Restaurant space in the Southern suburbs of the Denver Metro is very tight with few ready-to-occupy spaces available for lease offering installed hood systems and grease traps.  Smaller spaces of approximately 2,500 sqft or less suitable for fast food, for dine-in or take-out are in very short supply.  Larger spaces of approximately 4,000-8,000 sqft are in greater supply.  Lease rates range from $20-30/sf/yr or more, with variables of convenient parking, neutral décor, outside patio seating, and street visibility.  There are some smaller space business opportunities available in the under $100,000 price range with equipment, liquor licenses, and extendable leases in place.  Pad sites are available in outlying areas in some newer development projects.  There are a few business and real estate purchase opportunities for larger restaurants in the $2-4M suitable for major franchise or independent operations in freestanding buildings in anchored centers.