Chuck E. Cheese Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stapleton Soopers

new-stapleton-soopers-logoThe Stapleton King Soopers recently added to the classic King Soopers logo in an attempt to create its own unique identity, apart from the rest of the 143 King Soopers/City Market stores. “We had a recent situation where there was a report of mice and or mouse running wild in our store,” said Stapleton Soopers manager Gary Stevens. “We are just trying to capitalize on that momentum, and changing the logo up was the easiest thing we could do.”

The new logo features a mouse next to the Soopers logo, but according to Chuck E. Cheese attorney Dan McCoy, the logo is eerily similar to the classic Chuck E. Cheese logo. “It is clear that the Stapleton Soopers has stolen our patented Chuck E. Cheese mouse to aid their image,” said McCoy. “Clearly, having our great pizza and image mixed up with that of the Stapleton Soopers is going to hurt us in the long run. We have asked them to remove the mouse immediately, or we will sue for punitive damages.” McCoy says that the damage to the Chuck E. Cheese brand being tainted by Soopers is estimated to be between five and ten million dollars.

Manager Gary Stevens does not see things that way. “Our mouse is way different,” says Stevens. “We have an “S” instead of a “C”, and I think there are other differences. We are pretty adamant at this point that we are sticking with our guns. We can’t let silly frivolous lawsuits hurt our successful business model. We will obviously let the courts decide, but we are focusing on continuing to be a better store, and not worried about this.”

McCoy has a differing view. “We have a lot of confidence we will prevail in our lawsuit,” says McCoy. “Our hope is that Chuck E. Cheese will again be the representative of only one company instead of two.” McCoy says that an injunction on the logo could be enforced as soon as early March, but until then, the Stapleton Soopers will be free to flaunt their “new” logo.

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Fifty Shades of Grey; Forest City, Soopers Unable to Give Eastbridge Town Center Any Sex Appeal

new king soopers plansThe Eastbridge Town Center issue continues to loom large, especially with Eastbridge residents. Recently, architectural plans were released for the new King Soopers, as well as a layout for the new town center. To say the least, residents were uninspired. “It is literally sheet metal and brick,” says resident Sam Elijah. “There has been nothing done to personalize the feel of the store or the town center. It’s like they just grabbed a bunch of strip mall designs, threw them in a box, and drew one out lottery style. This is the same old same old with no imagination.”
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MLK Bike Lane Completed in Time for Busy February Bike Season

bike-lanesIn the last couple of weeks, more than likely you have been headed down MLK and suddenly realized you needed to cut over immediately, or be forced to turn onto Syracuse. MLK has added a much needed bike lane, which has caused parts of MLK to turn into a two lane street instead of a three way street, part of which is a section right next to Quebec. “It kind of threw me off,” said driver Michael Cox. “I drive the same route every day, and all the sudden there were these cones, and I had to move over to merge. It was kind of crazy. Maybe they could have picked a better time for the project than in the dead of winter when it gets dark early, and there was very little warning.”
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Central Park Sledding Hill Shuts Down After Stapleton Boy Reports Scrape

sledding hill shut downUntil further notice, the Central Park Sledding hill has been shut down after it was reported a Stapleton boy received a minor scratch on his right upper arm. “We knew at some point this could happen,” said MCA President Liza Kampstra. “Of course, there have been several injuries at the hill, but it was always outsiders, or the injuries were not reported. Now that we have somewhat confirmed that a Stapleton child has been injured, we are shutting the hill down, pending further investigation.”
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Forest City Looking For Graffiti Artists to Decorate Tower

graffiti the towerWith nothing currently in the works for the abandoned control tower, Forest City has decided that the best course of action is to turn the current eyesore into a big piece of art. “We are looking for legitimate graffiti artists, no gangsters, to create a unique design or designs on the tower,” said Forest City Spokesperson Janelle Ayers. “Since there is absolutely no momentum for something to be done with the tower or the area, we can at least turn it into a piece of art.” The four story tower would present an exciting challenge to any graffiti artist, according to Ayers. “This type of an opportunity does not come along often,” says Ayers. “Some promising young graffiti artist could make this their life’s work.”
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Stapleton Couple Makes Friends with Other Couple Simply Because They are Attractive

becoming friends with attractive coupleTom and Amanda Lehman have lived in Stapleton for five years and have many wonderful friendships with neighbors and others living in the neighborhood. Most of those friendships have developed over years, and the couple is hoping their newest potential friendship thrives as well. “We met this great couple at Central Park,” says Amanda. “They seemed nice, but more importantly, they were really good looking. Sometimes I feel like we are out of the loop when it comes to hot couples, so we wanted to befriend them.”
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SUN to Test Residents to See if They Know what They are Talking About When it Comes to Schools

SUN surveySUN recently sent a Stapleton-wide survey out to residents to gauge their feel for several topics including satisfaction with Stapleton living, the co-op, and sports facilities needs. A large portion of the survey was dedicated to learning the preferences for types of elementary and junior high schools, as it is inevitable Stapleton will have to add one of each in the upcoming years. “One of our main things is helping communicate the interests and opinions of Stapletonians to Forest City and the City and County of Denver,” said SUN President Mike Victoria. “We know Stapleton can be an opinionated community, so we want to share those opinions, and understand issues where there is a strong consensus. Of course, the people we disseminate that information to don’t always listen to us.”
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