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Quiet 3-Day Weekend Ahead

To many people Memorial Day Weekend marks the real start of summer in Denver. But, Downtown this weekend offers very little in the way of activity unless you choose to engage in any of the following. Memorial Day Parade at 10:00 Saturday, free of course. Museum of Contemporary Art’s AstroTurf Yard Sale, great bargains, beer garden, all day Saturday, at 15th and Delgany. Downtown Denver Arts Festival, 12th year, free at the Pavilions Friday afternoon through…

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When Badgers Fly…

These are mean little animals. So mean, in fact, that long ago German farmers bred a dog unafraid to go down in their holes and rat them out. The dachshund. Weiner dog. Barrel chested little guy with jaws of steel. Very useful downtown for picking up food off the sidewalk. So now, those Wisconsonites who stole our local airline, Frontier, are putting one of their own on a plane. Part of the deal with Midwest…

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Oh, Brother! Bar Badgers Bar Over Name!

We missed this Denver Business Journal story last week. And, today, Westword wrote about it, too. Our very own Downtown version of a McDonald’s type muscle job. Take your name to town and beat up on the guy with the same name who has been there forever. The DBJ article does a good job of explaining the case for My Brother’s Bar v. It’s Brothers Bar and Grill. The latter is a place planning on…

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Smart Meters Revisited: Is Denver Losing Money?

We have posted a couple of times about the “Smart Meters” now ubiquitous Downtown. But, as this item by John Schroyer points out, the city’s projected revenue drop of a little over 7% has actually increased initially to about 20%! Read about it here at the Denver page of the Huffington Post. Driver convenience by the use of plastic has its price. Now, if people could only figure out how to get their cars into…

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Downtown Farmers’ Market Opens June 2!

Once again this summer, the Farmers’ Market comes downtown on Wednesday’s from 9-2 p.m. at Tiri’s Garden, at the corner of 15th and California. This transformed corner parking lot is the special project of the Isenberg’s, and built by Dale DeLeo. Part of the proceeds from each vendor will go to the Concerts for Kids program, providing funding for a variety of youth activities in Denver. The garden served as an urban holiday tree lot this…

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Cake! It’s What’s for Dinner!

Mark Greenberg, owner of the Market, is Denver’s  true “Ace of Cakes” and he proves it every day and especially in May and June. Often during these months of graduations, not to mention Mothers’ Day, the Market has to stop taking orders for cakes. They run at the kitchen’s capacity. And, that’s a big kitchen! This past weekend, alone, about 200 cakes passed through the door into the micro-climate that resides in front of this Larimer Street institution.…

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Where to Read the London Times

“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.” – Dr. Johnson to Boswell  So sayeth the landing page for Pint’s Pub. So true. A delightful place to spend a rainy Friday afternoon, or any afternoon, at 13th and Bannock. This is easily close enough to be considered in the realm of Denver by the Slice…Downtown!   Pint’s, complete with…

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