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Too Nice Out to Blog!

Somedays are like that. A Friday afternoon, middle of October, 80 degrees out…give me a break! It’s just too nice to write about things like… —How weird it is that the Denver Post interviews people from Highlands and Commons Park about living in LoDo. Their article on the “Great Neighborhoods of 2010” Award that LoDo won ended up west of LoDo.  With no pictures of LoDo. The Post, in the past, has also had trouble…

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LoDo a “Great Neighborhood”? You Betcha!

You may have read by now, today, that LoDo was named one of 10 Great Neighborhoods by the American Planning Association. These awards have been given by the APA for a few years, and, this year LoDo finds itself in a group that includes the Back Bay area of Boston, good company indeed. Of course, all the usual suspects are spewing forth press releases and formula quotes, grabbing at bits of the credit. But, nowhere…

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Are There Street Vendors in Cyberspace?

Probably at every corner. Here’s one of our (Downtown Denver’s) own…Armenian Shish Kabob…launching a new website. Check it out here. And, check in the blog section of that website and you’ll notice the Special for the Rest of October. Buy any two sausages and get the third for FREE! By the way, Armenian Shish Kabob’s earthbound location is right at the corner of 16th and Market, across from Office Depot and the RTD Market Street…

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Oh, Thank Heaven! Coming Soon to a Loft Building Near You?

According to the guy who says he’s going to manage it, it is. 7-Eleven plans on moving into one of Downtown’s loft residence buildings, the Isbell Lofts at 1800 Lawrence. According to this gentleman, the newest member of the chain will be in place by “turkey day.” We interpret that to mean late November. And, when that store opens, the 7-Eleven on the same block, at 1835 Arapahoe will stay open and running. “It makes…

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September 14 Public Meeting…Union Station Historic Building Re-use

RTD FasTracks is hosting a public meeting at RTD offices, 1600 Blake, on Thursday, September 14 from 5:30-7:30. This session will “explain the process for the RTD Board to make a decision on the best re-use of the historic Denver Union Station.” They intend to talk some about the building history, and, hopefully, take input as to how the building may accommodate future uses. That’s a critical component in the entire project’s impact on the…

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ChoLon Bistro. Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Today is the opening day for ChoLon Bistro, 1555 Blake Street at the corner of Blake and the 16th Street Mall. A very tasty use of this retail space! We’ve all been looking in on the kitchen from the street. Now, we can eat there! Chef Lon Symensma and his crew have been working long hours to get ready for the actual opening. And, they worked extra time last night at the Grand Opening Party, attended by…

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Making the Art for the Public Art at the Justice Center

Last Thursday, five new public art projects were dedicated at the new Justice Center on Colfax. They vary in size, medium, scale and shape, and one was judged clearly the best by Kyle MacMillan writing in the October 3 Denver Post. You can see that article here. Judged “best of show” was the sculpture by Boston artist Ralph Helmick called “Convergence”. Helmick started with over 150 profile photographs of Denverites taken by LoDo resident Diane Huntress. Her photos…

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