So, the Walmart opened. Despite knowing it was coming, I’m still disappointed to see it sitting on Ralston, blighting the neighborhood with its cheap, tasteless, concrete presence. The Subway has moved (yet again) and is now located inside the Walmart, which means no more sandwiches for me when I’m driving through. Thank goodness Santiago’s wasn’t pushed out when Walmart decided to scrape the entire lot, I don’t know if I could live without my breakfast burritos.
Work continues on Ralston Road, however, and the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority plans to have the ‘Shops at Ralston Creek’ open and all work completed by 2019. Located on the Northeast Corner of Ralston and Independence, AURA claims that businesses which open their doors will have a customer base of 100,000 people in a 3 mile radius, and exposure to 53,000 cars per day at the intersection.
As for what’s opening, hopefully we’ll have more info soon. However, AURA is now leasing out space, so if you have a business you’d like to open a space for close to Olde Town, check out their brochure here.