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Old Posted Sep 11, 2018, 9:52 PM
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Colorado battery maker gets major investment from Hyundai, Samsung funds
Sep 11, 2018 By Greg Avery – Reporter, Denver Business Journal
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The funding for Solid Power Inc. will pay for completing construction of the company’s first production line establishing the commercial production of company’s battery technology — a line that should be fully operational in 2019, the company said.

“It’s hard to overstate how significant it is to have this in Colorado,” he said. “This would be a big deal in Silicon Valley, but to have it happening here is really something.”
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Venture Capital funds associated with Samsung and Hyundai are among the investors putting $20 million into a Louisville startup creating solid-state batteries meant to replace lithium-ion batteries in electric cars and other uses.

Solid Power was formed in 2012 and based on technology licensed from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It’s among a handful of companies pursuing solid-state batteries, which have the potential of being lighter and more powerful than the lithium-ion batteries commonly used today.

Such batteries also wouldn’t be at risk of puncture damage, leaks and explosions that are concerns with the liquid electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries. The technology has been drawing investment to startups from large industrial players.
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Does downtown Denver even have anything that comes close?

$242M investment in Gaylord Rockies beefs up Nashville company's western presence
Sep 17, 2018 By Kelcey McClung – Reporter, Denver Business Journal
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Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP) will soon become the majority owner and the managing member of the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. Los Angeles-based Ares is also selling to Houston-based RIDA Development, which will be the co-managing member alongside Ryman.

In the purchase agreement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the agreed-upon aggregate value of the investment was $1,275,000,000 as of the closing date.
This was merely a liquidation of Ares roughly 19% interest. Ares role was of a financial/equity partner for the purpose of helping to fund the development but that value is eye-popping.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:43 PM
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This was merely a liquidation of Ares roughly 19% interest. Ares role was of a financial/equity partner for the purpose of helping to fund the development but that value is eye-popping.
The valuation is overblown IMO, but Ares seems to be making a hug ROI on this sale based on their initial investment. But it's a bit odd-the transaction, valuation is ~$890M, but the internal valuation is $1.25B? That's a big discount right there, way to go Rayman.

Still, fuck Gaylord and the circle-jerk conference circuit that drives it's business. In no way do I find that lifestyle appealing.
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2018, 9:14 PM
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Still, fuck Gaylord and the circle-jerk conference circuit that drives it's business. In no way do I find that lifestyle appealing.
Well, you're welcome to stay there assuming availability but certainly you're not their primary bread and butter customer.

There should be significant economic benefits for Denver and the state since their taxes will help to pay for RTD and a whole slew of things. Certainly DEN should benefit and those who stay for extended personal vacations will spend $'s wherever they go. Too early to know but in all likelihood some company convention business will likely return to check out the REAL city of Denver/downtown.
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Well, you're welcome to stay there assuming availability but certainly you're not their primary bread and butter customer.

There should be significant economic benefits for Denver and the state since their taxes will help to pay for RTD and a whole slew of things. Certainly DEN should benefit and those who stay for extended personal vacations will spend $'s wherever they go. Too early to know but in all likelihood some company convention business will likely return to check out the REAL city of Denver/downtown.
I still feel it was a missed opportunity to not include a stop on the A-Line. The biggest hotel in Colorado and one of the largest in the country and the rail line connecting it to the airport and downtown just blows right past it.
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I still feel it was a missed opportunity to not include a stop on the A-Line. The biggest hotel in Colorado and one of the largest in the country and the rail line connecting it to the airport and downtown just blows right past it.
It was all a question of who would pay for it- and the developers ultimately wouldn't. I'm pretty sure that Gaylord has an airport shuttle all set up to convey their customers directly from the airport to the hotel in order to keep the cocooned in the Gaylord experience.
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Aurora Gaylord Rockies Village

Has anyone heard about the mixed-use "Rockies Village" that is planned to be developed around the Gaylord Hotel? LINK (it is Item #2)
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Coming in late 2020, Rockies Village will be situated adjacent to the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. The vision is to create a walkable ski village environment with offerings that would complement the Hotel. Grab an ice cream with your family, enjoy a piano bar with your friends, or dine at one of the diverse eateries.
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Not too sure if Breckenridge appreciates their marketing photo being used here. I wonder if that is Aurora using that photo or if it the same marketing team that did the Gaylord video with Montana mountains and the Sentinal state.

The Aurora project development web site doesn't seem to have much info on it yet.
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Has anyone heard about the mixed-use "Rockies Village" that is planned to be developed around the Gaylord Hotel?
I hadn't seen any of the specifics including a 'name' but I was aware they'd bought more land.

Aimco Breaks Ground while Aurora schmoozes


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Aurora Mayor, Local Leaders Join Aimco to Break Ground on a New $87 Million Development Central to the Anschutz Medical and Fitzsimons Innovation Campuses
Sep 28, 2018
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Slated for completion in the Fall of 2020, the new development will feature 253 upscale apartments composed of five diverse "districts," each offering unique floorplans and customizable design elements to meet the distinct needs of residents and their families.
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Hey Cirrus:





I took some RFTA photos... or something.
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I'm confused about this 7th Street Station. It looks like a very nice elevator to get wheelchairs up to a pedestrian bridge over what I assume is the Colorado River. But um, what makes it a station? And what's going on with the street in front of it, where there appears to be a curb ramp... one lane out from the curb. A raised bike lane, maybe? Oh wait is it still under construction?

And that bus does not have the awesome raptor paint job. Get it together, RFTA.
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It's part of the Grand Avenue Bridge reconstruction project.

Here's a photo of things under construction: https://www.codot.gov/projects/sh82g...ation.jpg/view

Also Glenwood has to fix the sewers in that area. http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us...s.aspx?AID=261


As to why it's 7th Street Station, it's right next to Amtrak.
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