ARVADA, Colo. — Following years of delays, the G Line will finally open later this week with a lot of fun and fanfare planned.

The G Line, which runs between Denver and Wheat Ridge, is scheduled to open Friday morning after more than two years of delays. To celebrate the milestone, Olde Town Arvada is hosting a party and businesses are offering deals and discounts. 

The G Line Grand Opening Party kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. It will feature live music performances throughout Olde Town, kids' activities in Olde Town Square, music by That Party Truck, and more. 

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RTD G Line Olde Town Arvada
Olde Town Arvada

Friday's inaugural trip is scheduled for around 10 a.m. It and all other rides for the next two weeks will be free, to make up for the two-and-a-half-year delay.

Passengers who start in Denver will get on the train at Union Station and then travel through Arvada before reaching Wheat Ridge. Trains will hit eight stations between the two points. In total, the 11.2-mile ride takes about 27 minutes.

The G Line map NEW USE THIS ONE
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The following restaurants are offering freebies and discounts:

  • Bread Winners Cafe: Free mimosa with purchase of an entree
  • The Cereal Box Inc.: Free limited edition bumper sticker (quantity limited). The debut of special cereal mix - "Choo Choo Chew on This"
  • Denver Beer Co.: Speciality Ain't Nothing But a G-Train beer release.
    Arvada to Denver or Denver to Arvada Beer Punch Cards will be available all weekend Friday-Sunday. Get a punch at both Denver Beer Co. locations and be entered to win a DBC Swag & Beer Basket!
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop: Free chips and queso with purchase
  • Global Goods and Coffee Shop: Burrito and Coffee - $5 (available until 11 a.m.) Free "Iced G" (blackberry iced tea) with any food purchase.
  • Grand Lake's Yukon St. Tavern:  Buy one sandwich or entree, get one half off. Valid April 26 - April 28, 2019.
  • Scumptious:  First 100 customers get a plastic Scrumptious Ice Cream Scoop. Free waffle cone upgrades all day! Try their G Line Cream!
  • Silver Vines Winery: Buy one bottle and get one bottle 50% off - bottle purchases only. Special is good April 26-28.
  • So Radish: Tangerine “G lime” cocktail  - $5 (First 100 receive rad collector cup) 
  • Steuben's: Free 10-ounce Goldline beer by Wonderland Brewing Co. (limit one per guest).Offer valid April 27 through May 4.

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The following retailers are offering freebies and discounts:

  • Army Navy Surplus: 10% off any regular priced item
  • Balefire Goods: 20% off any item
  • Carly's Boutique: FREE Stone - all children receive the stone of their choice.
    (Fill a bag for $6).
  • Into the Fire, A Paint Your Own Pottery Studio: Sidewalk and sample sale and enter to win one of four $50 gift certificates.
  • Jewelfire Diamonds: 20% off any item and repair.
  • Light Rail Art Gallery: 20% off all wall art and Alita Marie Designs Jewelry.
  • Lovely Boutique: 20% off one item.
  • Paws n Play: Register to win $25 Gift Certificate
  • Sock.: First 100 customers get a reusable shopping bag
  • Super Zoom Bang Bang: First 100 customers get a free Super Zoom Bang Bang frisbee.
  • Vouna: 20% off purchase (exclusions apply)

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