Douglas County was the first to receive clearance from the state to allow businesses to reopen under heightened COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Restaurants that had to discontinue indoor dining or had reduced capacity may now be able to open to limited indoor service or increase capacity. Establishments that meet the requirements of Colorado's 5-Star Certification Program, which outlines safety guidelines required by public health orders, will be allowed to accelerate their re-opening plans.

Dozens of businesses in Douglas County have begun reopening after the county's application for the program was approved on December 23. The approval came after Douglas County demonstrated 10 days of stable and declining COVID-19 hospitalizations. Initially, the county certified 33 businesses to reopen under the Douglas County COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program, including 18 restaurants, 14 gyms and fitness centers, and one indoor event venue. The businesses were able to resume indoor operation at 25 percent capacity immediately.

By December 27, that number had increased to 90 businesses that are certified to re-open with limited capacity.

The 5-Star rules allow businesses to operate at occupancy restrictions one level below their county's current level on the COVID-19 dial if they meet certain requirements. For restaurants, the state's requirements include mandatory mask enforcement, increased spacing between parties, regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces, employee and customer symptom screening, collection of customer data for contact tracing purposes, improved ventilation, and business-specific plans for implementation, compliance, outbreak detection and reporting. The rules also require extra effort to create special hours and accommodations for at-risk populations and zero prior citations for noncompliance with public health orders. The requirements are similar to other businesses and venues.

“We’re pleased the state listened to us, honored our request, and worked with Douglas County to implement our local program, protecting both lives and livelihoods,” said County Commissioner Abe Laydon. “We are grateful for the partnership among community leaders which accelerated the creation of this progress for our business community.”

Larimer County also received a variance from the state before Christmas; Arapahoe County has also been approved; Jefferson County has applied.

*The following lists will be updated as more information is made known.*

List of Douglas County Restaurants and Businesses Now Open to Indoor Dining, Increased Capacity

Castle Pines:

The Berg Haus
7280 Lagae Road

Trestles Coastal Cuisine
880 Happy Canyon Rd., #150

Castle Rock:

Angie's Restaurant
201 4th Street

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar
390 Allen Street

B & B Tavern LLC (DBA) Hideaway Bar and Grill
600 Jerry Street

Black-eyed Pea Restaurant
850 New Memphis Ct.

Carlos Miguels of Castle Rock
3982 West Limelight Ave.

Castle Cafe
403 Wilcox St.

Castle Rock Community Recreation Center
2301 Woodlands Blvd.

Chilis Bar and Grill
800 New Memphis Court

Crowfoot Valley Coffee
734 Wilcox St., #102

Crush Wine Bar
3911 Ambrosia Street, #102

Douglas Lodge No. 153
300 Wilcox Street

ECCLESIA Market
221 Perry St.

Great Divide Brewery and Roadhouse
215 Wilcox Street

IHOP
575 Genoa Way

La Loma Restaurant
6361 Promenade Parkway

Lucky Lamb Fitness, LLC. DBA Club Pilates
6360 Promenade Parkway Unit 120

Miller Activity Complex
1375 W Plum Creek Parkway

Ohana Grille Hawaiian Fusion Eatery
2240 Mercantile Street

Orangetheory Fitness
3990 Limelight Ave., Unit F

Outback Steakhouse
4687 Milestone Lane

Parry’s Pizza
5650 Allen Way

Planet Fitness
100 Founders Parkway, Unit B

Primalized Health Consultants, LLC
1 Oakwood Plaza, Suite 106

Rockyard Brewing Company, LLC
880 Castleton Rd.

SafeSplash Swim School
658 Genoa Way, Unit D

Scileppi's at The Old Stone Church
210 3rd St.

Shred415
5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Suite 1045

The Library Co. Bar & Kitchen
3911 Ambrosia St, #101

The Office Co Bar & Kitchen
230 3rd Stree, Ste 100

Tribe at Riverwalk
115 Wilcox St., Suite 120

Union An American Bistro
3 Wilcox Street

Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co
519 Wilcox St.

Lone Tree:

Bowlero
9255 Kimmer Dr.

Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows (Indoor Events and Restaurant)
10345 Park Meadows Drive

Earls Kitchen + Bar
8335 Park Meadows Center Drive

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
8419 Park Meadows Center Dr.

Front Range Fast Casual Lone Tree, LLC dba Newks Eatery
10012 Commons St.

GQue BBQ
8433 Park Meadows Center Drive

Lincoln Station Coffee Pizza Music
9360 Station St.

Lone Tree Brewing Company
8200 Park Meadows Dr., Suite 8222

Lone Tree Hooters Inc
8334 S. Willow Street

Monk and Mongoose Coffee Co
9580 Ridgegate Parkway, Suite D

Nordstrom Grill
Nordstrom Grill, Level 3 of Nordstrom– 8465 Park Meadows Center Drive

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Suite D154

PF Changs
8315 Park Meadows Center Dr.

Red Lobster Restaurant
9067 East Westview Road

Red Robin
8355 Park Meadows Center Drive

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
9535 Park Meadows Drive

Seasons 52
8325 Park Meadows Center Drive

Sierra Restaurant
10680 Cabela Drive

The White Chocolate Grill
8421 Park Meadows Center Dr

Yard House Restaurant
8437 Park Meadows Center Drive

Parker:

AMC Twenty Mile 10
18625 Stage Run

Barnett & Son Brewing Co
18425 Pony Express Dr. Unit 125

Black Haus Restaurant Group LLC
19501 E. Mainstreet, Ste. 100

Black-eyed Pea Restaurant
9205 Crown Crest Blvd

Downhill Brewing Company
18921 Plaza Dr., Unit 104

IHOP
11133 S. Parker Rd.

Indochine Enterprises
19751 E. Mainstreet

Junz Restaurant
11211 Dransfeldt Rd., #100

Lil' Ricci's Lincoln LLC
16526 Keystone Blvd., Unit G

Los Dos Potrillos
19340 Cottonwood Drive

Madkat Fitness, LLC d/b/a Club Pilates Parker
11280 S. Twenty Mile Road, Suite 104

On the Rox Sports Bar and Grill
11957 Lioness Way

Orangetheory Fitness Parker
17051 Lincoln Ave.

Orangetheory Fitness Pine Bluffs
12227 Pine Bluffs Way, Suite 103

Parker Garage
19420 E. Mainstreet

Rory's Diner
11020 S. Pikes Peak Dr.

[email protected]
19604 E. Mainstreet

Tailgate Tavern and Grill
19552 E. Mainstreet

Texas Roadhouse
11205 S. Parker Rd.

The Egg & U
18901 East Mainstreet

The Gym Co
18951 E Mainstreet, Unit C

Village Inn
19502 E. Parker Square Dr.

Welcome Home Brewery
19523 Hess Rd., #103

West Main Taproom + Grill
18595 E Mainstreet

Highlands Ranch:

AMC Highlands Ranch 24
103 Centennial Blvd

Buffalo Wild Wings
980 Sergeant Jon Stiles Dr.

Chuze Fitness
9449 S. University Blvd.

First Watch Daytime Cafe
9344 Dorchester St.

Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios
2030 E. County Line Road, Unit E

Game Train USA
2690 E. County Line Road, Unit E

Grist Brewing Company
9150 Commerce Center Cir., Ste. 300

Highlands Ranch Recreation Center
Northridge 8800 S. Broadway

Highlands Ranch Recreation Center
4800 McArthur Ranch Road

Highlands Ranch Recreation Center
9568 University Blvd.

IHOP
9565 S University Blvd.

Max Taps Co.
2680 E County Line Rd.

Old Chicago
1489 Park Central Drive

Olive Garden
2520 E. County Line

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
8555 South Quebec Street

Orangetheory Fitness
9559 S. University Blvd.

Orangetheory Fitness
1493 Park Central Drive

Outback Steakhouse
15 West Springer Drive

Parry's Pizza
9567 S University Blvd

Parry's Pizza
12501 Lincoln Ave.

Pho Vy Restaurant
4004 Red Cedar Dr.

Pure Barre
9362 S. Colorado Blvd.

Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant
1505 Park Central Dr.

Smokin Fins
1104 Cpl Max Donahue Ln., Ste. 102

Share your thoughts in the comments below.