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Time to Go A’Tunneling!

The passenger tunnel at Union Station will disappear before long, a victim of the total transformation into the center of transit. One of the bloggers for Denver Infill writes of missing the heat break in the winter, and the shade break in the summer provided by that tunnel. And, as Denver by the Slice will agree, a bunch of visual history will be lost when the tunnel is gone. If you have never gone through…

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News About Town. Yes, About the Town.

Here are some items to get you caught up on what’s going on around the city…Downtown. Just when we were finally getting used to the Post Office branch at Welton and 16th being closed by a leak, word leaked out that they would RE-OPEN! People liked to go to this office downstairs in the Masonic building. The Postal Service folks there were friendly and very efficient. And, it beat the heck out of walking all…

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Oh, No! Not Another Tie!

Once in a while, an actual work of art shows up as a holiday window display. Check out the “tree” in the window of Gentleman’s Quarters near 17th and Wazee. We’ll get a picture on this site in a day or so…but we’ve been kind of tied up. Gentleman’s Quarters, by the way, is right next door to the best little bar/coffee place/cafe that nobody knows is the best little bar/coffee place/cafe in LoDo. That’s Mangiamo…

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This Weekend: Trees and Tubas all Downtown!

Surely, by now, you know about the annual concert of Christmas music…all by tuba. This Sunday, December 12, 1 to 2 at Skyline Park, Arapahoe Street and the 16th Street Mall. Over 300 hardy tubists show up, practice a bit, then deliver your favorite songs for the holidays. They try to accomplish this fete before freezing lips to mouthpiece, or locking up a valve. Reportedly, these tubists come from almost every state and even a few foreign…

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Downtown Bank Offers “FREE CASH”. Gets Robbed!

Just after high noon on Saturday, December 4, the TCF Bank at 16th and California was robbed. No guns. No shots. Just a note and no one was hurt…or caught. The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of money and police were prowling around the 16th Street Mall and the alleys as crowds were starting to build up for the evening’s Parade of Lights. Well…why wouldn’t the guy go in and ask for money?…

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Time for the Annual Parade of Darks!

Sure, Downtown Denver will be all-a-twitter this weekend with the Parade of Lights, but the adult event of the season will be in full Saturday afternoon daylight. The Parade of Darks at the Wynkoop Brewery will top off from 1:00 to 4:30, December 4. Over 50 tasty, toasty dark beers will be served, representing breweries from Colorado, across the United States and even Belgium. Hand-crafted seasonals, brown ales, stouts and porters will join some sour…

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