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    Westminster Names First Office Partner for New Downtown

    New building to house retail, salon and collaborative workspace
    March 1, 2016 - The City of Westminster and Westminster Economic Development Authority today announced its first partner bringing an office component to the new Downtown Westminster.
    Solera Salon and Grid Collaborative Workspace are proposing a five- to six-story building with retail, salon and collaborative office/general office uses on a site just north of the existing JC Penney store. The total development will be 80,000 to 120,000 square feet and built at a minimum of LEED Silver standard for sustainability.
    “We see the new Downtown Westminster as a great match for the unique, vibrant mix of uses we offer,” said Danny Needham, president of Solera Salon and Grid Collaborative Workspace. “We’re dedicated to delivering the highest quality -- whether that’s for our collaborative office users or individual salon entrepreneurs. We see the quality of this new downtown meeting that same standard.”
    The Solera/Grid announcement brings the first office use to the 105-acre site, which is located at U.S. 36 and Sheridan Boulevard.
    “This first office use is key for us and helps solidify our vision for a true downtown,” said Deputy City Manager Jody Andrews. “Solera and Grid are great firms to partner with and we know they are highly aligned with our community’s vision.”
    Westminster previously announced developments that include a 40,000-square-foot Alamo Drafthouse Cinema that will be part of a mixed-use block of development on the western side of the new downtown. In addition, the city is working with Sherman Associates, a Minneapolis-based developer, to bring a mix of residential and retail to three blocks on the site.
    For more information on Downtown Westminster, visit www.downtownwestminster.us.
    About Solera Salon, Inc.
    For more than 10 years, Solera Salon has provided the finest in luxury salon suites for hair stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists and other independent beauty professionals. With amenities that include full-time, on-site management, a café, marketing and business support and a retail boutique, Solera’s tenants and their customers benefit from a customer service experience unsurpassed in the industry. Because Solera Salon develops, owns and operates all of its facilities, its beauty professionals can concentrate on operating and growing their individual businesses as part of a community of like-minded professional without the day-to-day concerns of maintaining salon real estate.
    About Grid Collaborative Workspace, Inc.
    Grid Collaborative Workspaces provides creative and adaptable work, conference and event space to individuals, small startups and established companies, enabling its members to participate in a vibrant, collaborative business community not possible in traditional executive suite or office rental settings. As members of Grid’s “coworking” community, individuals and businesses can work and grow together in whatever setting is best suited to them now, including open workspace, assigned desks, or individual offices or suites, and benefit from amenities like conference rooms, teleconferencing, event space, high-capacity internet connectivity, mailboxes, a café, recreation room and other business support functions. Most important, Grid provides opportunities for business and personal collaboration and growth through community-oriented events, presentations and social interaction not available elsewhere.
    About the City of Westminster, Colorado
    Westminster, Colorado, population 112,000, is located in the northwest quadrant of the Denver metro area, halfway between Denver and Boulder, with a bold vision to become the next urban center on Colorado’s Front Range. A full-service, award-winning city, Westminster is renowned for excellence in its development, parks, open space, and high quality of life. Westminster’s new downtown will redefine the future of suburban America. The 105-acre site at U.S. 36 and Sheridan Boulevard connects to one of the region’s busiest bus rapid transit corridors and hundreds of miles of bikeways. Downtown Westminster - with a unique and vibrant mix of residential, office and commercial uses - will provide one more great reason for residents, businesses and visitors to live, work and play in Westminster.
Westminster Colorado Economic Development Office 4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031