‘Whole new style’ seen for Colorado Place

       An exterior facelift project began last week at the Colorado Place shopping center on the southwest corner of Eighth Street and Highway 24.

Renovations have begun to upgrade the exterior of the strip mall at the Colorado Place shopping center at the southwest corner of Highway 24 and South Eighth Street. Workers on the roof are from the contracting company, Green Construction. Work will last up to four months.
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       Affecting the roughly 25 connected storefronts in the strip-mall portion of the center (not La Casita or Popeye's), the work will give a “whole new style” to the facades, according to Brook Green of the local, family-owned contracting company, Green Construction.
       Features will include a stucco front and new lighting, Green said.
       The project is expected to take three to four months, with the new look starting to appear on building exteriors in late September.
       All the businesses are expected to stay open during the work. Impacts on shoppers should be minimal, according to Green, although the project “might mess with parking” for a while in front of stores when they are being worked on.
       The 37,000-square-foot center on 4.7 acres is owned by area residents Kim Jong Ho and Keun Suk. John Kim, their representative, told the Westside Pioneer last fall that the owners were considering a renovation - even though long-range Colorado Department of Transportation plans call for it to be eliminated for a future major interchange at Eighth and the highway. “People can't just hold their breath for the next 10 years [waiting for an interchange that is still not a certainty],” he said at the time. “Life has to go on. People deserve a shopping center that looks good and has good businesses.”

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