DENVER — Included here is an analysis of what Molson Coors' departure really means for Denver, a ranking of the state's top private schools and stories about new Denver condos next to Coors Field and how newly elected suburban mayors plan to approach growth. 

See this week's top stories below.

Beverage manufacturing/jobs

1) Why Molson Coors had to leave Denver — and what the city is learning in its wake (DBJ subscriber content)

Coors Brewery in Golden
Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal

Here's an in-depth look at the history of what is arguably Colorado’s most iconic company and what it means for Denver to lose its headquarters after 146 years.

Education

2) These are Colorado's top 25 private high schools for 2020

Niche compiled its ranking of private Colorado high schools based on multiple factors including academics, culture and diversity, college readiness, resources and facilities, teachers and parent/student surveys.

Real estate

3) Famed architect Curtis Fentress lists his ‘whole new level of modern’ Denver condo for $4.99M

Curtis Fentress' Four Seasons condo
Provided by Slate Real Estate Advisors

World-renowned architect Curtis Fentress, who’s best known around Denver for designing Denver International Airport, The Colorado Convention Center and Mile High Stadium, now known as Empower Field, has listed his luxe-modern condominium at the Four Seasons for $4.99 million.

4) At this new Denver condo development, Rockies owner Dick Monfort is your neighbor and lifetime HOA president (DBJ subscriber content) 

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort's new development next to Coors Field will have 103 condominium units ranging from 500-square-foot studios to 6,000-square-foot penthouses priced from $500,000 to $6 million. 

5) Ranked: Here's how much it costs to rent at Denver's 25 largest office buildings

Denver Business Journal reached out to leasing representatives for the 25 largest office buildings in Denver's CBD to confirm the asking rent per square foot at each.

Food/restaurants

6) Full Plate: Ska opening a Front Range 'brew-stillery,' a new chicken chain debuts

Ska Brewing in Durango
Provided by Ska Brewing

At a time when breweries and distilleries continue to proliferate, Durango-based Ska Brewing and Palisade-based Peach Street Distillers will integrate their businesses in a new joint venture in spring 2020 when they take over the former Fate Brewing location in Boulder. 

Technology

7) Denver startup wins $50,000 in BBVA Entrepreneurial Contest

Facing off against five other startups from the region, Denver’s Vita Inclinata Technologies took home the $50,000 grand prize in the BBVA Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest finale in Phoenix.

Aerospace

8) Here are the top Colorado aerospace projects to win funding in 2019 

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at CU Boulder
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine takes a selfie with University of Colorado-Boulder students in the fabrication lab of the university's new aerospace engineering center.
Greg Avery, Denver Business Journal

Colorado doesn’t get the public love that famed U.S. space centers do. But what Colorado lacks in public recognition in aerospace, it makes up for in money.

Post-election news 

9) Denver-area voters choose pro-growth mayors in municipal elections 

Voters in key cities around the Denver metro area chose mayoral candidates on Tuesday night that leaned toward putting fewer restrictions on growth over opponents who favored more limitations, giving a boost to pro-growth forces as the issue is expected to take on increased importance over the next year.

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