Stapleton Residents Plan “Hundred Man March” to Protest Town Center Gas Station

king soopers protestRoughly a month ago, there seemed to be hope that King Soopers would drop the proposed gas station in Eastbridge. Angry Eastbridge residents were ready to take their medicine and accept the King Soopers into the town center with open arms (sort of). “We were ready to accept the give and take of having the large grocer in the middle of our neighborhood,” said resident and Eastbridge town center activist Allie White. “At the same time, we were celebrating getting rid of the gas station, which is one of the main things residents were concerned with.”

Well, that celebration has been put on hold, and the champagne has been re-corked. Recently, at the October 14th CAB ZAP meeting, Sooper’s representative Joel Starbuck said that the Sooper’s higher-ups do not feel a gas station-less King Soopers is an option in the Eastbridge town center. Furthermore, when asked about moving the station north, Starbuck said that Forest City was not willing to entertain that idea. So, for many Stapleton activists, they are back to square one. “We are getting a giant King Soopers, a giant parking lot, and a gas station. I feel so defeated,” said resident Greg Clark. “We have put so much time and effort into this. We have done research, shown statistics, polls, other data, as well as attended meetings and tried to work with those in the right positions. I would have rather had King Soopers and Forest City tell us there is literally nothing we could do to change their minds, as many of us have spent 10’s of hours working to create a great town center only to be back in the same spot we began.”

Clark and others aren’t done yet, however. “We are going to go old school,” says Clark. “If they won’t listen to our well thought out rational concerns backed by numbers, then we will do a protest march.” Clark says that concerned residents are planning a march and protest at the Quebec King Soopers. “Some residents don’t even know what is going on in Eastbridge,” said Clark. “We need people to understand that what happens in one Stapleton borough could happen in another one. People all over Stapleton should be concerned this is the direction things are going.” Clark says that people can find out more about the protest and march by joining the Eastbridge Town Center at Bluff Lake Retail Development Facebook group.

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Mid-Term Elections: Understanding the Candidates & Issues Based on Advertising

colorado mid-term electionsIn case you Tivo everything and fast forward through television commercials, you may not have a strong understanding of the mid-term election candidates or where they stand on certain issues. Furthermore, you may not have had time to do your own research or read your friends’ opinions on Facebook. Here’s a rundown of the main candidates, amendments, and propositions.
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The Starbucks is Coming! The Starbucks is Coming!

starbucksForest City received a commitment from Starbucks headquarters this past week that they will buy space in the new Eastbridge Towncenter. In fact, Starbucks intends to occupy 4 of the 9 spaces in the retail area on the west side of the town center project. John Morgan, Vice President of Location Development for Starbucks, acknowledged the coffee desert the residents of Eastbridge have experienced over the last several years. When asked why the town center needed four of their coffee stores, Morgan replied, “Everyone loves our coffee. This is our way of satisfying a need in the community.”
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Stapleton Residents to Add Supplementary Trick-or-Treating Sign

Old trick or treatersLong-time Stapleton residents are all too aware of the incredible wave of people coming into Stapleton on trick-or-treating night. The influx has mixed reviews from residents. Many residents are happy kids from neighborhoods less likely to offer candy are able to come to Stapleton and enjoy its bounties of candy. Other residents are frustrated they must spend over a hundred dollars in candy and often not get to give a way candy to their friends’ kids because the outsiders gobble it up so quickly. In fact, the through streets in Eastbridge will only continue to increase the number of trick-or-treaters flooding through the Stapleton borders.
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Stapleton Throws Community-Wide 40 Year Old Birthday Party

forty year old partyThis has been a milestone year for Stapleton residents. If you have Facebook, you may have noticed that a large number of Stapleton residents have exited their thirties, and jumped into their fourth decade. In fact, almost two-thirds of Stapleton residents (64%) turned 40 this year. “I don’t think it is that big of a deal,” says Stapleton resident Gage Huxley. “I mean, 40 is the new 30 right?” Other residents agree. “To me, it is just another year,” says Mike Artz. “In fact, my birthday gets pretty lost in the shuffle of real crap to take care of like kids, house, job, etc.”
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Stapleton Elementary Fails to Reach $275k Contribution Goal

school fundraiserFor the first time, a Stapleton Elementary was unable to reach its contribution goal, falling about $15k short. The school, who has chosen to go unnamed at this time, raised $258k but could not scrape together the final $17k. “It has been a frustrating donation season,” said the school auction committee chairman. “We raised $250k last year, and thought we could raise an additional $25k. We just couldn’t get there. Everyone worked hard, and we appreciate the sponsors, hosts, and donors, but it certainly hurts not making the goal.”
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Duck Dynasty Producers to Create Stapleton-Based Reality Show

duck dynasty producersYet another reality show is coming to Stapleton. The producers of Duck Dynasty are bringing the reality show “Trash to Splash” to A&E, and the series is expected to air the fall of 2015. “We are really excited about this new program,” said executive producer Charlie Van Vleet. “It is really a social experiment. We plan on moving two, for lack of a better term, ‘white trash families’ to Stapleton, and then following their lives. It is made for TV.”
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