COOKIE NEWS: Santa Fe Cookie Co. will open a second store by the art museums in May. The cookie company known for its 2-for-$1 treats along the 16th Street Mall will add a location at 144 West 12th Avenue, inside the Bannock building, The Know reports. Founded by Debbie Kuehn in 1986, Santa Fe was taken over by Kuehn’s niece, Alexis McLean, last fall. Kuehn passed away in June. The new Santa Fe Cookie Co. will carry on the “cookie lady’s” legacy and add a gallery space to showcase McLean’s passion for art. [DENVER POST]
COCKTAIL NEWS: By the owners of Carbon Cafe & Bar and Habit Doughnut Dispensary, a new all-day cocktail lounge is coming to Platte Street. The Dead Battery Club opens Friday inside the WeWork building at 2420 17th Street. It’s a cocktail, coffee, and juice bar (see also beer on tap and wines by the glass) with Mediterranean food and baked goods. The space will open daily starting at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends. 
FULL-STRENGTH BEER NEWS: Just 15 days before the end of Colorado’s 2018 legislative session, a proposed bill that would regulate the sale of full-strength beer in grocery stores in the state remains in limbo. Denver Business Journal reports that Senate Bill 243 went up for debate on Monday, but a vote on it was ultimately postponed. The bill would require new beer-selling grocery stores to be at least 1,500 feet away from current liquor stores. And it would require clerks in the new beer-selling grocery stores to be at least 21-years-old. Legislation was passed in 2016 allowing grocery chains to begin selling full-strength beer in more than one Colorado location by 2019. [DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL]
PRIME NOW NEWS: In other grocery news, Amazon began delivering groceries to Denverites for free on Tuesday. The Prime Now service offers free two-hour delivery of products from Whole Foods Markets, including flowers, produce, meat, seafood, and dry goods. To qualify, the order must be placed by an Amazon Prime member and cost more than $35. One-hour delivery is also available for $7.99.