McLane Foodservice Opens New Facility

City Council members and staff recently toured McLane Foodservice's new 226,000-square-foot facility at 17100 E. 81st Avenue to celebrate the grand opening. The food warehouse operations at this location serve a distribution territory which covers 11 states and employs more than 200 people. Founded in 1834 as a small retail grocer, the McLane Company now includes divisions in grocery, foodservice, alcohol and third party logistics industries. The McLane Foodservice Distribution division oversees $48 billion in supply chain logistics for more than 50,000 products to over 110,000 locations, serving 35 fast food, fast casual and casual dining clients.

Nominate a Growing Business in Commerce City

Commerce City is thankful for the businesses that choose to operate in the city and recognizes some of them each year at the annual Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast. Nominations are now being accepted. There are four award categories available for nomination:
  • Business on the Move Award
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
  • Economic Development Award for Leadership
  • Business of the Year Award
Learn more about the award categories and nominate a Commerce City company online through January 25, 2018. 

Last year's winners were Asahi Food Inc., Birko Corporation, Jalisco International, and Sashco, Inc. as Businesses on the Move; Ruth Tsehaye, an owner of multiple 7-Eleven franchises for the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award; United Power for the Economic Development Award for Leadership; and Ardent Mills for Business of the Year. To win the award, companies or individuals must have a history of leadership within their industry and the community while sustaining growth that contributes to Commerce City's economic sustainability. Winners are chosen from the nominations and by a group of business leaders. This year's event is scheduled from 7:30 - 9 a.m., on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Yellow Rose Event Center, 6490 E 72nd Place.   
Commerce City's Annual Sales Tax Seminar Provides Valuable Information to Businesses

Business and residential municipal taxes support community services and programs. Commerce City wants businesses to be compliant and aware on how taxes are implemented and/or reported. To help educate the business community, Commerce City's Finance Department held its annual sales and use tax seminar at the Commerce City Civic Center this month. The forum covered a number of areas including: When to charge sales tax and what's taxable, implications of special charges and fees associated with sales tax, and how to document sales tax and tax-exempt transactions. City tax representatives were on-hand to answer questions and provide direction to help businesses understand city tax reporting requirements and file tax returns. Learn more about the city's sales use tax. Contact the city ( to be added to the mailing list for information on next year's seminar.

Under Construction

The Goddard School

The Goddard School, a preschool and educational daycare for infants to 6 years old, is under construction at 15320 E 103rd Place. The 8,500-square-foot facility will employ 25 staff members and educate 135 students. The facility plans to open in late April 2018.

Retail Corner

Wortlewood's Smokepit Barbecue

A new restaurant is open in the city. Wortlewoods Smokepit Barbecue is open at 6200 E. 64
th Street. The 780-square-foot, family owned and operated restaurant offers St. Louis style barbeque for dine-in or carry out.

7-Eleven Celebrates Grand Opening at E. 56th Avenue and Holly Street

7-Eleven celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting for the newest location at the intersection of E. 56
th Avenue and Holly Street. The new store will be 3,000-square-feet and will employ 8-10 employees. This store is the fifth owned by Ruth Tsehaye, the franchisee who was the recipient of last year's City of Commerce City's Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. With this location, 7-Eleven is able to serve the needs of the businesses and residents in the Rose Hill, South Rose Hill and 56th Avenue Industrial Park neighborhoods.

Commerce City works with community partners to offer a wide array of
business resources and workshops ( most of them FREE to help
support you in starting or managing your business.
Who's Doing Business in Commerce City?

Business licenses were granted to:   

A+ Boat Repair and Sales
Maclone Operations
A Simplee Gorgeous Boutique
MTC Transportation
Suenos Creations
Emerald H
Wortlewood's Smokepit Barbecue Restaurant
Leo Carbajal Landscape Sara S. Scovel, Counselor

Commerce City Economic Development Division
Phone: 303-289-3620