landscape photo of the Denver Premium Outlets in Thornton, Colorado

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

Alliance Business Assistance Center - The Alliance Business Assistance Center is a service of Thornton Economic Development. It is a consortium of private, public and non-profit small business resource providers working together under one roof to support local businesses. The center provides completely free technical assistance and services in both English and Spanish for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. They also provide business grants, free meeting and co-working space, counseling, education, workshops, and on-site use of technology, laptops, WiFi and Zoom. For more information, call 720-674-3547 or email 550 E Thornton Parkway #170.

Forge NanoLocated in the Ascent Solar Building near 120th Ave & Washington St, Forge Nano designs and manufactures nano-technology coatings for various commercial uses. They brought 45 primary jobs to Thornton. 

Sturgeon ElectricSturgeon provides electrical construction services. They currently occupy 15,000 SF of space in the Avaya building at 120th Ave & Grant St. Sturgeon provides Thornton with 70 primary jobs. 

Amazon Delivery CenterAmazon recently moved into the new North Washington Commerce Center at 128th Ave & Washington St. They have 400 employees, mostly drivers of Amazon vans for last mile delivery.

25 N Business ParkThis business park currently has three Class A light industrial buildings with approximately 350,000 SF available. A planned total of 900,000 SF of Class A space will be available at full build out of the park. The site is southeast of the interchange of I-25 & E-470, and owned by EverWest and Invesco. 

Dry Creek CommonsLocated next to Stargate Charter School at 144th Ave & Washington St, this center is the home of several new businesses including: Starbucks, Prestige Preschool, Popeyes, 7-Eleven, Living Water Express Carwash, Taco Bell, and Advanced Heart & Vein Center. 

Epicurean ButterOwned by Thornton residents, EB is the market leading manufacturer of flavored butters. They make products for Target, Starbucks, Hello Fresh, and many more! You can also purchase their products at Whole Foods. Their manufacturing operation occupies 30,000 SF of space in the new 25 North Business Park near 148th Ave & Washington St. EB currently employs nearly 50 people and has plans to grow.

Murphy CompanyMurphy Company is a mechanical contractor delivering solutions to commercial, industrial and institutional markets. Located near 128th Ave & Washington St and employs 150 people.

In-N-Out Burger - Established in 1948, In-N-Out Burger is an American regional chain of fast-food restaurants with over 350 locations. Now open next to the Denver Premium Outlets and Raising Cane's at 136th Ave & I-25.

Premier Members Credit Union - Now open in the Dry Creek Commons Shopping Center.

Marie's Taqueria - One of Thornton's favorites, Marie's Taqueria & Sweets, opened its second location in the Denver Premium Outlets Food Pavilion.

Neveria & Chuchulucos - Pick up some yummy snacks and ice cream at 9166 Huron St.

Air Squared Manufacturing - Air Squared brings approximately 100 new jobs to Thornton. They engineer and manufacture parts for medical devices, aerospace, hydrogen fuel cells, and electric vehicles.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - Raising Cane's Founded in Louisiana in 1996, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is an American fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers. Now open next to In-N-Out Burger and the Denver Premium Outlets.

Tiendita de mi Tierra - Perla, the owner of Tiendita, offers authentic products (food, clothing, toys, and more) from Mexico so community members can feel like they are home and remember their childhood. Located in the Mission Trace Shopping Center at 120th Ave & Colorado Blvd.

Tea-Hee Boba - Tea-Hee offers a variety of drinks and snacks. Located in the former Starbucks location near 120th Ave & Colorado Blvd.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Tropical Smoothie Cafe's menu boasts flavorful smoothies, toasted flatbreads, wraps, sandwiches, quesadillas and bowls with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Located at 570 E 144th Ave next to The Summit.

Coming Soon

Solid Power - Coming in 2022, Solid Power manufactures batteries for electric vehicles. They will bring approximately 100 jobs to the 25 N Business Park.

Ziggi's Coffee - New location coming soon to 128th Ave & Quebec St.

Living Spaces - The mission of Living Spaces is to help everyone with any budget create a more comfortable and beautiful home. Coming in 2023 to the former Sears in Larkridge Shopping Center at Hwy7 & I-25.

Meati Foods - Meati Foods creates high-quality, meat-free, unprocessed items from mycelium, the muscular root structure of mushrooms. Their 85 employees will begin manufacturing operations soon at the 25 N Business Park.

Dutch Bros - The second Thornton location will open near 138th Ave & Colorado Blvd.

I.C. Brewhouse - I.C. Brewhouse is a neighborhood gathering place with locations already in Centennial and Castle Rock. ICB offers local brews, cocktails, a large food menu, and plenty of TVs to watch your favorite teams. Relax on the pet-friendly outdoor patio or order takeout/delivery. Estimated to open in Spring of 2023 in a 30,000 square foot residential/commercial project behind Cabela's in the Grove Shopping Center.

King Soopers Marketplace - Estimated opening spring 2022. King Soopers Marketplace will be near 136th Ave & Quebec St. In addition to food, Marketplace locations also sell apparel, home goods, and more.

Sashco - Sashco is a caulking and adhesives manufacturing company that will bring more than 150 jobs to a 121,000 SF facility at the 25 N Business Park southeast of the interchange of I-25 and E-470.

North Washington Commerce Center - Phase 2 of the N Washington Commerce Center business park is beginning construction. Led by Opus Development, new availability will be approximately 250,000 SF of speculative light industrial space across two buildings. Located near the Amazon Delivery Center at 128th Ave & Washington St.

Sugaring NYC - An organic waxing and lash studio opening in June 2022 at the Larkridge Shopping mall, next to Buffalo Wild Wings – 16560 N Washington St. Thornton 80023.