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Turns out there s not a key to ’ life. There are 88 of them. While a lot of things change over the years, some things don’t. And getting older doesn’t mean you have to stop doing what you love. So we encourage our residents to keep on doing their thing while we take care of the rest.

This feels like home.®

Chuck, 81 PKV Centennial Community Guide May 2016-May 2017

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13133 E. Arapahoe Road Centennial, CO 80112 303-325-8000 | centennialco.gov MAYOR

Cathy Noon COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

Kathy Turley Candace Moon

Ken Lucas Mark Gotto

COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

Carrie Penaloza Doris Truhlar

C.J. Whelan Stephanie Piko

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Erin Addenbrooke

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Chris Rotar COMMUNITY EDITOR

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Dawn Brandt Marcia Gresty Ann-Marie Meyn

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR/PROJECT MANAGER Chris Michlewicz | CITY OF CENTENNIAL LAYOUT & DESIGN

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he City of Centennial is consistently recognized both locally and nationally for its superb quality of life, safety, great neighborhoods and abundance of recreational opportunities. Centennial strives for innovation and excellence and the accolades listed below are proof the City has something special.

} One of the Best Places to Move/Open a Business in the Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards (2017) } 8th Best City for First-Time Homebuyers by NerdWallet (2017) } 2nd Healthiest Housing Market in Colorado by financial technology company SmartAsset (2017)

} 80122 named 3rd “Hottest Zip Code” for home sales in the Nation by Realtor.com (2015) } Best City in Colorado for first-time home buyers by WalletHub (2015) } Centennial Center Park was named #1 of eight

} One of Best Cities to Start a Family by LendEDU (2017)

} “Under the Stars” Laser Light Show and

medium cities (2015) Concert named Best Annual Event in Colorado

} 5th Most Customer-Friendly City in America by Yelp (2016)

} No. 26 Best Place to Live in USA Today’s 50 Best

} #3 Best for Place for Veterans to Live by Military Times rankings for medium cities (2016)

} America’s Most Internet-Connected City

} 9th Best City for First-Time Homebuyers by Wallet Hub (2016)

} One of the most “equal” large communities with

} No. 4 Best Place to Live in USA Today’s 50 Best Places to Live in America (2015)

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(2015) } No. 13 Best Place to Live in America

} One of the safest cities in Colorado by CQ Press (2006-Current)

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Community Media’s Reader’s Choice Awards

} #13 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine (2016)

} One of best cities for young families by Apartment List (2016)

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a kid again by ImFromDenver.com (2015) } Best for Vets: Places to Live 2015 rankings for

} Named 4th “most successful” city in the nation by Zippia Inc. (2016)

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playgrounds in Colorado that make you feel like

} One of the Best Cities for Families by Apartment List (2017)

} Centennial Center Park Best Place for Outdoor Fun by Macaroni Kid Daisy Awards (2016)

$96,634

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by Governing Magazine (2014) greatest income equality by NerdWallet (2014) } 5280 Magazine named Centennial Center Park Best Playground (2014) } Centennial Center Park received the Live Work Play Awards from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (2013) } No. 47 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine (2012)

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elcome to the inaugural edition of the Centennial Community Guide.

This guide contains listings for Things To Do, Dining, Shopping and Events, and provides information about City initiatives and the elected leaders who put them in motion. But first, let’s get to know a little bit more about Centennial. Known as one of the safest cities in Colorado, Centennial encompasses nearly 30 square miles and has something for everyone, offering breathtaking views, a vast network of parks and open space, distinctive recreational activities, advanced business opportunities and familyfriendly neighborhoods. USA Today and Money Magazine have ranked Centennial among the “Best Places to Live” in America, and many who live here would agree. Residents of Centennial are served by the awardwinning Littleton Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District, which are among the top school districts in the state. The City has emerged as an innovative leader in successfully using publicprivate partnerships to provide highquality and cost-effective municipal services to the community and businesses. That includes contracting with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office for our law enforcement services, CH2M for public works and code enforcement, SAFEbuilt for building services, and Humane Society Pikes Peak Region for animial law enforcement services.

Recreation District and Arapahoe Park and Recreation District. In April 2012, the City officially opened Centennial Center Park. The park includes a splash pad filled with water features, a beautiful amphitheater, climbing walls, picnic shelters, walking paths, and educational playground equipment. Within a few years of opening, the park was named Best Playground in 5280’s “Top of the Town” issue and earned Macaroni Kid’s Gold Daisy Award for the Best Place for Outdoor Fun in 2016.

good living. It’s our hope that this guide helps direct residents to some of the places they’ve never visited and even ones they already have — those gathering places that make Centennial a unique and exciting City to call home.

In addition to being recognized as one of the Best Places to Live, the City has received numerous other accolades, including a 2017 designation as one of the Best Places to Move/ Open a Business from the Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards (see page 4 for the full list of recent awards). The City continues to attract top employers, awardwinning eateries, destination shops, and families with an eye for

The City has been recognized for its extensive park system, much of which is overseen by the South Suburban Parks and

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Top row from left: Mark Gotto, District 3; Kathy Turley, District 1; Cathy Noon, Mayor; Charles “C.J.” Whelan, District 4; and Stephanie Piko, District 4 and Mayor Pro Tem. Bottom row from left: Candace Moon, District 1; Carrie Penaloza, District 2; Doris Truhlar, District 2; and Ken Lucas, District 3.

Clockwise from top left: cutting the ribbon during the launch of the Go Centennial pilot program; watching the groundbreaking ceremony for The Glenn, a mixed-use building being constructed in the Jones District; visiting RuMe, a manufacturer of reusable totes, travel accessories and lifestyle bags; celebrating IKEA’s 5-year anniversary.

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Centennial NEXT is a 12-18 month initiative that engages the public in defining a shared vision for the City between now and 2030.

public investment and a healthy environment. The plan will promote quality of life, a sense of community, economic vitality, supporting infrastructure, and responsible government that leaves a legacy for future generations.

Centennial NEXT’s planning process will help ensure the community’s values align with the City’s roadmap for development so that Centennial thrives well into the future. This City-wide plan will guide our approach to preserving, enhancing and growing Centennial’s neighborhoods in a way that promotes mutual prosperity, coordinated

During this planning effort, the City turns to those who know the City best – its residents, businesses and stakeholders — to help identify opportunities, challenges and visions for Centennial’s future. Visit centnnialco.gov/ centennialnext to get involved.

Centennial FiberWorks

In December 2016, the implementation of the first phase of the City’s $5.7 million Fiber Master Plan began. This initial phase is being built underground and centrally, in the City, in conduit facilities, known as the Central Backbone. Additional phases will follow and be built over the next 12 to 24 months until ultimately the fiber backbone is deployed Citywide.

Fiber Commission to oversee Centennial FiberWorks, a program to implement the fiber backbone. This backbone will connect and complete the City’s underground infrastructure, connecting to key City sites and other community anchor institutions, such as schools and emergency services. This backbone will enable both existing and new broadband providers to tie into the new infrastructure with the goal of providing better and more competitive choices and services for consumers.

As the City constructs its fiber backbone and continues to develop partnership opportunities, City Council has created a

Go to centennialco.gov/fiber for the most upto-date information and to see where fiber will be deployed throughout the City.

In 2013, Centennial voters overwhelmingly supported the City’s intention to create a new fiber broadband infrastructure for the City.

Centennial Trails and Recreation Plan The City of Centennial is in the process of updating the 2007 Parks, Open Space, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan. The 2017 Trails and Recreation Plan will help set the future for parks, open space, trails and recreation in Centennial. Get involved and tell us what you think about existing recreation and what other new

experiences can add to your life in Centennial. Through a series of online surveys and public meetings, you will get many chances to have your voice heard. Go to centennialco.gov/ trailsandrecplan to subscribe to our Trails and Recreation Plan e-newsletter or to view FAQs about the plan update.

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Advancements in technology have allowed us to have more fun than ever before. We have a multitude of interactive gaming centers for kids and adults. Take Topgolf as a prime example. It has managed to merge the intricacies of golf with gaming by implanting electronic devices inside golf balls, which enables players to tally scores for various games that add new and challenging elements to what would otherwise be a standard driving range. It makes for an experience everyone can get into. The same goes for SNĂ–BAHN, an indoor skiing venue that uses revolving slopes of synthetic material to mimic the feel of snow. Beginners can find their ski legs in the same place that experts practice their turns during the offseason. Employees control the speed of the skiing surface and 8 |

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can change the angle to create a steeper slope. Then there’s Dart Warz, a business that has taken advancements in toy making to a new level. The company hands out an arsenal of dart-deploying firearms, creating an all-out war for birthday parties, corporate events and anyone else who wants to take a shot. Technology also plays a major role in the modern movie-going experience at SouthGlenn Stadium 14, with state-of-the-art equipment pumping out the best sound yet and 3-D technology turning films into lifelike productions. But advancements have thankfully left some past times untouched. Ice skating at South Suburban Ice Arena, for example, looks much the same as it did 20-30 years ago. And Uncorked Kitchen, which has its customers collaborate to create great food in a fun environment, is all about the shared experience between friends, spouses, siblings or anyone else who wants to give it a try.


Sur la Table

6853 S. York St., Ste. 115 303-730-4133 surlatable.com In 1972, the first Sur La Table store opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It was a place where serious cooks found a surprising selection of culinary tools from around the world, with helpful, knowledgeable employees who loved cooking, too. It’s now grown to more than 100 stores across America, with a website and catalog viewed by millions of people each year and a highlyregarded cooking class program. But some things haven’t changed: it’s still the place for an unsurpassed selection of exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and table. They’re still passionate about cooking and entertaining, eager to share all they know.

point-scoring golf games that anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbor’s 7-yearold kid can play year-round. Most people who play the game don’t even call themselves “golfers.” Trust us, we’ve done extensive marketing research. Anyone can play and compete, so no need to be intimidated. Just picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. The closer to the center or “bull’s-eye” you get and the farther out you hit your microchipped balls, the more points you receive. Score even bigger with Topgolf’s extensive food and beverage menu that is sure to impress even the pickiest foodies.

X-treme Challenge Arena 82 Inverness Dr., Unit A2 303-706-0909 xtremechallengearena.com

Xtreme Challenge Arena caters to energetic groups of kids, teens, and adults in the Denver area that are wanting to encounter fun games of skill, wit, and determination. Each event is facilitated by a coaching staff to ensure a fun and safe experience for all. The coach guides each group through a variety of unique stunts, climbing challenges, competition games, obstacle courses, and team-building activities.

Topgolf

10601 E. Easter Ave. 720-880-3151 topgolf.com/us/centennial Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. You can challenge your friends and family to addictive

With more than 75 different activities to choose from, customers are constantly engaged with physical fun. All games and challenges are customized to fit the age or skill level of the group. Whether planning a birthday party for young kids, a corporate team building event for employees, or a highimpact workout for top-notch athletes, Xtreme Challenge Arena provides lasting memories. There’s no better way to build relationships among peers than by simply having a ton of fun in a competitive environment. It defines the strengths of the group as well as individual strengths.

Rock’n & Jam’n Indoor Climbing 7390 S. Fraser St. 303-766-5462 climbthebest.com

The towering rock walls at Rock’n & Jam’n Indoor Climbing in Centennial might look formidable to a beginner, but they are a playground for teens and adults who have a little bit of experience under their harness. While physical ability helps, climbers don’t necessarily need super strength to participate. It provides both a mental and physical workout, and for those who don’t have a fear of heights, it can be downright fun. The climbing facility near Jordan Road and E. Hinsdale Drive accommodates all different ability levels and welcomes those who want to take on bouldering, top rope climbing and lead climbing. Qualified instructors teach everything from introductory lessons and intermediate techniques to classes in which experienced climbers can learn how to manage the rope for a partner. Rock’n & Jam’n offers climbing clubs, competitions, yoga classes and 30-minute circuit-style workouts that focus on core strength, cardio and injury prevention. 2 0 17 C E N T E N N I A L C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E

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Dart Warz

8150 S. University Blvd. 855-717-3278 dartwarz.com Dart Warz, the premier indoor foam dart battlefield, is becoming the coolest alternative to paintball or airsoft for the whole family. Dart Warz is a competitive team sport for the whole family. Being the brain child of the man now known by players as the “Nerf Ninja,” Dart Warz started out as a family game night in the founder’s own living room. Over the years, Dart Warz has evolved and is on its way to becoming a leading family fun center. Their mission is simple: To promote honesty, teamwork and sportsmanship. Dart Warz is tailored to be fun for all age groups 5 and older. Dart Warz also has Elite and Extreme Leagues that practice once a week with grenades, swords, blowguns, body armor and shields. The company specializes in birthday parties, team-building and employee parties. Bring in a team for a party or book a fundraiser for any organization.

The Woodhouse Day Spa 6955 S. York St., Suite 400 303-955-0911 woodhousespas.com

Hollywood Theater SouthGlenn Stadium 14 6901 S. Vine St. 844-462-7342 regmovies.com

Hollywood Theaters - SouthGlenn Stadium 14 features 14 state-of-the-art auditoriums complete with 100 percent digital projection, 3-D technology and online reserved seating capabilities. The theater houses Skybox, a full-service restaurant and bar, offering an alternative to typical concession faire. Six auditoriums are outfitted with preferred balcony seating where moviegoers can enjoy first class “at-your-seat-service.” The cinema seats 2,700 guests.

Monster Golf

8227 S. Holly St. 303-993-6892 monsterminigolf.com/denver Experience 18 holes of fun at Monster Mini Golf. Whether it’s a rainy-day activity or you’re looking to pre-plan summer activities for a school or camp, Monster Mini Golf is the perfect venue for an action-packed field trip. Monster Mini Golf provides a physically and mentally stimulating experience for children filled with monster-themed, glow-in-the dark mini golf, exciting arcade games, and plenty of smiles and laughs. Children leave begging to come back after they participate in an hour and a half of non-stop fun and entertainment. There are options for art and craft projects, as well as food and refreshment. 10 |

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The Clue Room

Two Centennial locations: 7255 S. Havana St. | 303-955-1722 7600 E. Arapahoe Rd., Ste. 211 | 303-955-1722 theclueroom.com Each week more people are introduced to the concept of interactive live escape games. Here’s how it works: between two and 12 players are locked in a strange room with only 60 minutes to escape. Team members must work together to solve a series of riddles, decipher hidden clues and unlock mysteries. It’s all about fun, critical thinking and teamwork, but it’s the ultimate race against time, with a ticking clock reminding players how much time they have left. Live escape games attract a broad audience — businesses book team-building exercises, families schedule birthday parties, couples go to the Clue Room for date nights, and teachers visit with their students. The games test communication skills, critical thinking under pressure, and the ability to work together.

Do yourself a favor and experience The Woodhouse Day Spa, which offers a tranquil, transformational environment that’s both memorable and healthy. From beginning to end, their dedicated spa team ensures that your visit enhances your well-being. Upon entering, customers treated to a warm smile, a luxurious robe, and reflexology sandals that release the day’s stresses. You’ll relax in their Quiet Room, where a selection of specialty, loose-leaf teas begins your journey to relaxation and rejuvenation. Relax, refresh and renew!

Glosshouz

8171 S. Chester St. 303-459-4210 glosshouz.com Denver’s ultimate beauty and spa destination. Their bright retail area offers refreshments at the Aesthetics Bar where blowouts and nails are performed. The Spa Retreat area is an oasis for receiving facial skin care, massage, body treatments, lash extensions, airbrush tanning, hair salon, and other beauty services. They also have a glassed-in party room, hydrotherapy, an expansive ladies’ lounge and powder room, and a unique mix of other amenities. They strive to create an atmosphere where people, especially women, love to spend time. Glosshouz does this by offering a fun social experience and the convenience to receive a variety of beauty and wellness services all in one place.


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Centennial Gun Club 11800 E. Peakview Ave. 303-789-2582 (CLUB) centennialgunclub.com

The Centennial Gun Club has 26 shooting lanes and a state-of-the-art target retrieval system that allows the shooter to position the target at any distance from the firing line up to 75 feet. Retrieval systems include full turning targets to challenge the shooter with shoot/ no shoot scenarios. The 75 foot lanes are ideal for tactical shotgun and tactical rifle training and practice; law enforcement officers often use Centennial Gun Club as a resource for training. The club’s training center has a wide range of training for beginners to advanced shooters and a growing number of leagues and special shooting events.

Colorful Colorado Living Enjoy worry-free living, resort-like amenities and an engaging, welcoming community as vibrant as Colorado itself. Call 303.900.4982 to arrange a private tour of our cottages and apartment homes. Christian Living Communities

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South Suburban Golf Course

7900 S. Colorado Blvd. 303-770-5500 ssprd.org/South-Suburban-Golf-Course Play a round against a picturesque mountain backdrop at this regional favorite, public golf course. Take your time playing through the full 18-hole regulation course, or get in a quick round on the 9-hole par 3. With a relaxed atmosphere, the South Suburban Golf Course is designed for both avid golfers and beginners. And after you’re done on the course, stop on by The Club at South Suburban to relax and enjoy a meal looking out across the course and the Front Range. 2 0 17 C E N T E N N I A L C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E

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SNÖBAHN

6955 S. York St. #404 303-872-8494 snobahn.com Skiing and snowboarding are no different than any other sport; repetition leads to muscle memory which allows for further advancement. The average person spends a little more than an hour actually skiing or snowboarding when purchasing a full day lift ticket. The rest of the time is spent in lift lines, waiting for group members, and resting or eating on the mountain. For someone who skis less than 20 days a year, the ability to improve under this format is slow, inconsistent and extremely challenging. A typical hour at SNÖBAHN is much different. One half-hour of continuous skiing or snowboarding on the revolving slopes at the average speed is the equivalent of skiing the distance of over 20,000 vertical feet. In addition, each of the revolving slopes has a mirror at the base providing immediate feedback on technique and positioning. Young or old, beginner or advanced, first-timer or monthly member, participant or spectator – the facilities at SNÖBAHN were designed for everyone.

Celebrity Lanes

15755 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-779-0155 celebritylanes.com It’s a place where you are the Celebrity. Locally owned and operated since 2011, Celebrity Lanes offers food, drink and family fun on the northwest corner of South Parker Road and Arapahoe Road. Aside from bowling, kids and adults can enjoy laser tag and video games. With two private bowling suites, an extensive catering menu, full bar service and loads of fun, Celebrity Lanes is a great choice for group events. The attached Jackson’s Bar & Grill has 40 beers on tap, large TVs, table service and plenty of great food.

South Suburban Ice Arena

EXPERIENCE A NEW KIND OF KNOW

6580 S. Vine St. 303-798-7881 ssprd.org/South-Suburban-Ice-Arena

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Learn more at arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).

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Looking to sharpen your skills? The South Suburban Ice Arena is a nationally recognized ice skating complex with a teaching staff second to none. Take a lesson, join one of the competitive figure skating or hockey programs, or stop by during public skate. There are two ice rinks — with a total capacity for 1,100 people — as well as arcade games, concessions, a pro shop, equipment rentals, skate sharpening and more. If you enjoy the ice, then you’ll love the South Suburban Ice Arena.


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Active Shooter Response Training Center 6649 S. Paris St. 303-397-3286 asrtrainingcenter.com

The Centennial Active Shooter Response Training Center, which opened in April 2016, is dedicated to training teams of internal corporate personnel to effectively respond to the growing threat of active shooters and violent encounters in the workplace. Instructors teach defensive postures, unarmed combat methods, handgun training and ways to safely initiate contact with an aggressor. They capture video of customers’ reactions to real-life scenarios that play out in the training center’s simulation room and then provide feedback.

Downslope Distilling

6770 S. Dawson Cir., Ste. 400 303-693-4300 downslopedistilling.com In 2009, Downslope Distilling started making rum, vodka and whiskey. Downslope Distilling does group tastings and tours. Their hours are Friday – Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. It’s best to call ahead, and they are happy to schedule tours outside normal tour hours. Send an email to

Mitchabate@aim.com or a text to 303-478-0228 and write ‘DS TOUR’ in heading and indicate date, time and number of people in your party. Downslope Distilling began its life from a notion that really distinct, interesting and complex spirits could be produced on a small

scale. That was in May of 2008. Downslope currently produces 10 regular products that are shipped to seven states (and counting) as well as spectacular limited release whiskeys and specialty products that are available only at the tasting room.

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Truhlar and Truhlar, l.l.p. 7340 E. Caley Ave., Ste 310, Centennial, CO 80111

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here’s lots to see and do in Centennial’s natural and developed parks. Whether you are seeking an outdoor adventure, historical and environmental education, or a place to relax, you will find it in the various parks and facilities in and surrounding the City.

17-MILE HOUSE FARM PARK 8181 S. Parker Rd Residents can step back in time during a visit to 17-Mile House, which served pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860’s. This County-designated heritage area includes a historic house, silo, barn and windmills. The County has restored the structures to their known condition in the early 1900’s. ARAPAHOE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS PARK 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora

Regional Parks and Facilities CENTENNIAL CENTER PARK 13050 E. Peakview Ave. The 11-acre, award-winning Centennial Center Park is located on the north side of Arapahoe Road, between S. Revere Pkwy. and S. Vaughn St., adjacent to the Centennial Civic Center. It was named Best Playground in 5280 Magazine’s “Top of the Town” issue in 2014. Four areas of the park are available for reservations: the coffee shelter, large shelter, plaza and amphitheater. PARKER JORDAN CENTENNIAL OPEN SPACE 16400 E. Broncos Pkwy. This open space area consists of 107 acres of open space along Cherry Creek, which includes the 40-mile Cherry Creek Regional Trail extending from downtown Denver to Castlewood Canyon State Park in Douglas County. This open space, together with the Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park and 17-Mile Park form a regionally significant network of natural areas where the public can enjoy the Cherry Creek ecosystem and natural history. 14 |

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The fairgrounds provides a variety of facilities for year-round community rental. It hosts a horse show arena, rodeo arena and 35,000 square-foot event center - the first building of several planned for the site. Park, trail and open space plans are currently under development. Amenities include a trailhead and trails, nature play area, and a multi-use field with large picnic pavilion.

Cherry Creek State Park

4201 S. Parker Rd., Aurora | 303-690-1166 Cherry Creek State Park is a scenic oasis in the Denver area offering a wide variety of water and land activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The 4,200-acre park and modern campground are open year-round. View birds and wildlife, recreate or relax with the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop.

CHERRY CREEK VALLEY ECOLOGICAL PARK 7600 E. Jasper Ct.

On-site Activities: Archery, Biking, Birding, Boating, Camping, Canoeing/Rafting/ Kayaking, Cross-country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking/Nature Trails, Horseback Riding, Horseshoes, Ice Skating, Jet Skiing Allowed, Nature/Interpretive Trail, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Volleyball Court, Waterskiing, Wildlife Viewing.

Step into a natural riparian area right in the middle of town and learn about the native plant and wildlife species that thrive in this educational nature preserve along the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. Enjoy the crusher fine trails that wind to overlooks of the small pond or Cherry Creek. Stroll along the wood boardwalk that crosses the wetlands and view the pond up close. Interpretive signage within the park gives the visitor a glimpse of local natural and cultural history.

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District

DOVE VALLEY REGIONAL PARK 7900 S. Potomac St. From spring to fall, this park is filled with athletes young and old. This sports park includes: eight soccer fields, one championships multi-use field, two lighted baseball diamonds, four sand volleyball courts, four picnic pavilions (with barbecues), one mile loop paved walking path and two large gravel parking areas.

631 S. University Blvd. | 303-798-5131 South Suburban provides a wide array of amenities to an already-popular and awardwinning city. Residents can explore more than 100 parks; 62 playgrounds; nearly 100 miles of trails and 2,000 acres of natural open space; four golf courses and recreation centers, three indoor swimming pools; and two outdoor pools and ice arenas. There are lots of ways to enjoy the benefits of South Suburban in the community.


TH I N G S TO D O teen and adult intermediate. In addition, the lifeguard training and water safety instructor classes are a great way to learn a new trade for ages 15 and up.

South Suburban’s facilities, programs and classes are open to the public and those who live within the District receive discounted resident pricing. The recreation district offers a variety of ways to keep your body moving, expand your mind, and connect with nature. Family Sports Center on Peoria Street is the place for family fun. Enjoy a game of laser tag, test your strength on the climbing wall, experience the thrill of bumper cars and inflatables, or check out the eXerGame Zone and more. And when school is out, a licensed childcare program cares for and provides activities for children. Satisfy your cravings on the second floor at The Avalanche Grill, open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and libations. Experience golf your way. Those short on time can sneak in 9 holes at Family Sports Golf Course, or practice their swing at the lighted and heated driving range, open year-round. Take to the ice at Family Sports Ice Arena, the practice facility for the Colorado Avalanche. Explore a variety of programs from Learn to Skate and Play Hockey to hockey leagues and figure skating. The South Suburban Ice Arena on the west side of the City offers many of the same classes and programs, including Public Skating sessions for all ages. At Goodson Recreation Center, residents can swim, run, spin, lift, hit the courts, take a class, explore their creativity and more. And, the High Line Canal Trail and deKoevend Park with tennis courts are just a few steps away. Cool off at Franklin and Holly Pools. Both feature wading pools and a main swimming pool with a slide and diving board. Franklin Pool also offers an entertaining splashground to keep cool. Enroll in swim lessons, and after learning the basic strokes, join the Franklin Fish or Holly Sharks swim teams. South Suburban Park and Recreation District provides and manages parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities and programs for 152,000 residents living in Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan, Columbine Valley, Bow Mar, western Centennial and portions of unincorporated Jefferson, Douglas and Arapahoe counties.

Arapahoe Park and Recreation District

16799 E. Lake Ave. | 303-269-8400 Are you looking for a place where you feel welcome? Do you need a new, stimulating activity to help you reduce stress? The Arapahoe Park and Recreation District’s Trails Recreation Center has everything you need. Did you know exercise not only stimulates weight loss and muscle gain, but also helps lower heart rate, improves mood, reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and improves your complexion? In addition, pursuing your artistic side can help you relax, boosts self-esteem, increases awareness, and enhances critical thinking skills. If you would like to receive these benefits, read on to see what The Trails Recreation Center has to offer. The Trails is a 78,000 square-foot community recreation facility located at 16799 E. Lake Ave and has two fitness floors with circuit and free weights, cardiovascular equipment and more advanced strength equipment such as a Torque Rack, Bravo Functional Trainer and Cybex Jungle Gym for individualized and sport specific training. For those who prefer a group environment, The Trails Recreation Center offers more than 80 fitness classes a week including cycling, Muscle Madness, cardio kickboxing, splash, Zumba, yoga and Tabata. If you’re unsure of how to reach your fitness goals, The Trails also has a variety of extremely knowledgeable certified personal trainers to help reach those goals. The Trails’ 18,000 square-foot aquatics facility offers a leisure pool with two slides and a lazy river, lap pool, hot tub, steam room and dry sauna. Group and private swim lessons are a popular option and kids of all ages can learn to swim from the tot level all the way to

Athletics programs and leagues can enhance a child’s skills in basketball, volleyball and gymnastics. And The Trails Recreation Center hasn’t forgotten mom and dad as it offers both men’s adult basketball and women’s adult volleyball leagues as well. DON’T STOP THERE…The Trails also invites residents to attend adult and youth art and pottery, dance, music, theatre, cooking and photography classes. If that isn’t already enough for the kids to do, The Trails continues to offer Play-Well TEKnologies Lego, Speed Stacking and Fantasy Quest holiday, summer and school break camps and will be offering newer educational classes such as Little Veterinarian School, Little Nursing School and Calling All Doctors!

If fitness enthusiasts are not in the mood for an indoor facility, they can check out the many parks, trails, and open space that the Arapahoe Park and Recreation District has to offer. It also has numerous small shelters and two large pavilions to reserve that can host a birthday party, family BBQ, or small gathering. With more than 10 parks with playgrounds, miles of trails, several acres of open space, seven basketball courts, multiple kinds of athletic fields, an outdoor seasonal pool, a 9-hole disc golf course, and more than 41,000 square feet of skate park that serves the adventurous beginner to the daring advanced skater, the District is sure residents can find their next outdoor experience close by. Please visit trailsrecreationcenter.org to find activities, classes, training or programs, or aprd.org for parks, trails, and open space information.

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ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY

CEN TENNIA L BR E W E RIE S In the summer of 2016, the City of Centennial launched a virtual tour of local breweries using unique online mapping software from ArcGIS. The result was an interactive way for Centennial residents and local breweries to connect. The Centennial Virtual Brewery Tour allowed craft brew novices and aficionados alike to explore the up-andcoming businesses in their own backyard through a series of short videos, photos and engaging narratives. In turn, it helped spread the word about Centennial’s growing microbrewery scene, helping to put it on the map, so to speak. To get the full brewery experience, go to centennialco.gov, click on the ‘Things to Do’ tab, then click on ‘Virtual Brewery Tour’ under the ‘Explore’ section.

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4550 S. Reservoir Road 720-328-9038 two22brew.com

9627 E. County Line Rd. 303-792-9090 rockbottom.com/locations/southdenver-park-meadows-mall

BLUE SPRUCE BREWING COMPANY

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7286 S. Yosemite St. #110 720-722-1238 resolutebrewingco.com

LOST HIGHWAY BREWING COMPANY

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5150 E. Arapahoe Rd., Unit D1-B 720-583-0580 halfpennybrewing.com

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4151 E. County Line Rd., Unit G 303-771-0590 bluesprucebrewing.com

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CEN TENNIA L COFFE E S H O P S What makes a good cup of coffee? Or should the question be “who makes a good cup of coffee?” On the heels of the successful rollout of a virtual tour of Centennial’s breweries, the City decided to next focus the spotlight on independent coffee shops. Utilizing an online mapping tool from ArcGIS, the Centennial Virtual Coffee Shop Tour enables users to navigate their way through the independent coffee scene on a map while gathering the stories behind each java shop and learning about the different nuances of creating a memorable cup of coffee. The online story map combines narratives and behind-the-scenes photos with engaging video interviews with owners.

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8283 S. Akron St., Unit #170 303-925-0340 303coffee.com

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Centennial is full of awardwinning eateries that serve delicacies originating from all over the world. The flavors of India, China, Mexico, Italy, Vietnam and America, among many others, blend into a tasty dining scene that allows hungry residents to try something new every week if they want to. Some establishments have intriguing concepts, like PizzaDoodle, a family-owned and operated restaurant that caters to — what else? — families with young children. It serves up high-quality food in a setting that showcases local kids’ art on the walls.

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Others are capitalizing on the pho craze (pronounced ‘fuh,’ it’s a hearty broth and rice noodle dish with a choice of meat, herbs and vegetables) with scrumptious results. And sushi continues to be popular; the City is home to several Asian restaurants that serve delicious and artistic dishes. Then there is traditional American fare from places like Hodsons Bar and Grill, Doug’s Day Diner and Growler USA, a newcomer that serves dozens of craft beers along with food like crispy tots, beef brisket sliders, the Pilsner Chicken Avocado Club and, of course, beer cheese soup. So get out there, explore Centennial and expand your palate!


succulent, mouth-watering hamburgers. First they start with 100-percent pure ground chuck, free of additives, fillers and preservatives. Each patty is seasoned to make your taste buds dance with just the right amount of secret blend of spices. Each burger is made to order and cooked over flames with a true Char-broiler to give it that true mouthwatering outdoor flavor.

Pieology Pizzeria

12073 E. Arapahoe Rd. #140 303-927-6146 pieology.com Before it created more than 78 billion pizza possibilities, its story began in the kitchen, with Pieology’s founder, his wife and daughters, and a plan to share time together. From that day on, Pieology would forever be a fresh retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle, where the only thing more important than quality food is quality people to share it with. Pieology believes you can’t slap limits on creativity or inspiration and still expect to change the world. You have to give people the freedom to choose. Pieology didn’t set out to create just another make-your-own pizza place. It’s here to feed the Centennial community, nourish creativity and bring people together. It’s a bigger vision. One filled with love and purpose. For Pizza. People. Passion.

Juicy Burgers & Dogs 6830 S. Yosemite St. 303-741-3647 juicyburgersanddogs.com

At Juicy Burgers & Dogs, quality means everything. Juicy’s quality starts with their

All sandwiches include the freshest toppings, from the crisp, hand-leafed lettuce, to vineripened tomatoes, and hand-cut kosher pickles, sautéed mushrooms and grilled onions. The French fries at Juicy Burgers & Dogs are cut fresh throughout the day from the finest Kennebec potatoes, and the thinlysliced onion rings, mushrooms and jalapenos are all house made, breaded in a secret blend of seasonings and spices, and then cooked to a mouth-watering golden brown.

2 Penguins Tap and Grill 13065 E. Briarwood Ave. 303-792-0310 twopenguinsdenver.com

With 36 taps, 2 Penguins rotates favorite local brews regularly to keep up with the latest Colorado craft beers available. The restaurant posts real-time info on social media about its happy hour specials, plate and pint dinners, special events and, of course, those recently-tapped beers. Its menu includes homemade hummus, golden brown crispy crab and shrimp cakes, panko-breaded onion rings, pulled pork burritos, and homemade Neapolitan stone-baked pizzas.

My Salad Chop

12201 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-993-7430 mysaladchop.com/cent.html With a commitment to health and wellness along with a passion for small business, the four owners developed the concept of My Salad Chop. Eric Abbott and Mark Rank have owned and operated the two Centennial My Favorite Muffin locations since 1995. Zack Weiss is the current owner/operator of Four Leaf Chopped Salads. And, Matt Sprague owns his own remodeling and construction business. Together, all four owners combined their previous business experience with their talents and passions, and My Salad Chop was born. Living in Colorado and knowing people’s desire to be fit and healthy, My Salad Chop offers the best, healthy salads anyone can find. From specialty salads created by the team, to build-your-own creations, the sky’s the limit to get the perfect salad. If you feel good, you’re more efficient, hence My Salad Chop’s motto: HEALTHY = PRODUCTIVE.

Land of Sushi Japanese Cuisine 2412 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-779-0608 landofsushi.net

Land of Sushi purchases only fresh seafood. Each of their sushi chefs are expertly trained to delight you with each entree. So with the freshest of ingredients and beautiful design, your cravings will be totally satisfied. Not only do claim to serve the best sushi ever, but they have the best customer service and are genuinely glad to see you at Land of Sushi. They serve grilled escolar, Colorado lamb chop, sashimi, salmon rolls, chicken teriyaki and tempura. 2 0 17 C E N T E N N I A L C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E

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Wingin’ It

Farro Italian Restaurant

Whether you come in for one of the 50 signature wing sauces or if you just want to hang out and enjoy a cold beer on the patio, the owners at Wingin’ It think you’ll agree that it has the best hot wings and staff in the Denver metro area. It all started in 2002, when Derrol Moorhead set out to perfect the best wings on the planet while served in a family friendly atmosphere. He succeeded and created an excellent dining experience built on great homemade sauces and first class service by a great staff. Stop by for local sports action on their HD TVs or kick back and relax in their laid back atmosphere, watch famous Rocky Mountain sunsets and enjoy great food and drinks at unbeatable prices. Planning an event or party? They specialize in large orders and can cook massive amounts of wings.

Longtime Centennial local and renowned chef Matthew Franklin created Farro Italian Restaurant. Farro is a fun neighborhood gathering place offering reasonablypriced, innovative food in a friendly, casual atmosphere. With 30 years of restaurant experience, Farro creates a haven for suburban diners. As Matthew likes to say, “We want people to pay for the food, not the china.”

8200 S. Quebec St. 720-207-2435 hotwingscoolplace.com

8320 S. Holly St. 303-694-5432 farrorestaurant.com

GeJo’s Original

303-862-3248 7200 E. Dry Creek Rd. gejosoriginal.com GeJo’s was originally established in 1968 in Trinidad, Colorado, by Carl and Angelina Galasso. The restaurant was managed by Angelina’s mother “Granny” Mariano, and named after Carl and Angelina‘s sons, Gene and Joe. The family opened the Centennial GeJo’s in 1979.

Hodsons Bar and Grill SouthGlenn 6851 S. Gaylord St. #262 720-457-3852 hodsonsbarandgrillsouthglenn.com

Situated in the Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial, Hodsons is a stylish, upbeat restaurant and bar featuring expertlyprepared American fare. Rotisserie cooking is the big draw, featuring roasted chicken and slow roasted prime rib among other favorites. Hodsons also offers an outstanding wine list, local micro-brews and a selection of handcrafted specialty cocktails. This contemporary American restaurant is ideal for lunch, dinner and cocktails. From the leather booth seating, soft lighting and spectacular bar, every element of the design evokes a classic yet sophisticated setting. Sit by the fire pit and enjoy Hodsons’ large patio year round. 20 |

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ViewHouse Centennial

7101 S. Clinton St. 303-586-3523 viewhouse.com/location-centennial ViewHouse is a chef-driven, casual eatery, bar and rooftop that delivers a superior, inclusive experience with a locally rooted vibe and fun energy. The original ViewHouse — across from Coors Field in Denver — was first conceptualized in 2010 and inspired by Coloradans’ fondness of sports, love for the outdoors and healthy lifestyles revolving around food, activities and all things local. The ViewHouse’s Centennial location opened near Arapahoe Road and Clinton Street in August 2014 with aesthetics similar to the original location, plus new components like more rooftop dining. ViewHouse promises a vibrant atmosphere, animated staff, indoor and outdoor flat screen TVs, a variety of bar activities, catering to the city’s biggest sports fans, backyard game junkies and casual diners alike.

Fire Bowl Café

11435 E. Briarwood Ave. # 900 303-799-1690 firebowlcafe.com

GeJo’s uses only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Its recipes were handed down from granny’s mom, Nana Cappelucci, and are still prepared from scratch the way she would have done it many years ago in her own kitchen in Italy.

Fire Bowl Café’s main feature, Stir Fry Your Way, lets customers choose from a variety of main ingredients, fresh vegetables and flavorful sauces to be prepared in sizzling woks. Fire Bowl Café uses only the freshest ingredients and has a broad selection of flavors to suit a wide spectrum of tastes.

Start with Italian egg rolls or fresh cheese sticks. Then enjoy some pasta made with the family’s secret sauce, or have a hand-stretched pizza with the fixings of your choice. GeJo’s also recommends its made-from-scratch ravioli. Finally, top it all off with a piece of Joe’s homemade carrot cake for dessert.

Fire Bowl Café looks at everything from the customer’s perspective. It believes customers should get what they want from every dining experience. In addition to great food, customers will always get speedy, courteous service in an energized, fun environment.

Winston Hill’s Ribs & Stuff

Doug’s Day Diner

5090 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-843-6475 winstonhillsribsandstuff.net

If slow-cooked barbecue tops your list of favorite foods, you love it at Winston Hill’s Ribs & Stuff. The restaurant has been serving up home-cooked specialties for over half a century. From beef brisket and sliced ham to pork ribs and chicken, all of the meats on its barbecue restaurant and catering menus have been slow-cooked and 100-percent woodsmoked. Its cooks use old-fashioned barbecue techniques that seal in the flavor and leave customers with a memorable restaurant meal that they’ll be talking about for weeks to come.

15444 E. Orchard Rd. 720-870-6228 centennial.dougsdaydiner.com It’s not home. It’s not work. It’s your “third place,” where you’re taken care of. Darn near everything Doug’s Day Diner creates is homemade and scratch-made. From the sauces, soups, browns, fries, potato chips, biscuits, syrups and jams, to the meats, sausages, pickles and dressings. Doug’s cooks with real butter and canola oil to provide customers with the freshest and best-tasting food anywhere.


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Jade Garden

5120 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-770-5188 jadegardencentennial.com Vanessa and Sam, co-founders of Jade Garden, have strived to preserve the special oriental experience that the Jade Garden has always provided, yet still add their own expertise. Vanessa and Sam previously owned and operated the very popular New Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in Winter Park. Partake in one of Vanessa’s famous specialty cocktails or enjoy a fine glass of wine. Then sit back and savor what could be the finest authentic Chinese cuisine in all of Colorado. Specialties include lemon chicken, scallops with wine sauce, Szechuan steak, and sesame shrimp.

Jerome’s Pizza

11405 E. Briarwood Ave. 303-799-7979 jeromes-pizza.com Jerome’s Pizza is a slice of heaven. Take “The Desperado” for example. The pizza is topped with southwest chicken with chipotle pesto and black bean corn salsa. Then there’s “The God Father,” a blend of garlic-infused olive oil, mozzarella/provolone mix, sausage, red and green peppers, caramelized onions and oregano. Plus, Jerome’s has salads and desserts and pizza happy hour specials every day from 4-8 p.m.

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Mama Roma

For a taste of authentic New York pizza or Italian specialties in Colorado, look no further than Mama Roma. From the thin-crust pizzas made with the highest-quality mozzarella to the range of Italian dishes such as lasagna, spaghetti Bolognese and baked rigatoni, the food is flavorful and fresh. Founder Mary Romano, also known as Mama Roma, took her love of food and cooking with her when she immigrated from Italy to New York City and again when she moved to Colorado. She brought with her a variety of pasta types including stuffed and baked pastas and sauces loaded with tomatoes, seafood, vegetables and aromatic herbs. Mama Roma also brought recipes for Italian-style veal, chicken dishes and calzones made with homemade dough. Dinners are served with a choice of soup or salad and bread and many of the dishes are also available as appetizers.

325 Inverness Drive South Englewood, CO 80112 303-858-2255

www.dpcolo.org

8100 S. Quebec St., Suite B-16 303-796-7662 mamaromaonline.com

Enriching lives. Strengthening communities. Providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities / delays for more than 50 years.

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Bawarchi Biryani Point 11001 E. Arapahoe Pl. 720-799-5666 bawarchidenver.com

Bawarchi Biryani Point isn’t just about food. It’s about the generations of chefs who kept the cooking traditions alive and are behind the delicious dishes its serves. Bawarchi, which means “the chef,” is an homage to all the chefs that kept the traditions alive. Bawarchi strives to tantalize its customers with versatile panIndian menu in a modern quick-serve setting. Bawarchi Biryani Point takes great pride in delivering the most authentic Indian dishes prepared with best ingredients.

Pho 95 Noodle House 6879 S. Vine St. #714 303-797-9535 pho95noodlehouse.com

95 is not just a number, but an inspiring symbol that has kept the owners motivated and together. More specifically it is the year that the family first immigrated to the United States. This number means a lot to the family and is something that has been around since the beginning of their business. With that, they’d like to invite you to share some of their strong family ties and enjoy a nice hot bowl of Pho 95, or any of their other dishes, like Kobe beef sliders, Mahi Mahi Vietnamese tacos, pan-fried noodles or vegetarian plates.

Backyard BBQ burger and pear and bleu cheese salad. And diners can wash it all down with happy hour drinks or refreshing summer beverages, like Bar Louie’s Mango Limeade or Watermelon Fizz.

Shanghai Garden

2500 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-795-7977 shanghaigardenrestaurant.com The appetizer menu at Shanghai Garden includes steamed pork dumplings, fantail shrimp and BBQ spare ribs, while the dinner menu contains favorites like Kung Pao chicken, pork chow mein, green pepper beef, sesame tofu, curry noodles, and mu shu wraps. The Chinese restaurant is active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and even posts lessons so customers can learn more about mastering the art of Chinese cooking and how to eat with chopsticks.

Shawarma Mediterranean Grill 7527 S. University Blvd. 303-703-4040 shawarmamediterraneangrill.com

Shawarma Mediterranean Grill focuses on homemade food including mouthwatering meats as well as a variety of vegetarian offerings. Throwing into the mix sumptuous side dishes and tasty salads, and the theme of this Middle Eastern food becomes clear: each selection fits under the title, “Healthy Choices.” Owners Pierre and Ibrahim Dagher have an extensive history and a unique love for restaurants. With the help of their wives and the combined experience of over 20 years in the industry, they have opened up the little black book of family recipes to create a oneof-a-kind quick service concept in Centennial. Some call it Greek food. Others call it Turkish food. But everyone calls it delicious.

Chicago Mike’s Beef & Dogs 11405 E. Briarwood Ave. Suite 900 720-773-BEEF

Bar Louie

6911 S. Vine St., Ste. 700 720-214-3400 barlouie.com/locations/states/colorado/ centennial The night life lives at Bar Louie in the Streets at SouthGlenn. But it’s not just the energetic and vibrant atmosphere that attracts patrons. Bar Louie — located next to the SouthGlenn Stadium 14 movie theater — specializes in delicacies like Thai chicken flatbread, the 22 |

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Chicago Mike’s is South Denver’s only authentic Chicago born menu with fresh handmade food to satisfy your craving for great Windy City classics. It has been delivering quality Chicago favorites to the Mile High City since 1998. It serves only the freshest ingredients, including genuine Vienna All Beef Hot Dogs, and its own house made Italian beef on an authentic French roll, and hand crafted pizzas with its own signature sausage. Chicago’s Mike’s desire is to deliver a high quality, fast, and friendly dining experience at an affordable price.

Bistro Al Vino 15352 E. Ida Dr. 303-400-3166

Anyone who is into great wine, live entertainment and American Bistro fare with a neighborhood vibe is sure to enjoy Bistro Al Vino. With over 100 wines by the glass and world class bands filling the air, Bistro Al Vino has it all. Owner Al Schwartz welcomes everybody that walks through his doors hospitality. With his wife Brenda, son Adam, and daughter Alana at his side, the family-run bistro make diners feel right at home. Also known as Al’s Angels & Dudes, the friendly staff at Bistro Al Vino is top notch, serving up smiles along with each order. So next time someone wants to relax with good food, good friends and great wines, Al will be waiting with open arms.

Charm 3 Café

2514 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-741-8987 Charm 3 is a family-run cafe that wants to be your hang out. From coffee to get going in the morning, lunch with friends, and treats to take home in the afternoon, they want to be there as the neighborhood spot. Its focus is on quality, healthy ingredients, even in its baked items. It always offers gluten-free, vegan and raw options. Many of Charm 3’s baked goods use coconut sugar or agave instead of cane sugar, and everything is made from scratch.

#Pho

11001 E Arapahoe Pl., Unit B7 303-790-4248 The pho broth is considered by some to be the best, most flavorful they’ve found in Denver. And reviewers say they love the vegetarian options. Hashtag Pho also has Vietnamese fried egg rolls, grilled shrimp vermicelli bowls, rice platters, crispy tofu salad, and, of course, pho with a range of meats to choose from: brisket, tripe, meatballs, chicken, steak and shrimp.


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Jump Start Burrito Café

freshly prepared and are incredible. The entertainment is always different every time and enjoyable. Love this place!!”

6770 S. Yosemite St. 303-220-7117 jumpstartdtc.com

Bennett’s BBQ

7685 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-925-0200 bennettsbbq.com After drawing crowds for years up the road, Bennett’s BBQ is now open on the north side of Arapahoe, east of Safeway at Arapahoe and Quebec, between Grease Monkey and First Bank. Providing Denver’s best Texas BBQ since 1985, enjoy its menu and Texas-sized values. Its friendly family loves to share great Texas BBQ with you. One bite of its mouth-watering ‘cue and customers will know what top-quality Texas BBQ tastes like. Bennett’s is proud to bring its Texas BBQ to Colorado. It is handsdown the best BBQ in Denver.

Jump Start Burrito Cafe is located on Yosemite Street just south of Arapahoe between Fast Traxx and Brakes Plus. Jump Start prides itself on delivering a simple, fresh, and delicious choice in breakfast and lunch. Its burritos are a fresh alternative, made fresh each and every day. Visit and see why they are known as the DTC’s best burritos. Mobile service and delivery available.

Nonna’s Italian Bistro Market & Deli

11877 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-790-9999 nonnasitalianrestaurantonarapahoe.com Nonna’s is a family-run spot for ItalianAmerican meals and provisions, plus wine and Chicago-style hot dogs and sandwiches. It serves calzones, lasagna Bolognese and chicken piccata, and offers live entertainment regularly. One online reviewer says Nonna’s has a “warm, welcoming yet festive atmosphere. The food and wine choices are obviously

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Goal Line Grill

16728 E. Smoky Hill Rd. 303-766-9343 goallinesportsgrill.net In its history, the space has been a pizza joint, a Greek restaurant, a diner, and is now among the best neighborhood sports bars and grills. Gary Copp worked for much of his adult career as an IT professional. When he was young, he’d put time into managing a local bar and never got over his appetite for it. Fast forward to 2010. Already returned once from retirement to again offer his services and time, Gary wanted a change of pace. He had his heart set on Goal Line and relentlessly pursued the previous owners to sell him the bar until they agreed. With 100s of channels and complete sports packages airing on 17 big screen TVs, delicious food coming out of the kitchen, and regular events and specials, Gary has finally realized his dream of bringing a great sports bar to a great neighborhood.

Harvest

FOOD BANK

Support Your Local Food Bank in Lone Tree! To meet our growing demand, we need your help to fill our shelves with nutritous food. Please call us for a list of our most needed items and for help organizing your food drive!

www.FreshHarvestFoodBank.org

Located in Lone Tree ~ Serving families in Douglas County and surrounding areas (720) 381-6169 ~ info@FreshHarvestFoodBank.org

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The Varsity Inn

7500 S. University Blvd. 303-738-8282 thevarsityinn.net

Colonna’s Pizza & Pasta 7475-6 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-468-4700 colonnaspizza.com

Colonna’s Pizza is a local, Colorado familyowned restaurant offering real food that’s made-from-scratch using the finest-quality ingredients. Warm, friendly service is in their blood, and the great-tasting recipes are a product of love. Colonna’s offers terrific Italian food, pizza, pasta, salads, cheesesteaks, hot hero sandwiches and desserts. Its sauces, meatballs, g’nots (garlic knots) pizza dough, mozzarella sticks, etc. are all homemade, fresh-to-order and with lots of love. It’s been making New York-style pizza and Italian food since 1977.

India’s Kitchen II 8236 S. Holly St. 303-488-0101 indiaskitchen.info

Try authentic Indian cuisine, an excellent wine list and exotic beers that complement the complex flavors and aromas of the Indian cuisine at India’s Kitchen, which has locations in both Centennial and Parker. Its casual interiors create a variety of spaces, allowing them to create an intimate dining experience for two or more, as well as larger groups with over 50 seats in both private and open areas.

The Varsity Inn keeps it simple. Pizza, can beer and arcade games. To make matters better, there’s killer food and drink specials so customers will have change left over to pump into their favorite video game machines. Don’t worry, if pizza and video games aren’t your thing, the pool tables, patio and great food selection will keep you busy while your friends are busy setting new high scores. The Varsity Inn is a great place in Centennial to watch all your favorite sports and get your old school (and new) video game fix! The Varsity Inn claims to have the best pizza, todie-for smoked wings, a huge assortment of can beers and a full bar with the friendliest bar staff anywhere.

Masala Xpress

4590 S. Reservoir Rd. 720-531-5971 masalaxpresscentennial.com Kormas, masalas and vindaloos! Masala Xpress offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Centennial. Masala Xpress is a cornerstone in the Centennial community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. The Indian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.

Sonoda’s Sushi and Seafood 9623 E. County Line Rd. Unit C 303-708-8800 sushisonoda.com

Sonoda’s Sushi and Seafood offers traditional Japanese cuisine as well as creative dishes infused with global flavors. Its imaginative and caring staff serves customers with delicious

dishes combining time-honored tastes with a modern and distinctive style. Here customers receive a value-filled experience in the customary Asian way: artful presentations, pure simplicity, and quality service.

Ivy at the Glenn

6955 S. York St. #406 303-730-7200 ivyattheglenn.info A refined restaurant that prepares familiar American dishes with seasonal ingredients, Ivy at the Glenn is a staple at the Streets at SouthGlenn. Ivy at the Glenn was founded by Jimmy Lambatos, a long time restaurateur in Denver for 40 years. Jimmy started his career chefing at the Colorado Mine Company back in the 70’s. In 1980 he partnered a restaurant in Capitol Hill called Footers, an Italian restaurant that was an icon in Denver for a decade. This led Jimmy and his partner to concept a fast casual submarine sandwich restaurant called Quiznos. Years later Jimmy was the spokesperson for Quiznos during a super bowl commercial. Of recent Jimmy opened and operated Baur’s Ristorante in the theater district in downtown Denver from 2008-2011. Jimmy opened Ivy at the Glenn at the Streets of SouthGlenn in 2011.

El Señor Sol

6651 S. University Blvd. 303-347-9991 elsenorsol.com Welcome to El Señor Sol, the place for REAL Mexican food. It’s a local, family-friendly cantina chain serving traditional Mexican dishes and tequila cocktails. The restaurant has proudly served the Denver metro area with the best Mexican dishes for over 15 years. All of its dishes are prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients. Its chips and salsas are prepared daily in order to bring the real taste of Mexico. El Señor Sol has become a perfect place to come and enjoy lunch with coworkers, or unwind after work with one of its famous delicious margaritas, or have a great dinner with family or friends.

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Yuan Palace Mongolian Barbeque 7555 E. Arapahoe Rd., Unit G. 303-771-6296

There’s a little bit of everything at Yuan Palace, from beef with broccoli to pork chow mein to shrimp fried rice. Chefs at the Asian fusion, barbeque and Chinese restaurant cook bowls of meats, rice and noodles to order on a grill. For 35 years, it has been a family owned and operated establishment. Customers love the authenticity of the cuisine and the comfortable atmosphere at Yuan Palace.

Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ

6955 S. York St. 303-794-5400 smokinjoesbbqdenver.com Located in the streets of SouthGlenn, Smokin’ Joe’s famous pit-cooked wings, baby back loin ribs, they offer sandwiches, burgers, salads, and who could forget about its smoked meat plates? Smokin Joes BBQ opened its doors in December 2012. It smokes all of its meats daily in house over a real hickory wood pit. All of its side dishes, appetizers and desserts are made in-house. This takes more time and effort but Smokin’ Joe’s believes that this home cooking provides higher quality and shows customers how much they care about and believe in their food.

PizzaDoodle

Maggie Smith’s Irish Pub

The family-owned and operated restaurant offers high-quality, great-tasting food for people of all ages. It has a unique, familyfriendly environment that showcases local kids’ art on the walls.

Maggie Smith’s Irish Pub does its very best to bring a little bit of Ireland to Centennial. Located on the corner of Arapahoe and Peoria, Maggie Smith’s offers an authentic Irish pub atmosphere with all of the warmth and care customers should expect from a neighborhood bar. It has an extended patio where people can enjoy the incredible Colorado sunshine during the day and the beautiful star-lit skies at night. Whether visiting for the fast lunch service, an unbeatable 2-for-1 happy hour twice a day, or a fantastic dinner menu, allow Maggie Smith’s to show you the warmth and hospitality of a great Irish pub.

6830 S. University Blvd. 303-442-2940 pizza-doodle.com

The idea for PizzaDoodle came from the owners (who having young children themselves) wanted to create a place where young families with children could have a fun and safe place to play and get their wiggles out without sacrificing taste and high-quality food (not typically found in family-friendly restaurants). The owners also wanted to cater to the large population of people who deal with food allergies. Because socializing often happens when food is involved, the owners saw a whole group of people that had very limited choices on where they could have a family celebration, or enjoy a good meal together without having to cook it themselves. Thus, the concept for PizzaDoodle was born.

Smokin’ Joe’s is a relaxed, fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The smoke house runs daily happy specials from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and after 9 p.m., the bar becomes alive with great drink specials.

Growler USA

11405 E. Briarwood Ave. #100 303-649-0726 growlerusa.com/craft-beer-pubs/cocentennial-lima Beer enthusiasts rejoice as Growler USA brings the best in craft beer to Colorado. From high-quality hand-crafted beer to delicious cuisine, they offer a fantastic upscale environment for you and your friends to relax and enjoy. Experience American beer at its best at Growler USA’s craft beer pub. New to craft beer? Their friendly Cicerone Certified Beer Servers are ready, willing and able to personalize your introduction to craft beer or any of their other trending, handcrafted beverages. They’ve selected a broad variety of styles to suit every taste and free samples are part of the experience. Always. To go along with the beer, Growler USA serves food like crispy tots, beef brisket sliders, the Pilsner Chicken Avocado Club and, of course, beer cheese soup.

6631 S. Peoria St. 303-999-2010 maggiesmiths.com

The Garlic Knot

5120 E. Arapahoe Rd., Unit C-2 303-220-5668 garlicknotpizza.com Their delicious pizza is made from generations-old recipes that have been perfected over the past several years at their Denver and Oakland Park, FL, locations. A combination of premium grade cheeses, fresh pizza dough, authentic old world sauce and a preparation process consisting of traditional dough stretching, hand tossing and stone deck oven baking consistently creates a superior “pizza pie” by any standard. Each Garlic Knot location also prepares tasty garlic knots (from which a cult following has derived), a selection of pasta dishes that are both delicious and affordable, made to order subs and a “make your own” premium ice cream bar at select locations, a kids favorite.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Thai Panda

5616 S. Gibraltar Way 303-400-3510 thaipandacentennial.com Thai Panda offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to hungry residents of Centennial and surrounding areas. On the menu is egg foo young, Thai curry and grilled Vietnamese noodle bowls among many other traditional dishes. New Thai Panda has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. The restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.

9627 E. County Line Rd. 303-792-9090 rockbottom.com/locations/south-denverpark-meadows-mall Located just off I-25 across from the Park Meadows Shopping Center, with easy access from Inverness Business Park and the Denver Tech Center, Rock Bottom South Denver brings award-winning hand-crafted beer and a brand new made-from-scratch menu to the heart of South Denver. Like its other Rock Bottom Denver locations, it’s smack in the middle of as much great golf, outdoor recreation, Rocky Mountain vistas and great Colorado weather as you could ever want. Don’t miss happy hour weeknights in the bar from 3-6:30 p.m. and late nights Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sun-Thurs 9-11 p.m. 2 0 17 C E N T E N N I A L C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E

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Tata’s Burritos

5677 S. Himalaya St. 720-870-2184 or 303-627-6128 Tacos, burritos, carne Asada fries & other Mexican plates round out the menu at this fast-food joint with a drive-thru. People love finding hidden gems in their neighborhood, and this is one of them. A Facebook page for Tata’s has rave reviews on not only its food, but its low prices.

Hoong’s Palace

10333 E. Costilla Ave. 303-792-5528 hoongspalace.com

Saj Mediterranean

Two locations 6955 S. York St. #423 | 303-797-8000 6583 S. Parker Rd. | 303-790-8001 sajgrill.com You don’t need a passport for this exotic trip. Saj Mediterranean Grill, which opened its second Centennial location on the northwest corner of South Parker Road and Arapahoe Road last July, specializes in kabobs, hummus, falafel and Mediterranean-style pizza, according to owner Ali Awada, who grew up in Lebanon. The original Saj Mediterranean location opened in 2008 in the Streets at SouthGlenn, and was so popular that Awada opened a location to serve the east side of town. Awada, a Centennial resident, believes so much in the idea of bringing the forgotten recipes of the Mediterranean to a new

audience that he plans to grow to 12-15 restaurants in Colorado, with a longer-term plan to expand nationwide.

A quiet, roomy, old-school dining room with a bar and mainly Cantonese classics on a huge menu that includes more than 150 items. House specials include Hunan beef, scallops with ginger sauce, and salt and pepper pork loin, while the dinner menu includes such favorites as boneless duck with winter mushrooms, chicken with eggplant garlic sauce, shredded beef with fresh green beans, and shrimp with cashew nuts.

Sizzle Grill

7422 S. University Blvd. 303-758-6699 SizzleGrillDenver.com

Sunflower Asian Bistro 4510 S. Reservoir Rd., Unit D 303-690-8888 sunflowerasianbistro.com

It’s a place that has all your favorite Asian cuisines. Sunflower Asian Bistro offers a variety of Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes all made fresh and flavorful by expert chefs. The bistro offers carryout and speedy delivery, so the food will arrive hot and delicious. One of its signatures deals includes two entrees and one appetizer with choice of egg roll, crab cheese wonton or edamame. Sunflower Asian Bistro is conveniently located at the corner of S. Reservoir Rd and S. Flanders St., just east of the Quincy Reservoir.

Sizzle Grill is an American-Asian Fusion restaurant which offers unique burgers, sandwiches and other classic American dishes. They use the freshest organic and sustainable ingredients in all of its dishes. This allows Sizzle Grill to offer the best-tasting and healthiest food possible. The menu includes appetizers like salt and pepper fried green beans and house fried chicken wings, and main entrees like the gourmet sausage with hot chili burger and the peanut butter sweet potato bacon burger.

Hyderabad House 7605 E. Arapahoe Rd. 720-370-5556 hhdenver.com

Hyderabad House pulsates with an energetic dining experience that takes guests on an eclectic culinary adventure through some of the most popular cuisines of Hyderabad. E. Arapahoe Road

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The Hyderabadi biryani is made with basmati rice, spices and goat. Popular variations use chicken instead of goat. There are various forms of Hyderabadi Biryani. One such Biryani is the kachay gosht ki biryani or the dum biryani, where the mutton is marinated and cooked along with the rice. It is left on slow fire or dum for a fragrant and aromatic flavor.


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LuBo’s Ny Pizza

1 p.m., including Anita’s famous skillet breakfasts. It also serves tacos, fajitas, vegetarian specialties, stuffed sopaipillas and burritos and Indian taco burgers.

Traditional New York-style thin crust pizza is hard to come by. That’s why anyone with a craving for such fare stop should by LuBo’s NY Pizza and satisfy their pizza craving. LuBo’s commitment to quality translates into the highest standards for food, service, atmosphere and value.

Sakura Bowl Japanese Restaurant

15352 E. Ida Dr. Unit H 303-693-9196 lubosnypizza.com

LuBo’s NY Pizza has built a reputation of providing a dining experience that pleases all senses. Its extensive menu selections are prepared with only the finest ingredients. As a result, its meals are tasty, well-presented, and reasonably-priced.

District 3 council members Ken Lucas, left, and Mark Gotto, right, pose for a photo with owner Kathy Letson.

Patrons are encouraged to bring the whole family, as there are games for the kids and a private party room for reservations. LuBo’s bills itself as the perfect venue for birthdays, celebrations, and company parties. It also has TVs for sports junkies that need to catch the game and are in dire need of some good eats.

Gluten Escape

Mama Louise

7255 S. Havana St. Unit #110 303-694-9999 theglutenescape.com The Gluten Escape, a locally-owned, familyrun business in Centennial, opened in the Denver area is 2012 hoping for the opportunity to bring flavorful and well-crafted glutenfree and dairy-free food to the community. Everything it creates is soy protein-free; approximately 85 percent of its products are egg free. Gluten Escape is a dedicated gluten, dairy, soy protein, and peanut-free facility. Gluten Escape mixes its own flour blend and uses it in all of its products. It contains tapioca, sorghum, brown rice, mochiko, arrowroot, and potato starch. It does not contain regular white rice flour. Because they cater to such diverse foodies and enthusiasts, Gluten Escape confirms each order by phone and ask that customers place orders early when possible. It is not a mass production facility; each cake, cupcake, cookie, and loaf of bread is handmade.

Wild Basil

8247 S. Holly St. 303-779-8050 wildbasilcentennial.com Wild Basil serves up delicious Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, including Thai spicy soup, Nigiri sushi and sashimi, and zinfandel scallops. For dessert, there is mango sticky rice and mocha ice cream. Online reviewers praise Wild Basil’s quick delivery, generous portion sizes, value and excellent service.

15412 E. Orchard Rd. 303-799-1993 mamalouisecolorado.com Founded in 1978, Mama Louise Italian Restaurant has been a staple of the Denver metro area ever since. Started on South Colorado Blvd., the restaurant has since relocated to its current location at 15415 E. Orchard Rd. (Parker Rd and Orchard Rd).) Many of Mama Louise’s loyal customers have been coming in for years, and it’s the quality of the food and excellent service that keeps them coming back.

7555 E. Arapahoe Pl. #5 720-493-0726

A modest, family-run restaurant providing bibimbop, ramen and other home style Korean & Japanese fare, including Chicken Teriyaki Bento, spicy ramen and Katsu. Bowls include a choice of white or brown rice, and sautéed veggies. Patrons say the yaki-udon is excellent and have called the restaurant and “hidden gem.”

Deli Zone

7475 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-770-2225 delizone.com Deli Zone sandwiches were first prepared in 1993 in Boulder, but the concept stems long back to the famous neighborhood delis of New York City. Deli Zone started not from a corporate model or franchise, but was inspired from the love of these authentic sandwiches and hard work driven by a diverse team of unlikely entrepreneurs. From the original shop opened in Broomfield, the Deli Zone concept has now spread to encompass stores in the greater Denver area. They offer delicious, authentic New Yorkstyle sandwiches that are rich in ingredients, flavor and flair. Inspired from the original busy city, their most popular sandwiches range from the classics, such as the Reuben or Philly cheese steaks.

Finn McCool’s Bar & Grill 8880 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-770-8832 mccoolsbar.com

Finn McCool’s has it all: great location, knowledgeable staff, and great eats. Burgers, Mexican food, flatbread salads, specialty pizzas, sliders, sandwiches and appetizers round out the menu. All-you-can-eat wings is every Wednesday for $8.99. The late night menu includes mozzarella sticks, queso dip, fried mushrooms, fries, fried pickles, fried zucchini and edamame.

Little Anita’s New Mexican Foods 6882 S. Yosemite St. 303-350-4779 littleanitas.com

Little Anita’s is a regional chain serving Southwestern specialties from breakfast through dinner. Breakfast is served until

Sabor Mexican Grill 12201 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-790-1040 sabormexicangrill.com

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Moon Thai Express

16728 E. Smoky Hill Rd. Unit 11-I 303-699-48851 moonthaiexpresscentennial.com Moon Thai Express is a bistro with classic décor, an easygoing atmosphere, and a varied menu of Chinese and Thai dishes, plus delivery. The restaurant has a massive menu filled with dishes like spicy beef drunken noodles, chicken teriyaki, Kung Pao shrimp and tofu with peanut sauce. Moon Thai brings the flavors of Asia to Centennial, with tasty results.

supposed to be cooked. They are committed to their team, customers, and community. Bono’s has been serving Real Pit Barbecue since 1949. They invite you to join them whether it is your first time ever or first time this week. And remember, if you don’t see a pit, it ain’t legit.

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East Moon Asian Bistro

9393 E. Dry Creek Rd. 303-850-RIBS bonosbarbq.com/location/denver At Bono’s, it’s not just about serving great food, it’s about providing the most authentic traditional southern BBQ experience you’ve ever had. They have worked hard to ensure that every time you walk into one of their restaurants you are presented with a genuine down-home experience, where customer service, incredible food, and full stomachs are never taken for granted. That is why they cook all of their award-winning BBQ fresh every day and finish it on a live pit, the way real BBQ is

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

2154 E. Commons Ave. Ste. 326 720-283-6383 bluesushisakegrill.com Blue Sushi Sake Grill has built quite a reputation for serving delicacies that leave a lasting memory. Its expansive sushi menu includes separate sections for tuna, salmon, shellfish, sashimi and nigiri — and even has a section titled “Not Raw” for those who prefer a different twist on their sushi. Entrees include the mouthwatering sesame sea bass, shishito pepper filet and crispy coconut chicken. Blue Sushi is so confident in its flavorful meals that it uses its website to share recipes, like one for coconut crab soup.

Los Dos Potrillos 8251 S. Holly St. 720-529-0299 los2potrillos.com

Los Dos Potrillos is a restaurant that serves up authentic Mexican cuisine, using the freshest ingredients possible. It offers a breakfast menu that includes Mexican omelettes and breakfast burritos, but also pancakes and French toast. The “House Favorites” portion of the menu features a whopping 60 different dishes, everything from stuffed sopapillas to taquitos to tamale plates.

Dog Haus

12023 E. Arapahoe Rd. 720-330-0823 doghaus.com Billed as a “cult-favorite joint featuring offbeat hot dogs, exotic sausages and huge burgers alongside craft beer,” Dog Haus has made a name for itself since arriving in Centennial in 2016. 28 |

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Dog Haus’ gourmet all-beef skinless hot dogs, hand-crafted sausages and premium burgers made with 100 percent all-natural humanely-raised hormone and antibioticfree beef, all served on grilled Hawaiian rolls, coupled with premium shakes and soft-serve ice cream, plus a beer program that spotlights local brews, have garnered critical acclaim and national attention. Guests can choose from a selection of more than 30 quality toppings. Founded by three friends who share a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community, Dog Haus is open for lunch and dinner daily.

8162 S. Holly St. 303-779-9999 eastmooncentennial.com

With a high number of positive online reviews, East Moon Asian Bistro has made its mark on the Centennial dining scene. It serves noodle and rice dishes, Thai curry, spicy crabmeat salad, tempura entrees and sushi rolls of all types. The restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its focus on using high quality fresh ingredients.

Fontana Sushi

19741 E. Smoky Hill Rd. #B 303-680-8080 fontanacuisine.com Open seven days a week, Fontana Sushi serves mango chicken salad, duck spring rolls, BBQ calamari, beef teriyaki, seafood ceviche, spicy maki and the black dragon roll, which includes shrimp tempura and cucumber inside, and topped with eel and avocado. Its Godzilla roll contains spicy tuna, spicy yellowtail, avocado, topped with tuna and salmon seared with special sauce.

Bop & Gogi Korean Kitchen and Grill 10639 E. Briarwood Ave. Unit B2 303-799-1139 koreanbopgogi.eat24hour.com

Bop & Gogi is a casual, cafeteria-style Korean restaurant offering a select range of popular Korean entrees and sides. It serves up Korean burritos, kimchi, bulgogi, galbi (BBQ short ribs), Kim Bap, and customers rave about their hot stone bibimbap. One online reviewer says the restaurant has a “mom and pop feel” and another said it has a great selection of choices on the menu.


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Biryani Pot

Udom Thai

Biryani Pot is a Hyderabadi-Indian restaurant serving biryani, tandoori fare and other traditional dishes in a warm space.

Udom Thai serves tom yum chicken soup, crab cheese wontons, pad Thai, basil fried rice, panang curry and all different types of stir-fried dishes, such as lemongrass shrimp and vegetable delight. It also offers Som Tum, which is a papaya salad with fresh papaya, tomato, green beans, carrots and peanuts in a traditional Thai styled salad dressing.

8101 S. Quebec St. 303-721-8888 biryanipotco.com

Biryani Pot made a commitment to bring a variety of high quality Indian dishes specialized in Hyderabadi Dum Biryani for the local community. Its experience with serving customers has given them insight and incentive to try things differently to create fresh and mouth-watering dishes. From Dum Biryani’s to breads and from sizzlers to curries, customers will experience a unique taste at the restaurant. Nearly 100 items are on the a-la-carte lunch and dinner menus, which offer succulent options to guests. Plenty of tasty vegetarian dishes are available to complete the selection of Indian cuisine.

El Karajo Mexican Restaurant 6600 S. Quebec St. Unit A 720-482-3196 elkarajomexicanrestaurant.com

Breakfast is served all day at El Karajo, including huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. The restaurant features a burrito section on its menu, as well as a full seafood section. El Karajo serves eight different types of margaritas, like the frozen mango margarita. For dinner, it serves delicacies such as chimichangas and pollo kosteno, which consists of breaded chicken breast topped with shrimp and jalapeño sour cream sauce. It’s served with black beans and white rice.

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7412 S. University Blvd. 303-738-0800 udomthai.co/dinner

Pho Khang

Pho 97 Centennial

8283 S. Akron St. Ste. 140 303-792-2200

16748 E. Smoky Hill Rd. Unit #9A 303-350-4715 prod.getmymeal.com/en/pho97/home

Established in 2013, Pho Khang specializes in Vietnamese cuisine with an emphasis on noodle soups and grilled meats. It serves a diverse array of pho combinations, Vietnamese favorites and Thai fare in a standard contemporary setting. It also serves delicious appetizers such as baked shrimp bread, tempura shrimp, spring rolls and summer rolls. All of Pho Khang’s dishes come with a fresh side salad or vegetables and herbs. According to “Khang” comes from the Vietnamese phrase “An Khang” meaning “good health,” therefore, “Pho Khang” = “Pho Good Health.”

Pho 97 is a quaint spot with a refined ambiance that serves Vietnamese noodle soups, buns and vermicelli dishes. The appetizer menu includes Vietnamese spring rolls, fried pork dumplings, and spicy shrimp papaya salad. Pho 97 also has Vietnamese beef noodle soup, sesame chicken and hibachi filet mignon. They have a massive selection of boba, a sweet drink that combines milk, flavored tea and tapioca pearls. Boba flavors include blueberry, kiwi, almond, passion fruit, pineapple and coffee.

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Dry Creek Deli

7348 S. Alton Way, Building 9 303-771-9391 Dry Creek Deli is a go-to lunch spot for a lot of office workers in the area if Dry Creek Road and S. Alton Way. The lunch menu includes faves like chicken salad sandwiches, BLT club sandwiches and BBQ beef, but throws customers for a wonderful loop with items like bibimbop, which has received positive reviews from customers.

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The Sunset Grille 8269 S. Holly St. 303-793-0445

Quesadillas, French dip, fish n’ chips and the nacho cheeseburger. There’s plenty to love at The Sunset Grille, including a varied menu and spectacular views from the patio. Get your grub on and take in a Broncos game, or just relax with a friends over a few drinks. There’s never a bad day at The Sunset Grille.

Lunch Wired Catering 12201 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303-835-7988 lunchwired.com

Lunch Wired bills itself as the “Purveyor of Full Bellies,” and it’s easy to see why. The take-out and delivery spot offers breakfast fare, creative sandwiches, wraps and more. Every item is made using the freshest, highest quality ingredients with a focus on locallygrown produce and locally-baked breads. The mouth-watering Lunch Wired menu is the creation of its chef, Tobi Drori. Chef Tobi is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University where she was awarded an honors Associates degree in Culinary Arts and graduated summa-cum-laude with a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition. Her menus maintain a delicate balance of nutrition and flavor. The end result is an allnatural menu featuring homemade sauces, spreads, soups and hot and cold items. Her bread selections are sourced locally or baked in-house and use only natural starters with no preservatives.

Café Rio Mexican Grill

6907 S. University Blvd. Unit A The first thing you see when you start your order at Café Rio is tortilla makers rolling freshly made dough and placing it on the comal. An essential tool in traditional Mexican cuisine for over five hundred years, the comal is what gives the tortillas at Café Rio their rich, deep and nutty flavor. Café Rio makes its signature sauces, salsas, dressings and toppings fresh every morning, hand-slicing fresh chiles, vegetables and fruits and mixing them with a blend of secret spices. 30 |

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Each day at Café Rio begins with a delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables, right from the farm. The employees hand-squeeze over a thousand limes, and hand-scoop over a thousand avocados. They cook or grill all of their proteins and meats on site, every day, and prepare all their sauces, salsas and desserts fresh daily.

specialties range from scallops with lobster sauce to salt and pepper shrimp. All of their chicken dishes are made with white meat, gluten-free dishes are available upon request, and delivery is always free.

Big Bill’s New York Pizza 8243 S. Holly St. 303-741-9245

Experience a true neighborhood restaurant that treats everyone like a member of the family. “Big” Bill Ficke has been a fixture in Denver since the mid-1970’s. Ficke, a former assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets who went on to become a successful NBA scout, opened Big Bill’s New York Pizza in Centennial in 1995 and it quickly became known for its warm and friendly atmosphere and authentic hand-tossed, thin crust, New York-style pizza, as well as its calzones, salads and other Italianinspired dishes. One of the hallmarks of Big Bill’s NY Pizza is its annual “9/11 Day of Giving” fundraiser in remembrance of the September 11 attacks, where rather than paying a meal check, diners make a donation and all the proceeds go to cancer research in Colorado. Big Bill’s NY Pizza has raised more than $900,000 through this fundraiser since 2001.

Landry’s Seafood House 7209 S. Clinton St. 303-792-0285 landrysseafood.com

At Landry’s Seafood in Denver, the unmatched freshness of Gulf Coast seafood is never more than a bite away – even at a mile above sea level. Located just off I-25 in Englewood, and just a short trip from Centennial Airport and destinations like Cherry Creek State Park, Landry’s has been delivering fresh seafood, succulent steaks and unbelievable desserts to Colorado for years. Visit Landry’s today and enjoy the freshness of the Gulf in the Mile High City.

China Taipei Chinese Restaurant 8100 S. Quebec St. Unit B14 303-773-0155 chinataipeirestaurant.com

Since 1992, China Taipei has been preparing fine Chinese and Taiwanese dishes in its quaint location in Willow Creek Center. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, its dishes are made to order by its traditionally trained chefs that have been with them for many years. Come to the dinner table as they delight you with dishes that test your sight, your smell and your taste buds. Owners Danny and Amy Chou have the same philosophy as in 1992. They offer customers a very clean atmosphere, high quality foods, and excellent service. They still view their employees as family members, which would explain their high retention rate.

He-Xing Garden Restaurant 7500 S. University Blvd. 303-771-9738 newhexing.com

At He-Xing Garden, variety is king. Chef’s specials include drunken noodle, panany curry and pad Thai noodle, and chef’s

Cafe Ambrosia

20981 E. Smoky Hill Rd. 303-766-2585 cafeambrosiacentennial.com Start it out with crab cheese wontons and BBQ roast pork and move your way to the main menu, where you’ll find beef rice noodle bowls, volcano chicken, mango shrimp or mu shu vegetable. Finish it off with strawberry lace cheesecake, chocolate overload torte or tiramisu. The experience leaves diners wanting to come back for more. This dining guide is not intended to be a comprehensive list of every restaurant in Centennial, but rather a means of connecting Centennial residents with independent, locally-owned and/or Colorado-based businesses in the City.


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f there was any doubt as to Centennial’s reputation as a great place to shop, that was put to rest last year when Yelp ranked us as the Fifth Most CustomerFriendly City in America. There is no shortage of outlets, boutiques, shops, galleries and department stores to choose from in Centennial. There is the Streets at SouthGlenn, an urban lifestyle center with a multitude of top stores, restaurants and a plaza that features water fountains and community concerts, and provides a beautiful backdrop for a casual summer stroll. Other areas of the City provide excitement for shoppers, too. The

state’s only IKEA store continues to offer the latest furnishings and home accessories near County Line Road and Chester Street. And it’s only a short distance from another hub of activity, the Centennial Promenade, which includes Cost Plus World Market, Guitar Center, and Golfsmith among many other stores. Of course, Centennial’s neighborhood market centers are full of little gems — those shops that are just waiting to be discovered or patronized again and again by loyal customers. So what are you waiting for? Strap on your shopping shoes and explore the inviting aisles of Centennial’s stores.

Tagawa Gardens, a nursery and garden center on the southwest corner of South Parker Road and Broncos Parkway, has been in business for 35 years.

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Shopping and dining is fun and convenient at the Centennial Promenade, where you will find Guitar Center, J. Alexander’s, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and nearly 50 specialty stores.

The Streets at SouthGlenn

Centennial Promenade is an 826,678 squarefoot retail property that opened in 1997 at I-25 and E. County Line Road. The shopping center offers convenient access via public transit from the County Line RTD rail station, which makes it a prime regional draw. Additionally, Centennial Promenade is positioned across from Park Meadows Mall.

6991 S. Vine St. 303-539-7141 shopsouthglenn.com

The Streets at SouthGlenn is among south Denver’s top shopping destinations. A redevelopment of the former Southglenn mall, the Streets at SouthGlenn is an urban lifestyle destination that builds on its neighborhood character to create a community with shopping, dining, living and working experiences. The Streets at SouthGlenn features sidewalk cafés and restaurants, gourmet bistros and unique local and national women’s and men’s apparel retailers. It’s easy to get there…. hard to leave. Unique stores include City Pop, a cutesy shop that specializes in gourmet popcorn, candy and nuts, and Charming Charlie, which sells a range of apparel, jewelry and handbags. Those stores are a quick walk away from the Hollywood Theater/Regal SouthGlenn Stadium 14 and Bar Louie, an eatery that features live music, fantastic happy hour specials, and theme nights like Girls Night Out. The Streets at SouthGlenn is brimming with nail and hair salons, department stores, fitness centers and an Arapahoe Libraries facility.

Tagawa Gardens 7711 S. Parker Rd. 303-690-4722 tagawagardens.com

Tagawa Gardens is a garden store and so much more. Since 1982, the store at South Parker Road and Broncos Parkway has been open to the public and is grateful for the community’s longtime support as well as the support of the current and previous staff members who share its values and have helped make Tagawa what it is today. They work together as a family, and the staff has more than 800 years of combined experience helping the community GROW! Tagawa is committed to being a good steward for the community, and strives to uphold its vision: “To provide an enjoyable experience for our community, as well as the highest quality service, products and education, and respect for our environment.”

Holly’s Quilt Cabin 8210 S. Holly St. 720-529-9659 thequiltcabin.com

IKEA Centennial

9800 E. IKEA Way 888-888-4532 ikea.com/us/en/store/centennial As the first store of its kind in Colorado, IKEA Centennial is a retail destination to the Rocky Mountain Region, selling furniture and home décor among hundreds of other everydayliving items. The 415,000 square-foot IKEA Centennial, with approximately 1,500 parking spaces, is located near I-25 and County Line Rd. IKEA Centennial is the first IKEA store in the United States to incorporate a geothermal component as part of the heating and cooling system. IKEA Centennial also features a supervised children’s play area and a 500-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties.

Holly’s Quilt Cabin in Centennial is a fun, cozy and welcoming store. You might be amazed at the size of the store inside its shop-ette front. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and best of all helpful to all levels of quilters. The owner of Holly’s used to have three stores. One was located in Evergreen, the other one in the Washington Park area and the third was not far from the current location. Over the last several years, they have combined staffs and resources to create one wonderful store. They offer classes in a range of subjects and levels of expertise and have a wonderful assortment of quilting fabrics and reference books. They even carry some lovely gift items. The store all houses MountainPeek Creations, a design company that features contemporary quilting patterns. The patterns are intended for mostly beginning quilters and are fairly simple, but seem elegant and complex depending on the fabric you choose. 2 0 17 C E N T E N N I A L C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E

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W H E R E TO SHO P And yes, all the builders the gallery works with are Amish. They have the beards, the hats, and they all speak an interesting form of German, according to the company’s website. No electricity is used in the production of the furniture prior to the finishing stage.

American Furniture Warehouse 8281 S. University Blvd. 303-795-0928 afw.com/en/centennial-location

American Furniture Warehouse has been bringing customers the best prices and widest selection of furniture and home decor since 1975. Whether they’re looking for traditional, contemporary, or modern designs, customers can shop online or stop by a store for affordable furniture that fits their lifestyle.

Performance Cycle

7375 S. Fulton St. 303-744-2011 performancecycle.com Performance Cycle is Colorado’s largest motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel store. It is a family owned and operated, independent business that has been in around since 1981. Today, it stocks everything for every bike in its 60,000 square-foot building. It has even become recognized nationwide as one of the largest motorcycle parts and accessories stores in the country. Regardless of what type of motorcycle you ride, street, dirt, or dual sport, the huge showroom has plenty for you to feast your eyes on. On top of all the products you could ever want, Performance Cycle is known for its top quality customer service and knowledge. With over 30 years of experience, they can answer any questions you have.

Aspen Blu Boutique

2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste. 322 303-660-8118 aspenblueboutique.com The boutique has been in the Streets at SouthGlenn for seven years, and was previously known as Irresistibles. They are owned and operated by an individual owner. The highly-trained staff is ready to help customers with all their wardrobe needs. We are available to answer any questions or help customers put together a whole look. Personal shopping is available after hours by appointment. 34 |

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Cavender’s Western Outfitter 9667 E. County Line Rd. 303-706-0181 cavenders.com

Discover why loyal customers love their collection of cowboy boots, western clothing and more. Since 1965, Cavender’s has been a great source for cowboy boots, cowgirl boots and western wear for men, women and kids. With over 70 western stores across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas, they have been helping cowboys and cowgirls find just the right pair of boots, jeans, shirts and cowboy hats for a long time. They bring great deals on the top brands such as Ariat, Justin, Wrangler, Cinch, Corral and Miss Me.

The Centennial American Furniture Warehouse is located just north of C-470 on the corner of S. University Blvd., and E. County Line Rd. Customers enjoy the largest selection of quality, stylish home furnishings and accessories at the lowest prices anywhere, anytime. AFW is known to have the largest selection of furniture under one roof in the United States. American Furniture Warehouse keeps costs low, so customers enjoy not only unmatched quality, but also unbeatable savings on brand-name furniture. Stop by the Centennial American Furniture Warehouse and browse its huge selection of bedroom sets, dining room sets, sofas, home office furniture, entertainment centers and more.

Amish Furniture Gallery

8262 S. University Blvd. 303-779-1262 unpluggedfurniture.com/centennial-co Amish Furniture Gallery can build a dining room, bedroom, living room, or office set that is tailored to your life, your budget and your needs. Its furniture is built in small family owned and operated workshops, most with only three or four craftsmen. They are specialists in what they do: a chair builder just builds chairs, a table builder just builds tables. They focus on one thing and do it to the best of their abilities. They take pride in their work and the beautiful furniture they produce. They know it goes in someone’s home for a lifetime and feel a responsibility to make sure it provides a lifetime of aesthetic pleasure and worry-free function.

Ethan Allen

8215 S. Chester St. 303-858-8374 ethanallen.com Ethan Allen offers a broad range of furniture and accessories, including quality living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture and home décor. Create the look you’ll love from classic to contemporary with free interior design help from their design pros. The experts on their design team will offer a guiding eye for anyone who needs a little help tying together everything that makes a home special.


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Highlands Garden Center 8080 S. Holly St. 303-220-5856 bigtoolbox.com/garden-center

See what’s new for the season. New shipments of pottery, statuary, fountains, décor, and much more have been coming to the garden center on Holly Street near County Line Road. It’s a helpful headquarters for everything you need in nursery, greenhouse, and pond supplies. Horticulturists and master gardeners are on staff to answer all of your planting and gardening questions. Every plant requires a different amount of attention, so let the experts help you find the perfect flower for the perfect spot.

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W H E R E TO SHO P Black Chair began in September 2010 with two moms who were ready to take their creativity outside of their home and expand their passion for interior design. They started by opening a small booth at the Colorado Antique Gallery. That first step has grown to include a larger booth space, sales at local boutiques, participation at The Paris Street Market, and they opened a warehouse (studio) space for us to work where they can grow our business.

Stickley Audi & Co. 9515 E. County Line Rd. 720-493-5677 stickleyaudi.com

Stickley Audi & Co. is prepared to guide you through the exciting process of making a house a home, one that truly reflects who you are. The high-end furniture store has a selection of fine wood pieces, oriental rugs and home accents. Stickley Audi believes in providing an enjoyable human experience as customers face the sometimes daunting task of decorating your home to reflect who you are.

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They take pride in the quality and affordability of our clothes which means you will find styles you love at prices you will love even more. The Apricot Lane Centennial team is passionate about providing the highest quality level of service, and the sales associates are there to personally help you find just what you are looking for.

2154 E. Commons Ave. Ste. 321 303-955-7452 apricotlaneboutique.com/store/centennial Apricot Lane Boutique is a locally owned women’s clothing boutique located inside the Streets at SouthGlenn. Established in 2011, they were the first Apricot Lane Boutique to open in Colorado.

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Compleat Couture 7562 S. University

Compleat Couture is a charitable bridal salon whose proceeds help the single-parent families of Colorado nonprofit James Resource Network with supportive services and attainable housing. They sell bridal gowns for a fraction of retail cost.

The Bridal Collection

4151 E. County Line Rd. Unit A The Bridal Collection deals in designer wedding gowns, and has a beautiful selection of dresses for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom, not to mention everything a teen needs for prom.

The Altar Bridal Consignment 6770 S. Dawson Cir. #100

The Altar Bridal Consignment – Centennial is a consignment shop that stocks wedding, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, plus shoes and accessories. They carry sizes ranging from 0-30, and maintain a price point for every budget so you are sure to find your dream wedding dress.

Kelly James, marketing manager for The Bridal Collection in Centennial, says the store has multiple changing suites for privacy and a range of dress styles for every budget.

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Arapahoe Credit Union See our ad on page 35

Arapahoe Credit Union is the not-for-profit version of a bank. We do everything they do, but we do it for our members. We don’t pay investors, we don’t give huge corporate salaries and we don’t make risky decisions with other people’s money. It’s as simple as that. Local, but not limited: We can help with almost any personal loan. We also offer nationwide, branch access and nearly 30,000 free ATMs. Moreover, our first mortgages are processed by Colorado Home Mortgages, perennially voted as the best in the area. Local, friendly and not-for-profit: More importantly, here if you need us!

Arapahoe Libraries See our ad on page 12

Established in 1966, Arapahoe Libraries provides public library service to residents in Arapahoe County and features eight community libraries, a jail library and a Library on Wheels. We strive to turn every search for knowledge into an adventure, and we have enthusiastic staff ready with a “Let’s Find Out” attitude. Arapahoe Libraries offers hundreds of programs and events each month, collaborative spaces and an evergrowing collection of nontraditional items to borrow. We’re on a mission to promote early literacy, offer technological literacy guidance for navigating ever-changing technology, and provide education, knowledge, and excitement to anyone, of any age.

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Centennial Car Wash Express has newly updated tunnel equipment and new Free vacuums, and mat cleaners! Car Wash Express is Colorado’s leading express car wash, now with 7 convenient locations in the Greater Denver area. All Car Wash Express locations offer an Unlimited Express Pass, for $35 a month. Members receive the highest quality Protectant Express Wash as often as they like! The Unlimited Express Pass and convenient 4 Packs can be used at any Car Wash Express location.

Developmental Pathways See our ad on page 21

Developmental Pathways is a nonprofit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities/delays and their families. We are also one of Colorado’s Community Centered Boards (CCB) connecting people to federal, state, county, and private funding in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, and the City of Aurora. We passionately believe inclusion is for everyone and offer services through Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver programs, locally funded programs, and partnerships with other community organizations. Support offered in one’s own home and community exemplifies the principle that full inclusion and participation in community life is attainable for everyone.

Fresh Harvest Food Bank See our ad on page 23

Fresh Harvest Food Bank provides nutrition, support, and education to families in need throughout Douglas County and surrounding areas. We currently provide support directly to 140 local families as well as to 40 local nonprofit organizations.

Fresh Harvest offers customized grocery bags filled with pantry staples, fresh seasonal produce and other fresh foods, toiletries, personalized Birthday Bags for children, holiday celebrations, clothing, school supplies, and more! Fresh Harvest also works with local schools to provide Weekend Wellness Packs to students in need. Fresh Harvest Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Every dollar donated directly helps local families in need.

Holly Creek Retirement Community See our ad on page 11

Colorful Colorado Living through the eyes of Holly Creek residents At the Holly Creek Retirement Community, colorful Colorado living means different things to different people. For Tom Jenkins, it means loving the great outdoors. Tom has climbed all of Colorado’s Fourteeners – mountains over 14,000 feet and today climbs 13,000-foot mountains because they are “less crowded.” For author Millie Van Wyke, it’s writing about what you love. Millie gives presentations on her book “The Town of South Denver.” For Dan Parker, it’s conservation. Dan recently received the Enos A. Mills Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring individuals for achievement within and contributions to environmental education. To discover colorful Colorado living, call 303.900.4982.

The Lawton-Taylor Academy See our ad on page 26

The Lawton-Taylor Academy located just off South Holly Street near Arapahoe Road, has been serving the Centennial/Littleton area for over six years as a leader in the early


A B OU T OU R A DVE RT ISE R S childhood education field. We believe in challenging young minds through proven curricula coupled with fun activities. Children receive excellent care from highly qualified teachers and staff. Nutrition is vital to our school and our Chef daily prepares fresh, nutritional meals and snacks. Outside time and exercise is interspersed throughout each day to stimulate healthy physical growth. Please call 303-795-7085 to schedule a visit or contact us through our website, lawtontaylor.com.

Lost Highway Brewing Company See our ad on page 11

Lost Highway Brewing Company is an awardwinning brewery, which recently relocated to southeast Centennial from downtown Denver. We’re family-owned, complete with our own Belgian Beer Knight, and specialize in brewing beers inspired by asking “what if?” Our Golden Ghost Belgian Blonde is the 2016 World Beer Cup Bronze winner. Our location houses a taproom, brewery and production facility. In addition to the taproom, you’ll find our beers pouring at many craft beer establishments and on shelves at several local liquor stores. We are family committed to bringing the community together through our love of craft beer. Get lost with us!

Metrum Community Credit Union See our ad on page 24

Where you do your banking matters. Local ownership, local control and local decision making can make a big difference to you and your wallet. Since 1946, Metrum Community Credit Union has been providing savings, checking and loan services to fit individual member needs. Whether you’re just starting off, looking to refinance your home, or build a nest egg for retirement, we can help you reach your goals. We are local. We support local. Choose to be local. *Savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

National American University See our ad on page 21

National American University is a multistate institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in online, on-campus, and hybrid formats.

In 1941, National American University, then known as National School of Business, opened its doors to students in Rapid City, South Dakota. Today, NAU serves students online and through multiple locations in several states, including Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, with several programs separately accredited or approved by national educational and professional associations.

Truhlar, who are not only law partners but also husband and wife. The law firm was located on West Littleton Boulevard in downtown Littleton until 2004, when it moved to its present location near Interstate 25 and East Orchard Avenue, in Centennial. The firm now has four lawyers, and practices in the areas of employment law, family law (also called domestic relations) and writing of wills and related documents.

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Common sense tells us that children learn best when they enjoy learning. When you arrive at The Tutoring Center, you’ll notice right away what sets us apart from other after-school learning centers. First, we are very proud of the organized, clutter-free environment we provide for your child. We have carefully designed our centers to help your children focus, concentrate, and excel to heights! Second, when you look inside our Centers, you will see children who are excited about learning and having FUN while doing it.

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Since 2012, we have dedicated ourselves to offering residents the finest care within a genuine family atmosphere. Our original building offers 45 assisted living suites as studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. In our Reflections neighborhood, devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment, we have 19 secure studios in our original building and 24 more studios and one-bedrooms. Our lovely senior community expanded further with the January 2016 opening of a new building on the southern end of our campus, this one designed for luxury independent & assisted living. The new fourstory building features 49 Independent Living suites and 54 Assisted Living suites (as large as 1609 square feet, including three styles of penthouses).

Reed Orthodontics See our ad on page 37

Dr. Reed specializes in orthodontics for children, teens and adults. Recognized as a Top Orthodontist over the last 8 years by his dental peers in 5280 Magazine, parents in Colorado Parent Magazine and voted Best of the Best by the Centennial community. We want to help you create your smile for a lifetime! Complimentary Exam, Free Screening X-Ray, Early Preventative Treatment, Invisalign – Alternative to Braces, Convenient Payment Plans, Damon System Provider.

Truhlar and Truhlar See our ad on page 13

Truhlar and Truhlar was established in 1985 by its current partners, Bob Truhlar and Doris

Uncorked Kitchen See our ad on page 28

Uncorked Kitchen and Wine Bar offers a unique and interactive culinary adventure perfect for a foodie or a first-timer. Whether enjoying a hands on cooking experience in one of our state-of-the art kitchens or sitting down to enjoy the view, a beverage and share some small plates in our wine bar guests are certain to indulge in great conversation, a oneof a kind view and of course a ton of fun. We offer public and private events as well as an event space for groups from 10 to 50. Join us for your next gourmet adventure!

Uptown Cheapskate See our ad on page 37

Want to look great? And spend less? Then, Uptown Cheapskate is the answer. UC is an upscale fashion resale store in Centennial on the corner of Quebec and County Line. We carry brands from Anthropologie, Michael Kors, Nike, PINK, Coach, H+M & many more, all at up to 70% off original mall prices. We get our amazing merchandise from customers like you that sell their items for cash or 25% more store credit. UC carries apparel, bags, accessories, shoes and more. Stop in frequently our inventory changes daily and check out the incredible selection and fabulous friendly shopping experience. 2 0 17 C E N T E N N I A L C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E

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UNDER THE STARS One of the City’s most popular annual events, Centennial Under the Stars will include a spectacular laser light show and a concert by the Tom Petty Project Aug. 12.

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City offices. The park includes an interactive, state-of-the-art playground and a popular splash pad, with water features for the little ones to splash around in. The park also includes an amphitheater, barbecue grills, shaded shelters, benches for seniors and walking paths — the magic at Centennial Center Park is sure to generate memories to last a lifetime. So cut out the event schedule on page 43 (or go to centennialco.gov/ events) and make a plan to have a summer of fun with Centennial!

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CENTENNIAL BREW-N-QUE JULY 15 | 3-7 PM Beer tasting with 15+ breweries around the Centennial area coupled with local BBQ

SUMMER KICKOFF CONCERT JUNE 3 | 5-10 PM Celebrate the beginning of summer with live music, games and family-friendly activities. • Featuring Raising Cain, a group that plays classic rock, new rock, ballads, swing tunes, country, Motown, 50’s, 80’s and even a mellow dinner set • Puppets & Things on Strings, a puppet show that stars award-winning ventriloquist Mark Hellerstein, at 5:15 p.m. • Free face painting • Summer safety demos • Local vendors • Food and beverages for sale

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• Local BBQ food vendors • Local breweries • Beer-tasting participants must be 21 years or older; wristbands $15 • Bring your chairs and blankets • Live music with Sweet Lillies and Matt Rouch and the Noise Upstairs

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A spectacular evening of great food, family activities and vendors followed by a concert and laser show. • Laser show • Live music featuring the Tom Petty Project, Colorado’s premier Tom Petty cover band • Family games and activities • Local vendors • Bring chairs and blankets • Food and beverages for sale

A concert and then a screening of the popular movie, “Trolls,” a story about Poppy, the happiest troll ever born, and her curmudgeonly companion, Branch, who set off on a journey to rescue Poppy’s friends.

Bring chairs and blankets Local music with the 6 Million Dollar Band Family games and activities Food and beverages for sale

CENTENNIAL UNDER THE STARS AUGUST 12 | 6–10 PM

Local music Food and beverages for sale Family games and activities Bring chairs and blankets

MUSIC & MOVIE NIGHT AUGUST 26 | 7-10 PM HIDDEN FIGURES (PG) A concert and then a screening of the popular movie, “Hidden Figures,” an award-winning film about a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. • Local music • Bring your chairs and blankets • Food and beverages for sale • Family games and activities


S C H ED U L E O F E VE NT S

CAR SHOW & CONCERT SEPTEMBER 9 | 3-7 PM A car show featuring an exciting collection of classic and exotic cars, with live music from The Nacho Men. Co-hosted by the Centennial Senior Commission. • Classic beauties and newer exotic cars • Live music with The Nacho Men, a local band that plays swing and hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and beyond • Food and beverages for sale • Bring chairs and blankets • Senior resource fair

SCH ED U LE O F EVEN TS SATURDAY | June 3

SATURDAY | August 12

5 - 10 p.m.

Concert & Laser Light Show 6 - 10 p.m.

Summer Kickoff Concert SATURDAY | June 24

Centennial Under the Stars

Music & Movie Night SATURDAY | August 26 Co-hosted by Arapahoe Music & Movie Night Libraries 6 - 10 p.m. CENTENNIAL CHALK ART FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 23 & 24 | 11 AM-4 PM Live chalk art competition featuring Colorado artists, live music and fine art vendors. • Local artists • Winners selected by public vote • Live music with Follow the Fox, La Pompe Jazz, and more • Local vendors • Food and beverages for sale

SATURDAY | July 15

Centennial Brew-N-Que

BBQ & Beer Tasting Festival 3 - 7 p.m.

Holiday festivities featuring local school choir performances and more. • School choirs performing holiday songs • Pictures with Santa • Hot chocolate and cookie giveaway • Festive holiday lighting and decorations

SATURDAY | Sept. 9

Car Show & Concert Co-hosted by Centennial Senior Commission 3 - 7 p.m. Sept. 23 & 24

Centennial Chalk Music & Movie Night Art Festival SATURDAY | July 29 7 - 10 p.m.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

TUESDAY | August 1

SATURDAY | Nov. 18

5 - 7 p.m.

3 - 5:30 p.m.

National Night Out HOLIDAY LIGHTING NOVEMBER 18 | 3-5:30 PM

7 - 10 p.m.

Holiday Lighting

You can also see these events online at centennialco.gov/events 2 0 17 C E N T E N N I A L C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E

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