Business Matters: Updates and developments in Centennial's business community

New restaurants in area, local aerospace companies unite


Business Matters is a roundup of changes in business and development in the Centennial area. If you have questions about new developments in your area, or if you’re a local business wishing to highlight an upcoming milestone, email Ellis Arnold at or call 303-566-4109.


Ichiban Buffet

In the Park Meadows mall area sits a new sushi, seafood and grill restaurant. Ichiban Buffet held a ribbon cutting in late August with a “dragon and lion” dance performance.

The Lone Tree restaurant features 25 different Asian dishes and is a new member of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.

Ichiban Buffet is located at 9271 Park Meadows Drive.

Glazed and Confuzed

A gourmet doughnut shop opened a new location just down the street from Cherry Creek High School.

“Born and raised in Los Angeles, one of my first memories was going to the corner donut shop with my family,” wrote Josh Schwab, chef and owner, on Glazed and Confuzed’s website. With a love for gourmet food, he’s “here to show you, Colorado, that there is more to donuts then just glaze and sprinkles!”

The shop uses “organic, sustainable and local ingredients” in almost all its doughnuts. And if that weren’t Colorado enough, it offers a CBD-frosted doughnut topped with a candied hemp leaf that provides a relaxing quality. CBD, or cannabinoidol, is one of the many compounds in cannabis plants, and differs from THC, the main psychoactive chemical in the plant.

Glazed and Confuzed sits at 4660 S. Yosemite St. in Greenwood Village.


C.B. and Potts

C.B. and Potts, a restaurant and brewery that operates in seven states, recently closed in Greenwood Village near East Arapahoe Road.

Along with craft beer, it offers the typical tap-paired comfort foods with a few curveballs, such as the plant-based “impossible” burger.

The closed spot was 6575 S. Greenwood Plaza Blvd. in Greenwood Village, near Interstate 25 and East Arapahoe Road. C.B. and Potts still has locations in Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Fort Collins.


A Centennial space affair

The first customer to buy rides on space launch company United Launch Alliance’s newest rocket is another Colorado aerospace company, according to a City of Centennial newsletter.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, which has offices in Centennial, has contracted Centennial-based ULA’s new Vulcan rocket to launch Sierra’s Dream Chaser spacecraft on six missions carrying cargo to the International Space Station for NASA starting in late 2021. That first Dream Chaser cargo launch will only be the second for ULA’s Vulcan rocket, the newsletter said.

Decade in business

For its 10th anniversary, The Streets at SouthGlenn threw a multi-day celebration with special programs, including a bounce house, climbing wall, facepainting, balloon artistry and a caricaturist, according to the city newsletter.

SouthGlenn was originally the large, indoor Southglenn Mall built in the 1970s. The outdoor shopping center layout replaced the former mall at South University Boulevard and Arapahoe Road in 2009.

New chamber members

TheCoderSchool, which has dozens of locations across the country, is an after-school program for kids learning to code. Its Centennial location recently became a South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce member.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, according to its website, theCoderSchool combines a small teaching ratio with an individualized learning style and mentor relationships.

TheCoderSchool Centennial is located at 20269 E. Smoky Hill Road, near South Himalaya Street.

Drennen’s Dreams Foundation also recently became a South Metro chamber member. The organization emphasizes the importance of high safety standards for lifeguards, pool management and aquatics facilities. It sits at 9615 E. County Line Road in Centennial.


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