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Ground Floor Retail We Can Sink Our Teeth Into!

Many new, or re-developed buildings in Downtown strive to add “Ground Floor Retail” to whatever is on the upper floors. In fact, often this is required. In LoDo, we have some excellent examples of what should not be encountering the pedestrian, vacant spaces. And, most of those vacant spaces all have the same commercial leasing agent’s name on them. The EPA building has been open a few years now, and space is still available. Plenty…

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Filling that Occasional Need…to Drive Somewhere!

There is car sharing in Denver. One of its providers is Occasional Car, a business based in Evergreen, but operating in Capitol Hill and in LoDo. Occasional Car makes it possible to rent a car for brief periods at very low rates that include gas and insurance. This is a very good idea! It works this way. You sign up for a membership level that reflects your anticipated frequency of usage. For instance, there is…

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Art Slice: LOVE LINES at REDLINE Opens Thursday!

REDLINE is a contemporary art and creative community in our neighborhood. This large space at 2350 Arapahoe provides studio, work and educational space with the purpose of “inspiring and impacting new generations of cultural and civic transformers.” Come this Thursday, February 11, for the Opening Reception of “LOVE LINES”, a collection from 23 artists of “figurative works exploring the condition of love – from the romantic to the relational”. The exhibit has been curated by…

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Looking for Chili in Downtown Denver!

We are looking. Where can we find some? On one of those days that says, “Chili” at about lunchtime, you know what you have to do. Find Chili. I’m talking Red Chili, not the green that seems to be everywhere in Denver. You need Chili for lunch, today, but you don’t know where to get it. A lot of people know that we make a very good Chili. A little mix, lots of tomatoes, pork and…

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Schmuck Bus Driver Has Good Taste!

The danger of shuttle profiling. Over the years, Denver by the Slice has made a lot of trips on the Mall Shuttle. They seem to go back and forth on their own, faceless and without much flair. But, there is this one driver that I swear takes delight in closing the doors while looking at you about to board. Roaring off with people still in the crosswalk. Braking harder than necessary with full loads. And,…

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2 Weeks in One! Or, is it One Week in Two?

Denver Restaurant Week is upon us again. And, it has grown both in numbers of restaurants participating, and in length of time. The event is a project of Visit Denver. Two weeks this year, February 20-March 5. Restaurants are offering a multi-course meal for two people for just $52.80, or $26.40 for one person. In Downtown Denver, just our neighborhood, fully 76 restaurants are participating. Most every place you would like to try or your regular…

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Sunday Slice: Toy Story at the Art Store

For art supplies, of course there is only one place to go…just south of Downtown at 5th and Broadway. It’s Meininger’s. Canvas, paints, chalks, sketchbooks, brushes, easels, portfolios and Toys! The best toys for adult minds in the city. Where else can you find a slice-of-bread size “stamp” that puts an image of the Eiffel Tower on your morning toast? And, where would you go to find a 1-1/2 cubic inch wind-up music box that plays “Stairway…

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