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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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The Roasting Plant® Blends Technology and Fresh Coffee at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – May 23, 2017 – Today, the Roasting Plant celebrated the grand opening of their first location in Colorado, which is located at Denver International Airport (DEN) on level 1 of the Westin Denver International hotel and transit center. Roasting Plant is a New York-based coffee shop that uses patented technology to roast and deliver fresh coffee beans for made-to-order drinks.

Roasting Plant was founded in 2007 by former Starbucks executive Mike Caswell and is designed to fuse technology and innovation to deliver the perfect cup of coffee. Roasting Plant’s state-of-the art machinery brings the entire coffee supply chain into each café, with on-site roasting of green coffee beans and choice of nine beans or a blend of any four, brewed to order by the cup. Precise roasting and brewing parameters have been developed for every bean and drink, and precisely replicated to reflect the unique character of each varietal and blend.

The company’s proprietary system – called Javabot™ – utilizes green coffee beans that are delivered via an automated system of pneumatic tubes to an in-store roaster that sends freshly roasted beans to specially designed storage tubes that preserve the beans’ flavor and aroma. When a customer orders a beverage, the Javabot™ sends the exact amount of beans needed using bursts of air in overhead tubes directly to a Swissmade coffee grinder and brewer, where a drink is completed by a barista just seconds later.

“For many airport travelers, having convenient access to a high-quality cup of coffee on the go is one of the most important amenities,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “The Roasting Plant will add to our lineup of coffee options and provide fresh beverages in an innovative setting that is the first of its kind in Denver. We think passengers will very much enjoy both the coffee and the captivating way their drinks are made.”

Roasting Plant, which will operate from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, will also offer a wide range of food, including morning pastries and salads and sandwiches for lunch. The DEN store is the company’s second airport location and fifth in the country and is operated by Midfield Concessions.

“We’re proud to be featuring Roasting Plant Coffee in all of our new airport projects,” said Andrea Hachem, CEO of Midfield Concessions. “Their state-of-the-art approach and the incredible freshness of in-store roasted coffee reflects Midfield’s commitment to our award winning ‘WOW’ customer service program.”

About Roasting Plant®

Roasting Plant is a vertically integrated coffee company established in 2004 that designs, develops, and manufactures technology that disrupts the coffee trade. The company’s Javabot™ automation system microbatch roasts in every café, gives customers a choice from a wide selection of the highest quality beans in the world and brews each custom cup of coffee to order. Just-roasted, just-brewed, just for you™. Founded by industrial engineer Mike Caswell, Roasting Plant currently has five locations between New York City, Detroit, Minneapolis and Denver, with worldwide expansion on the horizon.

About DEN’s Shopping and Dining Program

DEN’s concession program consists of more than 196,000 square feet of retail space inside the airport that includes more than 190 locations offering an exciting culinary, fashion and retail experience. In 2016, the concession program generated a record $370.5 million in annual gross receipts. For more information about retail store opportunities, please e-mail [email protected] or visit http://business.flydenver.com/bizops/concessions.asp.


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