More than two years after purchasing the historic Bussard Motor Company building at 2680 West Main Street, the Viewhouse restaurant opened on June 15. Taking care to preserve the original brickwork, the 12,500 square foot space has an ‘urban, downtown feel’, according to owner Francois Safieddine. Construction costs are estimated at $3 million. The business expects to employ 350.
Downstairs, a tavern bar seats 60, the dining area 140 more and the 2,000 square foot open air patio an additional 30 people. Upstairs, the indoor dining space accommodates 90 with capacity for 150 additional guests in the giant outdoor patio. True to its name, upstairs diners are treated to 180 degree views of downtown and the Rocky Mountains.
Littleton’s Payroll Vault is a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s 2017 “Best Places to Work and Workplace Wellness” award. Located at 1860 W. Littleton Boulevard, Payroll Vault provides payroll and workforce management services. In 2012, the company began offering franchise opportunities and now has franchise locations in all fifty states.
Could your company use grant monies to train your current workforce, or to train new hires? Arapahoe Community College’s Workforce Training Program can provide information and application forms for the Colorado First and Existing Industry (CFEI) training grants. Visit ACC online for full details.
Arapahoe Community College is partnering with T3 Resources to host a “Teens Tackle Technology” daytime bootcamp from July 10-14. This event, which runs from 8am-5pm each day, is open to students in grades 9-12. Activities will include exploration of business analysis, software development & testing, user acceptance technology (UAT), and project management. Please register online by July 5 (enrollment is limited). Contact email@example.com / 303-797-5722 or visit http://bit.ly/T3bootcampACC.
The City of Littleton along with South Suburban Parks and Recreation have installed new wayfinding signs along the Mary Carter Greenway. Here is a quick look at what the signs look like, as well as what kind of information you can find on them.
Downtown Wayfinding Signage
Merchants operating a retail store or restaurant facing Prince, Nevada, Curtice, or Rapp streets between Powers to the north and Church to the south are eligible for placement on city-sponsored side street signs. Eligible businesses can apply for placement on the signs, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis. All signs can list up to 6 businesses, with the business name featured on both side of the sign; below is listed the number of spaces available for a business on each sign. If a sign is full, businesses will be waitlisted and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis when there is a vacancy. Downtown Side Street Sign Application
Littleton has several community planning efforts getting underway this year. To encourage citizens and interested stakeholders to get involved in these community planning efforts, a new online tool, LittletonPlans.org has been set up. This one-stop hub has detailed information regarding each project: associated documents, maps, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions, together in one accessible online location to keep the community involved and informed.
The city has several grant opportunities available to the community, including: the Revitalization Incentive Grant, the Main Street Historic District Grant, and the Place-Making Grant. For more information visit the Grants page on the Littleton website.
Development Activity List
The Development Activity List has been made to track projects throughout the city. Visit the Development Activity List to learn more.
Know anyone looking to open a business in Littleton, or who could utilize the business services offered by the city? The City has a number of resources and can assist businesses in a variety of ways including: marketing and social media strategies, networking strategies, demographic information, and more. Visit the Economic Development webpage for more information.