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Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Denver, CO offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Denver, CO, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Denver, CO, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Denver, CO. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Denver animal shelter struggles with spike in owners surrendering pets

The director of the animal shelter said other shelters have started closing their doors to some animals. Denver Animal Shelter is picking up some of the slack.DENVER — More and more people are giving up their dogs and cats and the animals are nearly overwhelming Denver's safety net shelter -- in part because other shelters won't take them, the director of ...

The director of the animal shelter said other shelters have started closing their doors to some animals. Denver Animal Shelter is picking up some of the slack.

DENVER — More and more people are giving up their dogs and cats and the animals are nearly overwhelming Denver's safety net shelter -- in part because other shelters won't take them, the director of Denver Animal Protection said.

The number of dogs and cats surrendered by owners to the Denver Animal Shelter this year is more than double pre-pandemic levels, Melanie Sobel said. She said the increasing cost of food and vet bills are contributing factors.

"It's hard to find affordable housing, let alone housing that allows animals that's affordable," she said.

In other cases, she said dogs adopted during the pandemic didn't get enough socialization and now behave badly -- leading their owners to give them up.

"They're here asking for help and the last thing we want to do is turn them away," Sobel said.

However other shelters, she said, have started saying no more often. Aurora's municipal shelter, for example, won't take any more owner-surrendered dogs. Denver picks up some of the slack.

"We're doing everything we possibly can to diminish the euthanasia numbers," Sobel said. But she said the number of dogs and cats the Denver shelter has had to put down is up too -- nearly double the pre-pandemic levels as well.

"It's very hard. It's very hard on the staff too," she said.

To try to keep animals healthy, she said staff and volunteers bring them outside and socialize them. That helps sustain them in the shelter longer and makes them better candidates for adoption.

The shelter said people probably already know how to help -- they need financial donations, people to volunteer and people to adopt.

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The Denver Animal Shelter is also trying to get ahead of the next surge in pets by hiring a social worker to connect pet owners with resources before they get into a situation where they can't care for their animals.

Eagles' Albert Okwuegbunam looking forward to 'fresh start' in Philadelphia, making strong first impression

USATSI PHILADELPHIA -- Albert Okwuegbunam lived through the stress of a typical cutdown day for a player on the roster bubble, yet his fate was different than most. Okwuegbunam knew he wasn't going to be a member of the Denver Broncos, who were going to waive him prior to finalizing their initial 53-man roster.There ...


PHILADELPHIA -- Albert Okwuegbunam lived through the stress of a typical cutdown day for a player on the roster bubble, yet his fate was different than most. Okwuegbunam knew he wasn't going to be a member of the Denver Broncos, who were going to waive him prior to finalizing their initial 53-man roster.

There was a twist. Denver informed Okwuegbunam a trade to another team was possible. So the fourth-year tight end sat tight and waited before he found out he was going to the Philadelphia Eagles.

After three disappointing seasons in Denver, a trade to Philadelphia was what Okwuegbunam needed.

"It's a fresh start," Okwuegbunam said in his introduction to the media. "I'm really excited about the opportunity. I'm gonna come in here and work my butt off. I got a great support system here, great culture. Really I just look forward to being part of a great program.

"(I'm) just looking forward to coming in and adding to that -- in any way possible."

Okwuegbunam already made a strong impression with his new team, having his biggest game against the Eagles two seasons ago when he caught three passes for 77 yards -- including a 64-yarder early in the second quarter. The Eagles knew about Okwuegbunam for a bit, enamored with his 6-5, 258-pound frame that can provide a second option next to Dallas Goedert.

While he hasn't put every aspect of his game together, Okwuegbunam insists the fresh start is what he needed.

"I'm a really hard worker. I wanna win," Okwuegbunam said. "I strive to be the best tight end I can be, and that's effective in the run and pass game."

Okwuegbunam salvaged his career in what turned out to be his final game for the Broncos, catching seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the final preseason game. Buried on the depth chart behind Greg Dulcich, Adam Trautman and Chris Manhertz, the writing was on the wall for Okwuegbunam.

Despite his future in Denver on the cusp of extinction, he was still auditioning for 31 other teams.

"Going into that game, it was just a really big game from me," Okwuegbunam said. "Just the position I was in in Denver, just trying to prove myself going into the fourth year with them. I went out there and had a big game -- and I was really proud of myself for that.

"That led to me being here (Philadelphia). This is a great opportunity and I was super excited about it when I found out I was coming here."

Okwuegbunam is back in a competition for playing time again, competing with Jack Stoll and Grant Calcaterra for the No. 2 tight end spot with the Eagles.

Broncos might finally have an answer to covering Travis Kelce

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In the big picture, defense has not been as much of an issue for the Denver Broncos as their offense during their current seven-season playoff drought. At least not for a team that hasn’t averaged more than 21 points a game since 2015.But if there is anything that symbolizes the defense’s biggest migraine during that time, it would be covering tight ends. They are no strangers to ...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In the big picture, defense has not been as much of an issue for the Denver Broncos as their offense during their current seven-season playoff drought. At least not for a team that hasn’t averaged more than 21 points a game since 2015.

But if there is anything that symbolizes the defense’s biggest migraine during that time, it would be covering tight ends. They are no strangers to Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce or former Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller racing through the middle of the defense.

As Broncos general manager George Paton has often said, “It’s a space-and-cover league." One of defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s focal points this season is to find a way to lessen the damage tight ends like Kelce are doing in that space.

Joseph's new scheme comes with added responsibilities for linebackers such as rookie Drew Sanders and veteran edge rushers such as Randy Gregory.

“It’s a little different for sure,’’ Gregory said. “[Joseph] has got us dropping some [in pass coverage] and have been working on that, trying to get it right, but it’s a part of it.’’

An eight-time Pro Bowl selection like Kelce is certainly everybody’s problem. He's had nine career games with more than 130 yards receiving, with four of those games against the Broncos. Last season, Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly scored three touchdowns all season, one of those against the Broncos, while Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee scored three touchdowns all season, with two of those coming in the Christmas Day game against Denver.

"Got to get that down," outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper said. "... It's part of it, we're doing it more, at least so far, than we did last season."

It's been the Achilles' heel for a defense that has often finished among the league’s best red zone defenses -- No. 1 in 2019 and 2020, No. 3 in 2021 and No. 7 last season -- as well as among the top eight in total defense in five of the past eight seasons.

Sanders is an intriguing option for the Broncos. It’s a big ask to toss a rookie defender into that deep of a pool, but his height (6-foot-4⅜) and speed (4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash at 235 pounds) make him physically one of the better TE matchup options the Broncos have had in recent seasons.

Offensive coordinators around the league agree the Broncos’ starting inside linebackers in their 3-4 look -- Josey Jewell and Alex Singleton -- are fierce tacklers at the point of attack who diagnose what's coming quickly. But isolating either one of them in coverage forces the Broncos’ hand defensively and can be a matchup problem down the field.

Sanders, an edge player and inside linebacker in college (Arkansas and Alabama), was quickly moved to inside linebacker with the Broncos when he arrived as a third-round pick in April. He was a unanimous All-American last season with the Razorbacks with 104 tackles to go with 9.5 sacks and six knocked-down passes.

“For a young player, there’s a learning curve and then the confidence starts happening,’’ coach Sean Payton said. “… He’s one of those guys that right before our eyes we're seeing gain confidence … He’s really athletic. It’s awfully important to him, so I’m encouraged."

Sanders flashed that playmaking in training camp as well as in preseason games. He dropped into coverage for a near interception in a joint practice with the Rams and just two days later made a similar drop in the preseason game against the Rams for an interception that he then returned for 31 yards.

He led the Broncos in tackles in the preseason with 12, and he was one of four inside linebackers -- with Jewell, Singleton and Justin Strnad -- to make the roster cut to 53 players.

“Just a talent, really smart, can really run," Joseph said. “We’ve not shown everything we’re going to do with him or everything in the defense, but I’ve said we’d have days he would make a play in practice nobody else could make. So, it’s about him learning, us teaching and getting him ready."

Sanders has tried to remain as under the radar off the field as possible. During the team’s rookie minicamp, Payton joked he would give a gift card to the rookie who gave the most boring interview and revealed the least. Sanders, he said, walked away with the P.F. Chang’s gift card after formulating "happy to be here" a variety of ways.

Later this summer, during another interview, Sanders was asked if he could win another one, and he said, “We’ll see how this goes."

“For him right now, it’s just time on task," Joseph said. “… Talent is obvious, and he works. So now we get to work."

How did Broncos take on $100 million in Empower Field work over a single offseason? “It’s been quite a heavy lift”

You’d typically think the busiest time of year at a football stadium is football season.Not so for Empower Field at Mile High over the past several months.For all the commotion between a Nathaniel Hackett-led September win against Houston and a Jerry Rosburg-led early January win against the Los Angeles Chargers, that was all just a warmup for the frenetic offseason.When the Walton-Penner Fam...

You’d typically think the busiest time of year at a football stadium is football season.

Not so for Empower Field at Mile High over the past several months.

For all the commotion between a Nathaniel Hackett-led September win against Houston and a Jerry Rosburg-led early January win against the Los Angeles Chargers, that was all just a warmup for the frenetic offseason.

When the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group took over the franchise in August, one of the primary questions surrounding its purchase was the future of Empower Field.

The owners are still determining whether they want to build a new stadium to serve as the franchise’s home, one thing they knew for certain was that they wanted to update the current one. In late 2022, the club decided on $100-plus million in upgrades to serve as Empower Field’s second act after a 22-year opening run.

The challenge: Get it done in eight months.

“My challenge to them was that we haven’t touched the stadium in any meaningful way since it’s been built,” CEO Greg Penner said at the beginning of training camp. “When that last game ends, what can we get done before the next season starts? To get the renovations done — we’re not quite there yet, but we will be — to get $100 million worth of renovations done in that period of time is a really big deal.

“I’m very proud of the team and I think the fans will appreciate it.”

For an idea of the pressure and complexities associated with the project, president Damani Leech spoke right after Penner and maybe half-joked: “I was most excited, and I think you all heard it – I was in the back of the room – (that) Greg said things were going well.

“I think we can all quote him there on that.”

Almost immediately in January, the north end zone scoreboard started coming down. It’s been replaced by a video board that is 70% larger, including 30 feet taller.

“You’ve seen some of the images. If you’ve been to a concert, you’ve seen how big it is,” Leech said. “It’s impressive how massive it is.”

It’s the kind of thing that takes weeks to figure out how to program and deploy during games. The Broncos have new video boards in other parts of the stadium, too, which were a rush to get up and running before the biggest act on the planet in 2023, Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, came through for two dates in July.

Yeah, another wrinkle to the project: Empower Field still hosted a full set of concerts. That meant putting proverbial lipstick on the construction site and hiding the jackhammers so people could enjoy Swift, George Strait, Ed Sheeran and others from a suite or from the furthest-out rows in the upper deck.

“It’s been quite a heavy lift,” Leech said. “Not just for myself, but (stadium manager) Jay Roberts, Zach Myhra (the Broncos senior director of facilities, construction and planning) and the folks at the stadium who are working incredibly hard. It’s been a sprint. … Two Taylor Swift concerts back-to-back was not easy to do. I think it is just a great credit to their work.”

Other structural changes include a bigger team store and the Breckenridge Bourbon Club, a premium field-level space that can be added on to a season-ticket package.

Owner Carrie Walton Penner told The Post this summer that the club is going to feature local artists, “to really highlight local art in the community.” she said.

Just like the decision to replace the Empower Field turf for one game only – the regular-season finale – the $100 million in upgrades are in some ways a placeholder. It’s improvement, but it’s not an endpoint.

“We’ve got the best fans and it goes far beyond Denver and Colorado,” Walton Penner said. “How do we continue to think about making sure the gameday experience is amazing? That’s been fun to see the plans that are in place for the coming season and how to really make that the best experience whether you’re in the stadium or watching from home.”

Reader: Did a Michelin Tire Repairman Make These Restaurant Choices?

Which Denver restaurants, if any, will be getting a Michelin star when the tire/tourism company releases its first-ever Colorado guide? We still don't know — that information will be announced at an invite-only ceremony on September 12 at Mission Ballroom.But in the meantime, Michelin just dropped the list of Col...

Which Denver restaurants, if any, will be getting a Michelin star when the tire/tourism company releases its first-ever Colorado guide? We still don't know — that information will be announced at an invite-only ceremony on September 12 at Mission Ballroom.

But in the meantime, Michelin just dropped the list of Colorado restaurants that have received the first Bib Gourmand designations in the state, and nearly all of them are in Denver. Bib Gourmand restaurants offer "a meal of good quality at a good value," according to Michelin. "The Bib Gourmand amount can fluctuate often due to economic situations in different places, so now we define it as a high-quality meal at a good value," explains Andrew Festa, who handles external communications for Michelin North America. "Generally, at Bib Gourmand restaurants in the U.S., one would be able to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for about $50 USD." And that's tax and gratuity not included.

While the Michelin Guide Colorado has been hotly anticipated since it was announced back in June, in their comments on the Westword Facebook page some diners shared that they found the Bib Gourmand list deflating. Says Christopher:

There are some solid restaurants here, but there are a lot of similar or better restaurants in Denver that are nowhere near good enough for a star. Are we just going to lower the bar for a star and call it "Denver good"? It's like restaurant purgatory between Bib Gourmand and a coveted star.

Adds Susan:

I agree with the Asian choices being good values, but not so sure about some of the others. Did a Michelin tire repairman make these restaurant choices?

Notes Michael:

AJ's Pit Bar-B-Q would go out of business if it were in KC or Austin. Can't believe people here think it's "good" BBQ.

Wonders Chris:

How many restaurants in Colorado are going to land a Michelin star? Six or eight? Ten, tops? It’s certainly nice recognition for the state’s restaurant scene, but this isn’t going to be a game changer for many restaurants at all. If it’s a game changer for any, in that the ones that may get a star are already at the top of their game and doing good business.

Responds Dexter:

My prediction is all 1-stars... maybe somebody will get promoted to 2-star next year.

Concludes Scott:

Michelin is an exclusive dinosaur club.

What do you think of the Bib Gourmand list? Post a comment or send a note to And by the way, the name of the award doesn't refer to a napkin around some glutton's neck: "Bibendum," or "Bib" for short, is the name of the tire company's Michelin Man mascot.


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