DENVER - Eleven Dunkin' Donuts stores are expected to pop up in the Denver area by late spring. On top of that, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation says Trader Joe's plans to set up two stores by year's end.
It's rumored one of the Trader Joe's stores will be built on 29th Street in Boulder. Tom Clark, the CEO of MDEDC says there's an issue with the store opening a second location, since Colorado law will only allow one of the stores to sell liquor.
That said, Clark says stores like Trader Joe's and Dunkin' Donuts are eyeing Colorado for several reasons, including its growth.
"We're growing. We have high incomes in Metro Denver. We're the kind of people who want to buy what they have to sell," Clark said.
Clark says Colorado is the fourth fastest growing state in the country, with an abundance of 18-34-year-olds.
Clark is hoping In-N-Out Burger will eventually come to Colorado as well.
"When they move, they're going to move quickly. That's what most good retailers do. And when they move, they don't usually just open up one store," Clark said.
Sizzling Platter, the company overseeing Dunkin' Donuts' move to Colorado, says it plans to open some of its stores north of Interstate 70, including locations in: Arvada, Westminster, Northglenn, Thornton, Boulder, Broomfield, Brighton and Longmont.
Clark believes some stores will pop up in downtown Denver as well.