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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.

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. 

Applejack Wine & SpiritsApplejack offers delivery and curbside pick-up options from their newest location at the Denver Premium Outlets site.

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. 

Staybridge SuitesLocated at the Denver Premium Outlets site, Staybridge Suites is a 94,000 SF, four story hotel offering 111 rooms. 

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. 

Planet FitnessLow membership fee gym located next to Bassett Furniture in the Larkridge Shopping Center at Hwy 7 & I-25. 

Yak &YetiThis popular Indian food establishment replaced Cuba Cuba in The Grove Shopping Center at 144th Ave & I-25. 

Anita CarniceriaAnita 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.

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.

Hungry Howie's PizzaHungry 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. Carry-out only. Now open at 10382 Washington St Unit 3 near King Soopers.

The Treehouse Bar & GrillTacos, live music, special events, pool tables, and more at 790 W 84th Ave.

Sephora Sephora is a French multinational retailer of personal care and beauty products. Featuring nearly 3,000 brands of cosmetics, skincare, haircare and more. Inside Kohl's at 120th Ave & Colorado Blvd.

Trinity OrthodonticsTrinity Orthodontics built and is now serving patients at a new medical office facility near 128th Ave & Colorado Blvd.

Tous les Jours CafeBakery and café specializing in French-Asian inspired baked goods. Now open in The Grove Shopping Center.

Tea Hee BobaTea-hee Boba is a unique tea shop that offers a great variety of specialty coffee drinks as well as milk tea and wintermelon. Located next to Dairy Queen at 120th & Colorado.

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. 

Cycle Gear Cycle Gear offers items for motorcycle riding and replaced Pier 1 in the Larkridge Shopping Center.

Out the BoxOut the Box is a unique consignment store. If you're a fan looking to buy or sell any type of Pop Culture related items, then Out The Box is the place for you!

Jazzercise New location open at 2683 E 120th Ave.

Garland Barber ShopNew location! Find them at 2683 E 120th Ave #C2. 

V Nails SpaNow open at 128th Ave & Quebec St. near the Walmart Supercenter.

Coming Soon

In-N-Out Burger - Coming early 2022 to the Denver Premium Outlets at 136th Ave & I-25.

Premier Members Credit Union - Opening in 2022 in the Dry Creek Commons Shopping Center.

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.

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.

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.

MY SALON Suite - MY SALON leases fully furnished, private, and secure luxury suites to the best beauty professionals in the industry. Space available. Coming Spring 2022 near 128th Ave & Holly St.

Air Squared Manufacturing - Air Squared will bring approximately 100 new jobs to Thornton in 2022. They engineer and manufacture parts for medical devices, aerospace, hydrogen fuel cells, and electric vehicles.

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 - Thornton's 2nd location coming soon to 128th Ave & Quebec St.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - Coming early 2022 next to In-N-Out Burger at the Denver Premium Outlets.

Thornton Shopping Center - City staff is actively working to facilitate acquisition and cleanup of the blighted northeast corner of 88th Avenue and Washington Street.