HACIENDA COLORADO GETS SPOT IN DOWNTOWN
There are about to be a couple more spots at which to grab Mexican food with Altitude. Hacienda Colorado is moving into the former Katie Mullen’s spot on the 16th Street Mall, and the local Mexican chain has another restaurant in development along Interstate 70 in Golden.
“We’ve been looking at locations close to downtown for a long time. That one (the former Katie Mullen’s) just came up, we looked at it, and it turned out to be a fit,” said Gene Van Horne, director of special projects for Hacienda Colorado.
The Katie Mullen’s site in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel will be Hacienda’s sixth restaurant and its first downtown. It’s expected to open in spring 2018.
Wells Fargo in trouble again.
Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo is back in hot water for signing customers up for products that they didn’t need or want. This time it’s auto insurance, and the bank says it may have cost about 20,000 people their cars.
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo acknowledged late Thursday that it enrolled roughly 570,000 auto loan borrowers for what’s known as collateral production insurance on their vehicles when the customers already had appropriate insurance. It will pay $80 million in refunds and account adjustments to those people.
Boulder hires diversity officer.
Boulder on Thursday announced the hiring of Renata Robinson as the city’s first “diversity officer.”
Robinson previously served as vice president for human resources at Teach for America and was also formerly a “chief people officer” at her own consulting firm.
She will be tasked with promoting diversity among city employees; 87 percent of the 1,382 people listed as standard employees are white, according to Boulder staff reports, while 60 percent of those employees are male.
Rig count up 8.
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 958. A year ago, just 463 rigs were active.
Baker Hughes said Friday that 766 rigs sought oil and 192 explored for natural gas this week.
New Mexico gained four rigs, Oklahoma increased by three and Louisiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained one. Texas declined by one rig. Colorado was unchanged.