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The Coffee’s Not Ready Yet!

As posted here last Friday, the 13th was scheduled to be the opening day of Peet’s Coffee and Tea at the Sheraton Hotel. Well…it didn’t happen. Looks awfully close if you look through the windows, like everything is there except for today’s pastries. The official Peet’s logo “Opening Soon” sign is even gone, replaced now by Xerox copies saying “Open Soon.” Tomorrow? Friday? When will the coffee be ready? Not soon enough!

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Public Meeting This Wednesday at 5:30 Union Station Time!

The Denver Union Station Project Authority (DUSPA) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, to provide an update on the project and to answer questions. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7 PM at the RTD Administrative Office, 1600 Blake Street, in Rooms T&D. Items to be presented include: 1. General project update 2. Public Realm design updates       a. Wynkoop Plaza       b. 17th Street Gardens       c. LRT Plaza 3.…

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The Importance of the Number 13

A wandering mind on a Friday afternoon, not the 13th, comes across an opening announcement. Then, said mind remembers that something else should be opening. Peet’s. Good, good coffee. Downtown. BORN AGAIN! And, opening on September 13! We wrote about the previous Downtown store’s demise in January. That’s the new Peet’s Coffee and Tea at the Sheraton, a store to be run by licensees…and none too soon. We only hope they have the same Freddo…

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Fall Season at Plus Gallery Opens Tonight!

Plus Gallery, 2501 Larimer, opens its Fall exhibit season today with a solo show of works by nationally acclaimed Kate Petley. “One Big Dream” is Petley’s 3rd solo exhibit at Plus. Plus was named the Denver Post 2009 Art Space of the Year. Petley works with resin and film on plexiglass, such as in “The Corner of the Day”, a 2010 work shown here. Ivar Zeille, the gallery owner, downtown resident, astute film critic and art…

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Tastiest Block in Town!

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” – Fran Lebowitz Take one side of one block of Downtown Denver and put a few restaurants on it. It happens all over town. But, can you tell which of these two choices has done the best job? Block one starts with an over-priced, over-caloried chain restaurant, next door to an Asian-style chain restaurant, next door to a chain hamburger restaurant with fries, next to a…

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Rams, Buffalo and Turkey Legs, the Farm-to-Table Trend Continues!

Frequently, a long holiday weekend brings an air of calm and quiet to Downtown. Uncrowded patios, open tables, and breathing room on the shuttles. So, this weekend, while the Rockies are busy making their October tee times, enjoy the few times that it actually may be quiet. Maybe late Monday. College football at noon on Saturday means a few thousand folks wandering over to LoDo at about 4:30. How convenient. At least there’s enough of…

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Up in the Air: 24 Hours Over the Rockies!

Let’s talk Baseball. This Thursday, tomorrow, our Colorado Rockies will surely tie yet another Major League Record — Shortest Home Stand Ever! One game, one day, one afternoon, one chance to beat a team they really need to beat. The Phillies could also make the argument for Shortest Road Trip Ever, but that’s just confusing. With a schedule that  George Clooney’s character would love, our Rockies fly Thursday morning over the Rockies from San Francisco to…

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