Denver group purchases Cooper Creek Square |

Denver group purchases Cooper Creek Square

Sky-Hi News Staff

Two Denver real estate entrepreneurs have purchased Cooper Creek Square in downtown Winter Park for $6.4 million, according to county records.

Charles “Charlie” Johnson and William “Bill” Johnson of WC Johnson LLC finalized their purchase of the 57,500 square-foot center in early September, records show.

“We were attracted to Winter Park for many reasons,” Charlie said in a press release. “But most importantly, we believe economic indicators are very positive for the Fraser Valley and Winter Park.”

Charlie pointed to the prospect of a new year-round, town-operated transit system in Winter Park, road improvements on I-70 and the possible return of train service to Winter Park Resort as factors that influenced the Johnsons’ decision to purchase the property, the press release states.

“Cooper Creek Square is a high-quality property with an appealing exterior and a strong presence in the community,” Charlie said. “Its diverse mix of great local businesses makes it a great fit for our organization.”

The Johnsons purchased Cooper Creek Square, which was built in 1982, from an ownership group led by Ron Jones.

Its new owners will retain Property Manager Mark Hanna and Marketing Director Stephanie Carey to oversee the property.

The Johnsons aim to take a community-conscious approach to management, according to the press release.

“We believe in a collaborative approach to business and look forward to being a partner and supporter of the community for many years to come,” Charlie said.

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