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The Return to Patio Seating?

Okay, we may be pushing it a bit. But on a Friday, late in January (yes, January!) when the temperature is approaching 70 degrees…we can’t help it. The ski jump is gone from the Civic Center. And, the only ice on the Mall is at the Southwest Skating Rink below the Clocktower. But even that’s going away after this weekend. Did you know that they had three times as many skaters as they had projected? It’s bound…

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“Hey! Take Your Opinions Somewhere Else!”

Of course, Denver by the Slice has opinions…on many the diverse subject. And, on occasion, they even turn into a bit of a rant. Topics big and small. Topics of great civic importance. Topics that just seem important in the moment. So to keep the regular content of Denver by the Slice, here, fresh and breezy…like you like it…we’ll occasionally take those other opinions somewhere else. You can read a first installment, if you like, at…

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RTD Mall Shuttle Adds Un-Scheduled Stop at Saddlery Building!

Today, just after 10 this morning, a turning RTD Shuttle took out part of the construction fence at the ongoing renovation of the Saddlery Building at 15th and Wynkoop. Links of the fence were dragged into Wynkoop Street by the bus, blocking one of the lanes of traffic on this narrow, but busy, street. The fence sections were bent, but no people were. Wynkoop at 15th is a narrow 2-way, made even narrower by the…

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Wynkoop Brewery Serves Up Lots More than Beer! And, also Beer!

You could easily make the argument that one of the most significant cultural centers of Downtown Denver is located at the corner of 18th and Wynkoop. Unlike other “cultural centers” in Denver, you won’t find a 10-story artificial ski slope here. You won’t wade through a list of rock star architects who designed the place. And, the lights won’t flash telling you it’s time to find your seat. But, there is always something going on there. Besides being…

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Melissa Furness at Plus Gallery: “trans-formations”

Opening tonight and running through February 25. Artist’s Reception 6-9, January 21. ” For the gallery’s first solo exhibition of the new year 2011, Melissa Furness returns to the main space presenting “trans-formations” from January 21st through February 25th, her first solo exhibition in Denver and an exciting, ambitious undertaking that will encompass the gallery in a world of reinvented histories.” Plus Gallery is located at 2501 Larimer. So ably owned and operated by Ivar…

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Heist or Hike? Silver Bear Goes Missing!

For 29 years in Writer Square, David Scott held fort at his stylish Triage clothing store. When the center’s new owners thought rents should go up, oh, by 30% or so, David decided it was time to do something else. As the rest of one of Denver’s prime mixed-use urban spaces morphed into a strip mall, complete with Starbucks, Sprint and Subway Sandwiches and plenty of vacant storefronts, the owners struggled to find new tenants. The former Triage…

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