February 23, 2010

Toys"R"Us Babies"R"Us to open Spring 2011 at Larkridge Shopping Center. Retailer poised to serve the North Area. Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant to Open Late This Year. Download a PDF of this press release

July 19, 2006

Costco to Open Early Next Year Along I-25 at Larkridge South.
Retailer Positioned to Serve the Growing North Market
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August 17, 2005

Larkridge Retail Project Ushers in Development of a New Frontier
Reprinted with permission from Colorado Real Estate Journal
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July 27, 2005

Larkridge Ready to Open
Reprinted with permission from Erie Review
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April 6, 2005

Larkridge Project Adds 100,00-sf Liquor Store
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September 29, 2004

Larkridge under way in Thornton - Rocky Mountain News
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Thornton digs idea of building retail mecca - Denver Post
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August 2004

The progress of the Larkridge Regional Retail Center is featured in an article in the Thornton Quarterly. The Quarterly is mailed to all businesses and residents in Thornton.

07-23-2004

The progress of the Larkridge Regional Retail Center is a topic in a copyrighted article in the Boulder County Business Report.

"Approximately half of the million square feet of available retail space for phase one has already been reserved, Perlmutter said. Construction is expected to begin this summer with the first stores opening in October 2005."

—As reported in the Boulder County Business Report

05-26-2004

The progress of the Larkridge Regional Retail Center is the subject of a copyrighted article in the Boulder Daily Camera.

"Larkridge should break ground this July, with Home Depot, Sears Grand and a handful of other initial stores opening between July and October of next year.

—As reported in the Boulder Daily Camera

05-25-2004

A copyrighted story in the Rocky Mountain News discusses the success of the Larkridge project.

"Sears Grand, the new stand-alone grocery and general merchandise store concept by the Illinois-based department store chain, is working a deal to enter Larkridge in Thornton."

—As reported in the Rocky Mountain News

"The 182,000-square-foot [Sears Grand] store would be the first of its kind in Colorado and one of a handful in the country.

—As reported in the Rocky Mountain News

05-22-2004 through 05-26-2004:

Thornton's Larkridge project is successfully marketed at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) convention in Las Vegas. Several soon-to-be-announced retailers finalize lease contracts and letters of intent to join the project.

04-28-2004

An advertisement for the Larkridge project appeared in the May editions of Shopping Centers Today and Shopping Center Business. Shopping Centers Today is a publication produced by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Shopping Centers Today is a publication of France Publications. The ad emphasizes the fact that construction on the Larkridge Regional Retail site is underway.

03-19-2004

Preliminary site drainage and grading has begun for the Larkridge Regional Retail Center located on I-25 and Highway 7 at the north end of Thornton.

Sections of the Bull Canal are being under grounded in order to make the site ready for development. Earth movers are beginning to grade the site. Photos of the work in progress are posted on the City of Thornton website.

The City of Thornton will soon begin a project that will realign North Washington Street from about 160th Avenue to Highway 7, alleviating congestion and safety concerns near the 168th Avenue/Highway 7 interchange on I-25.

Work on the Washington realignment is expected to begin in April or early May, and take about a year to complete. During this time, traffic will be re-routed from Washington Street at 152nd Avenue and at 160th Avenue. From there, drivers will head east one mile to York Street. This alternate route then takes you to Highway 7, and over to I-25.

When Washington Street reopens after the year long closure, it will curve through the heart of the new retail center, intersecting with Highway 7.

12-04-2003

A copyrighted story regarding Larkridge appeared in The Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel. The article reported Thornton City Council's actions earlier in the week as well as other aspects of the project.

"Jordon Perlmutter & Co. has a contract with Home Depot for a July 21, 2005 opening at Larkridge.

—As reported in the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel

"[Jordon Perlmutter & Co.] strives to create a diverse mix of tenants and see what's out there as far as new retail concepts.

—Jonathan Perlmuttter
Marketing and Commercial Leasing, Jordon Perlmutter & Co.
As reported in the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel

"I think this is the best action council has taken in a long tome to ensure the economic future of the city."

—Erik Hansen
Thornton City Council Member
As reported in the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel

12-02-2003

Thornton City Council unanimously approved re-zoning for Larkridge as well as the conceptual site plan for the northern 135 acres of the project. Council also approved moving the rest of the development process to administrative review.

10-27-2003

JP Thornton LLC, developers for the Larkridge Power Center at Washington Street and State Highway #7, held a community meeting to discuss the proposed development on 240 acres of land north of 160th Avenue bordered by I-25 on the west, 168th Avenue on the north and State Highway #7 on the east.

Approximately 34 area residents attended the presentation on the initial phase of the proposed development of a 900,000 square-foot commercial power center.

August 2003

A story regarding the Larkridge project appears in the Thornton Quarterly. This publication of the City's Communications Department is mailed to every resident and business in Thornton.

June 2003

Billboard signs advertising this project are placed around the property along I-25, State Highway 7 and Washington Street.

05-18-2003 through 05-21-2003

The Larkridge Project was formally introduced to the retail/ shopping center industry at the ICSC national convention. Jordon Perlmutter & Co. presented preliminary concept site plans and a branding/ identity/ logo package to the more than 31,000 participants at the convention.

Industry interest in the project was high and several major national retailers were committed to the project concept.

05-01-2003

An advertisement for the Larkridge project appeared in the May edition of Shopping Centers Today. The publication is produced by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Jordon Perlmutter & Co. plans to formally "introduce" Larkridge to the industry at the ICSC National Convention in mid-May, 2003.

04-25-2003

As part of the branding/ identity/ logo development process the name of this project officially merged the two words into one and was registered as Larkridge.

04-10-2003 through 04-12-2003

Stories on this project were widely covered in the Regional Area media including copyrighted stories appearing in The Denver Business Journal, The Denver Post, The Greeley Tribune, The Longmont Times-Call and The Rocky Mountain News.

"The Denver retail developer recently put another 120 acres under contract to buy, a deal that would bring the project's total size to 240 acres."

—As reported in The Denver Business Journal

"A regional shopping center is being planned along Interstate 25 just south of the Weld County line."

—As reported in The Greeley Tribune

"The Thornton project, which is named Lark Ridge, would be Perlmutter's most ambitious yet. Perlmutter said the entire development could cost more than $200 million, include 2 million square feet and take 12 years to build. Park Meadows is about 1.5 million square feet."

—As reported in The Denver Post

"Dacono Mayor Wade Carlson said he also is pleased to see the announcement about Lark Ridge, noting that E-470 - which opened in January - has an off-ramp for Weld County Road 13. He said that Weld County officials have announced plans to widen the road - which runs through Dacono - to make it a major north-south thoroughfare. That will put Dacono residents minutes from Lark Ridge and should help extend commercial development north toward the Tri-Towns."

—As reported in The Longmont Daily Times-Call

"We feel that the location we have here is so right that we need to be able to have enough acreage so we can have both power centers and a mall there."

—Jordon Perlmutter
President, Jordon Perlmutter & Co.
As reported in the Rocky Mountain News

"Everybody is racing to get some retail in the area. This is a very active area because of the changing demographics."

—Libby Kirschner
Land Broker,
Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado
As reported in The Denver Post

04-09-2003

Jordon Perlmutter & Co. announced that they would acquire an additional 120 acres of land for their Thornton Regional Retail Project. The now 240 acre site becomes the largest single retail development project in the state of Colorado.

Perlmutter also announced the name of the project would be Lark Ridge and expected the development to quickly become a regional hub.

The Thornton City Council also unanimously voted to enter the City into an agreement which will encourage regional retail development on all of the 240 acres.

Jordon Perlmutter & Company's Press Release Announcement is HERE.

02-27-2003

A panel presentation of the Northeast Corridor was held at the 2003 CU Real Estate Council Annual Conference. (Thursday, February 27, 2003 - Denver Hyatt Regency Hotel) A standing-room-only crowd of real estate professionals, developers, brokers, appraisers, and business students listened to presentations from:

  • Jim Smith,
    Director of Development, Jordon Perlmutter & Co
  • Steve Hogan,
    Executive Director of the Northwest Parkway
  • David Bracht,
    President of Pulte Home Corporation / Preble Creek Division
  • Ray Pittman,
    Senior Vice President, Catellus Development

There was a consensus among the panelists that the regional market along E-470 and North I-25 is strong and will continue to gain momentum in the next few years. Robust residential growth (solidly outpacing other sub-markets in the metro area) will continue into the foreseeable future, creating favorable opportunities for development.

01-03-2003

The last section of E-470 opened, connecting I-25 to the rest of the beltway. Motorists will now be able to quickly travel from all points along the northern front range to other parts of the metroplex.

12-12-2002

Stories on this project were widely covered in the Denver Metro Area media including copyrighted stories appearing in The Rocky Mountain News, The Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel and The Denver Post.

"This is the Park Meadows of the north side. The growth potential out there is just huge."

—Jay Perlmutter
Vice-President, Jordon Perlmutter & Co.
As reported in The Rocky Mountain News

"The north and near the airport are going to be the fastest-growing areas in the future."

—Jeff May
Head of the Denver Regional Council of Governments' Metro Vision center.
As reported in The Rocky Mountain News

"That northern corridor is severely under-retailed. They need just about everything up there."

—Philip Hicks
Principal of David Hicks Brokerage Inc.
As reported in The Rocky Mountain News

"Economic development leaders expect growth in northeast metro Denver to boom during the next decade."

—As reported in The Denver Post

"He [Jordon Perlmutter] constructed the Northglenn Mall in 1968, sold it in 1987, and obtained it again and redeveloped it into the Marketplace at Northglenn in 1999. He also built, owned and operated Belleview Shores Shopping Center, Bowles Crossing Shopping Center, Bowles Village Shopping Center, Chanson Plaza Shopping Center, Southglenn Mall and Southwest Plaza."

—As reported in The Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel

12-10-2002

Thornton City Council unanimously voted to enter the City into an agreement with real estate developer, Jordon Perlmutter & Co. to encourage regional retail development. A press release on this project was distributed to the media.