In the midst of all this talk of businesses closing down, it's nice to hear that some places in our neck of the woods are expanding.  The King Soopers at Orchards Shopping Center in Loveland, for example, is expanding in a big way!

John Waterbury, whose California-based Waterbury Properties has owned most of Orchards Shopping Center since 1997, said King Soopers will demolish the buildings attached to the west end of the grocery store and build about 12,400 square feet of new space for a total of 66,000 square feet.

Construction is set to begin on May 1st, and take about nine months.  At least four businesses will be affected by the demolition, including Curves, Liberty Tax Service, Orchards Liquor, and Baskin-Robbins ice cream.  Most of them will move to new locations, if they haven't already.

This is the second major renovation King Soopers has had since opening in 1976.  The first one was back in 1990.  So it's about time, if you ask me!

Do you think this renovation is good or bad for the Loveland community?