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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

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 alliance@ThorntonCO.gov. 550 E Thornton Parkway #170.
Amazon Robotics & Fulfillment Center – Have over 2,500 jobs in their 2.4MM SF space at 144th Ave & I-25.
Amazon Delivery Center - Amazon recently moved into the new building at 128th Ave & Washington St. They have 400 employees, mostly drivers of Amazon vans for last mile delivery.
Denver Premium Outlets – Brought 700 construction jobs and 500 retail jobs at 136th Ave & I-25.
Satire Brewing Company – Satire recently opened their 2nd location at the Denver Premium Outlets Food Hall.
Forge Nano – Located in the Ascent Solar Building near 120th Ave & Washington St, Forge Nano designs and manufactures nano-technology coatings for various commercial uses. They employ 50 primary jobs in Thornton.
Epicurean Butter - Epicurean Butter is known for their variety of flavored butters. Their manufacturing operation occupies 30,000 SF of space in the new 25 North Business Park near 168th Ave & Washington St. EB currently employs nearly 50 people and plans to grow in the future.
Preferred Packaging – Preferred Packaging is an industrial products distributor selling shipping room supplies. They are a local, veteran and privately owned business located in the former Verizon building near 120th Ave & Grant St.
Staybridge Suites – Now open at the Denver Premium Outlets. The hotel has 111 rooms, 689 SF of meeting space and 77,941 SF of interior space.
Japon Rolls & Bowls – Now open in The Grove Shopping Center.
Rosa Mexican Kitchen – Sit-down restaurant featuring a made-from-scratch experience with authentic and high quality ingredients. Located in The Grove Shopping Center.
El Coco Pirata – Now open near 86th and Pearl St.
El Compita – Mexican food with unique flavors. Located near 128th Ave & Colorado Blvd.
Jessica Fashion Boutique – All the latest fashions at affordable prices. Located in the Mission Trace Shopping Center at 120th Ave & Colorado Blvd.
Monarca Venue Event Center – 10250 Ura Lane.
Dry Creek Commons - Located 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, and Taco Bell.
Yak & Yeti – Now open. Yak & Yeti is a popular Indian restaurant that replaced  former CubaCuba in the Grove Shopping Center.
Tous les Jours – Japanese & French inspired bakery in the Grove Shopping Center. Replaced Urban Eatery.
Topgolf – $30MM golf-centered entertainment venue brought 450 jobs to the Larkridge Shopping Center.
Floor & Décor - is a hard surface flooring store with an incredible selection and everyday low prices. Located in the Larkridge Shopping Center.
Sephora – French multinational beauty product company. Now open inside Kohl's at 120th Ave & Colorado Blvd.
The Treehouse Bar & Grill - Tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more at 84th Ave & Huron St.
Hungry Howie's Pizza - Hungry Howie's has built a brand known for inventing Flavored Crust® pizza and providing customers of all ages a high-quality product at a great value. Now open near 104th Ave & Washington St.
Cherry On Top Bakery – Formerly a home-based business, Cherry on Top is now located at the Larkridge Shopping Center.
Trinity Orthodontics - Trinity Orthodontics built and is now serving patients at a new medical office facility near 128th Ave & Colorado Blvd.
25 North Business Park – Phase 1's first three 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 is open and housing primary employers. Owned by EverWest and Invesco.
North Washington Commerce Center – Phase 1 of this 150,000 SF of space occupied by Amazon Delivery. Phase 2 will begin in 2021. Developed by Opus.
Sturgeon Electric - Sturgeon 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.
Applejack Wine & Spirits - Applejack offers delivery and curbside pick-up options from their 40,000 SF location now open near the Denver Premium Outlets.
Planet Fitness - Low membership fee gym located next to Bassett Furniture in the Larkridge Shopping Center at Hwy 7 & I-25.
FourSides Pizza Café - Replaced Baris Pizza at the Larkridge Shopping Center.
Ari & Kalyta's Cake Bakery & Café – Open now at 128th & Colorado. Replaced Slavinka's Café.
Mucho Bueno – Now open at 9740 Grant St.
Murphy Company - Murphy Company is a mechanical and HVAC contractor delivering solutions to commercial, industrial and institutional markets. MC moved their regional headquarters to 128th Ave & Washington St.
Anita Carniceria - Anita Carniceria is a family-oriented business offering a variety of products such as fresh local meat, fruits and vegetables, and daily fresh pastries and tortillas. 2683 E 120th Ave #A2, Thornton.
Azul Kitchen - Fresh Latin-themed cuisine featuring salads, bowls, and a full bar. Azul is located near 128th Ave & Holly St.
V Nails Spa - Now open at 128th Ave & Quebec St. near the Walmart Supercenter.

Coming Soon

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.
ViewHouse Thornton – Sit-down restaurant and entertainment venue coming soon to 136th Ave & I-25.
In-N-Out Burger – Construction has begun at Denver Premium Outlets at 136th & I-25. Coming approximately end of 2021.
TownePlace Suites & Homewood Suites – coming soon near 120th & Grant St.
King Soopers Marketplace – Construction has begun on a 123,000 SF facility on the southwest corner of 136th & Quebec. Anticipated to open spring 2022.
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - Raising Cane's will be located next to In-N-Out Burger. Raising Cane's will begin construction after In-N-Out opens and will have a tentative 2022 opening.
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.
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.
Premier Members Credit Union – Coming soon to the Dry Creek Commons Shopping Center.
Gateway District - 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.
Thornton Shopping Center - Negotiations are underway for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Thornton Shopping Center near 84th Ave & Washington St.
Eastlake Grain Elevator - A proposal was chosen for renovation of the Grain Elevator at Eastlake.
Cycle Gear - Cycle Gear will offer items for motorcycle riding and will replace Pier 1 in the Larkridge Shopping Center.
H-Frame Custom Framing & Art - Coming soon to 550 Thornton Pkwy #202.
Saheli Eyebrow Threading - This new kiosk will open at the Denver Premium Outlets in Summer 2021.