Your Neighborhood Hub

The Square at Five Parks

Article by Allison Bankston

Photography by Sean McNeil, Aspen Art Co

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle

Community, togetherness, and mutual support have created a bond among the businesses at The Square at Five Parks, and the glue that holds the group together is the locally-owned, property management company overseeing the complex, SFinvest. 

The Square at Five Parks is a carefully designed business complex built to serve the people who live at the Village of Five Parks. The Square is about convenience, style, art, great food and drink, and a sense of community–all within walking distance for nearby residents and a short drive for others. 

Even the open spaces between the five buildings on the property create an atmosphere of wonder with public art displays. Two courtyard areas feature bronze and stone sculptures, making it a lovely place to visit, as well as a great place to spend the day having a variety of experiences. The Square is across from The Depot, a building owned by the homeowners association for the Village of Five Parks. Everything is centrally located to make things easy and enhance the sense of connectivity.

Fifteen businesses call the complex home, including restaurants, stores, and offices that provide medical, spa, pet care, and financial services. The Square also boasts nine loft apartments which all have open concept living spaces, private patios, wood floors, in-unit laundry, and access to other amenities. 

SFinvest is the family-run property management company behind The Square at Five Parks. William Sheridan is the president of the company and managing broker for The Square. Vice President of Marketing Brianne Sheridan, is William’s daughter, and she is also the property manager for The Square. 

Brianne says the neighborhood hub is a cohesive, local shopping center. “We have a wonderful mix of businesses that truly serve the local area. Visiting the businesses at The Square is a surefire way to support local, small businesses and to find something everyone can enjoy.”

SFinvest is a smaller property management company maintaining two complexes: The Square at Five Parks and the Broomfield Professional Campus. Brianne says much of their success comes down to the close relationships they develop with their tenants. “We put a lot of time and attention into the two properties, and we care about each and every one of our tenants.” 

SFinvest has been running the property in Arvada since 2020. “After we took it over, we updated the exterior paint, added new signage, upgraded all lighting to LED, and started a variety of other efforts and projects to make the property nicer for everyone,” says Brianne. SFinvest is also active with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and donates regularly to local charities that serve the Arvada community.

This month, Arvada Lifestyle is featuring the four food and beverage businesses in The Square: Marco’s Pizza, a.j.’s Deli, Jack’s & Steamers, and Five Parks Wine & Spirits. They are neighborhood staples frequented by locals, each offering unique tastes and products to entice you to try new things. 

Jack’s & Steamers

Jack and Athan Miller and their business partner, Scott Parker, opened Steamers coffee in 2007. In 2010, they expanded, opening Jack’s Bar and Grill and placing Steamers Coffee Shop in the same space. From the beginning, the owners were committed to hiring people with developmental disabilities, and at one point before Covid struck, they employed more than 70 people with developmental disabilities. Jack’s is known for its made-from-scratch dishes as well as some products you can buy for use at home such as A Different Kind of Jam–the restaurant’s line of gourmet specialty jams and jellies. They are all done in small batches, and Jack’s even works with other local companies on the flavors, such as a peach jam made with Stranahan Whiskey out of Denver.  

a.j.’s Deli

The same owners who started Jack’s and Steamers decided to launch a.j.’s Deli in The Square at Five Parks in 2021, utilizing a space they were already using as a prep kitchen and training area. The deli also employs many people with developmental disabilities. Co-owner Athan Miller says, “Some employees thrive in the fast-paced atmosphere of the restaurant at Jack’s/Steamers, while others prefer the slower, relaxed atmosphere of the deli. We find the right fit for everyone we hire.” Like Jack’s, Athan says the deli makes everything from scratch, concentrating on quality and using local ingredients and vendors. “We’re really proud to be part of the Five Parks neighborhood. It’s like a mini-city center in the suburbs.”  

Five Parks Wine & Spirits

Owner, Sam Nizam, has more than 20 years of experience in the liquor business. He believes strongly in educating staff for responsible spirit sales, so they can guide customers to the best purchases for their tastes. “People have been so enthusiastic and appreciative of the investment we made in this community.” It’s a small store with more than 8,000 items, including unique products like alcohol-infused ice cream and local brews. “We get to know our customers by name, and we can special-order things for them, so they’re regularly available for purchase.” Sam is also working with vendors to plan fun tasting nights at the shop, so watch for those events! “Then we can introduce our customers to all sorts of new things.” 

Marco’s Pizza

Marco’s is a staple in Arvada and a long-standing franchise with more than a thousand locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Steve Moberly is the Chief Operating Officer for La Tavola Hospitality Group which owns multiple Marco’s Pizza locations. He loves the neighborhood so much he resides in Five Parks. “It always has great energy, but that is from the people that enjoy and live in the area. I couldn’t pick a better place to reside and do business.” Marco’s gives back to the community with resources and charitable efforts associated with education and hunger prevention. The dough at Marco’s Pizza is made from scratch every day, and their cheese is never frozen. Marco’s is a long-time Arvada favorite for great pizza, subs and unique pizza bowls.  

"I love the Five Parks area...so much, that I, myself, reside in Five Parks. It always has great energy, but that is from the people that enjoy and live in the area. I couldn’t pick a better place to reside and do business." --Steve Moberly, La Tavola Hospitality Group/Marco's Pizza

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