Matthew Geiger

Ace Hardware store in Baker going out of business after 16 years

Denver hardware store closing

Store owner Andy Carlson blamed the rising costs and an increase in crime. “In a good year, a top-tier hardware store like this could do 7 percent at the bottom, pre-tax net profit. We’ve been squeezed into below five.”

Denver construction site thefts surge

Construction theft up in Denver

In the first half of 2022, there were 289 reported incidents of items being stolen. In the same time period in 2021, there were 212.