148th & Washington St. The project will open in 2020 and will house primary employers.
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 – Slated to open in August 2020 (taking reservations starting 8/23/20). This The hotel will have 111 rooms, 689 SF of meeting space and 77,941 SF of interior space.
ViewHouse Thornton – Sit-down restaurant and entertainment venue coming soon to 136th Ave & I-25.
Japon Rolls & Bowls – Coming soon in The Grove Shopping Center.
El Coco Pirata – Coming soon near 86th and Pearl St.
Applejack Wine & Spirits – 40,000 SF opening by the end of the year near the Denver Premium Outlets at 136th & Washington St.
Popeye’s Chicken – Will open by the end of 2020 near 144th & Washington St.
Starbucks – will open by early July near 144th & Washington St.
In-N-Out Burger – Submitted a building application for space near the Denver Premium Outlets at 136th & I-25. Coming approximately 2021.
TownePlace Suites & Homewood Suites – coming soon near 120th & Grant St.
King Soopers – 123,000 SF facility will break ground Fall 2020 on the southwest corner of 136th & Quebec and will have an estimated opening of Fall 2021.
- 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.
- A proposal was chosen for renovation of the Grain Elevator at Eastlake.