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Street Watch: Lull Before the Storm

More heat than street this weekend Downtown. As we said, last week, we’ll do our best to bring you any potential interruptions to your mobility caused by special events or street closures through the Downtown neighborhood. Here is this weekend’s short list…followed by a special comment on last week. The only street closures we can officially find: Lawrence between 19th and 20th for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square, through Sunday 6/27; and, 14th and…

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Invasion of Red Sox Nation!

The mall is jammed! The shuttles are jammed! The ballpark is jammed! Even the hotels are jammed! With the rare invasion of Red Sox fans, and closet Red Sox Fans already here, it feels like a playoff. For the businesses downtown, the words of SNL’s Garrett Morris: “Beisbol bin bery, bery good to me!” One new arrival, with suitcase, was wearing shorts that exposed a large graphic vertically arranged spelling of “B-O-S-T-O-N” tattoo on his…

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Salvation in the Form of Good Coffee Coming Back Downtown!

We wrote about the closing of Peet’s in January here at the slice. Now, we can happily report that Peet’s is coming back. A new space is announced in the Sheraton Hotel, on the Mall, between Court and Tremont. This is, perhaps, the best news of the day. Peet’s is back. Except we don’t know when it will open. But the Slice will find out and let you know, too. You won’t have to take…

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Coming Soon to a Street Near You!

Denver by the Slice is starting a regular feature to alert residents and fans of Downtown Denver to upcoming events and street closure issues. How many times have you gotten up on Saturday morning to find you were imprisoned on your block by a parade, march, run or massive walk that closed the streets? Worse…how about cheerleaders under your window? Well, we hope to help you know in advance of something coming up Downtown. The…

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Gelato Returns to Downtown, and Not a Moment Too Soon!

Welcome, Amore Gelato, on the Mall between Welton and Glenarm. Bruce Koeller spent two years bringing this business to life in what was a sunglass store. Thank him! If there is anything we don’t need more of Downtown, besides Starbucks, that would be sunglass stores. We have Gelato now, and we are happy. Gelato is more dense than ice cream which is full of air, and gelato has about half the fat and less sugar. Gelato…

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LoDo Lights Gaining an International Reputation!

“Current 3” by Virginia Folkestad First one, now three international electronic magazines are running illustrated articles about our very own LoDo Lights, the light art installation on Manny’s Bridge. That, of course, is the pedestrian bridge over Cherry Creek at the end of Wynkoop Street. The lights are interactive and have been pleasing passers-by since March 6, 2009. Originally meant to be a temporary installation, the artist, city and neighborhood association agreed to keep it…

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