Kentro Group: In The News

Today’s News + Insights from Kentro Group

September 6th, 2013

DBJ names finalists for 2013 Power Book awards

The awards recognize some of the top business newsmakers of the last year in 14 industry categories.

March 29th, 2013

Denver Trader Joe’s under way, work yet to start on Boulder store

Boulder may have been the first to land Trader Joe’s, but Denver appears to have pulled ahead in efforts to lay claim to the specialty grocer’s first store to open in Colorado.

March 28th, 2013

Construction starts on Denver Trader Joe’s

Workers this week broke ground on the Trader Joe’s store at East Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, six months after the grocery chain confirmed its plans to open its first Denver store.

December 28th, 2012

PEOPLE TO WATCH: ‘Jimmy’ Balafas

Denver native Dimitrios “Jimmy” Balafas is the co-founder and managing general partner of the Kentro Group, a Denver development company specializing in retail. Balafas had invested in retail real estate locations since 2004, but officially launched Kentro in 2009 with business partners George Balafas, his brother, and Yianni Bellis, his cousin.

October 3rd, 2012

Inside the deal that’s bringing Trader Joe’s to Denver

Denver developer who helped land the Denver Trader Joe’s almost two years to assemble the land and get the zoning changed to allow for the popular grocer.

September 13th, 2012

Denver Trader Joe’s developer races to open before Boulder

Denver developer Jimmy Balafas said he expects to be in a “neck-and-neck race” with Boulder to be the first to open a Trader Joe’s.

May 25th, 2012

Denver zoning change would allow Trader Joe’s

The Denver City Council has cleared the way for a Trader Joe’s to be located at the southeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and East Eighth Avenue by approving a zoning change that would allow for the wildly popular grocer.

May 10th, 2010

People on the move

COLFAX BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (CBID) appointed Jimmy Balafas as a new board member.

April 11th, 2010

Colfax comeback: Renovations, developments … streetcars?

The revitalization of Denver’s East Colfax Avenue is picking up speed — with new private and public projects under way and more to come.