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The Train’s Leaving the Station!

If you are one of those who enjoyed sitting on the porch of the Wynkoop Brewery and watching AMTRAK come and go (even though you certainly could not set your watch to it), you’ll have to wait a couple of years. On February 1, AMTRAK moves its station and platform to a temporary location at 21st and Wewatta, in the re-done Light Bulb Exchange building. But, then, when the train does pull back into the…

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Your Changing Skyline!

Don’t look now, but there’s an erector set on steroids in Civic Center right in front of the City and County Building. It’s for an event called “Denver Big Air” that takes place Tuesday and Wednesday night, the 25th and 26th. Info here. Guys skiing or snowboarding down from the top of that thing, launching off a “Kicker” high into space and eventually landing somewhere near the Mayor’s office. Competition, music, beer, food, lights and cameras!…

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Iconic Downtown Resident Declares the Food MUST Be Better in Switzerland!

The little guy has moved on. After 13 1/2 years, Ramon del Rancho Rey (just Ramon to most of his friends) has left us. We really hope he has found his way to Switzerland. Wengen to be specific. Years ago, Diane’s photographing a World Cup Downhill race took us to Wengen for the Lauberhorn. Arriving at the resort by cog railway, we were greeted at the platform by a Wire-coat Dachsund who acted like the…

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21 Violins You Must See by the 22nd!

For only a few more days, through Saturday, January 22, you can view these 21 beautifully adorned instruments Downtown at Translations Gallery, 1743 Wazee. The event: The Seventh Annual Painted Violin Fundraiser exhibit. 21 noted artists have contributed these works which will be raffled, auctioned and sold to benefit the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. The exhibits started in September at Rialto, moved to prominent spaces around town, and are now (for this limited time!) in LoDo at…

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Check Out This Update Tour of Union Station!

Here’s a link to the announcement of another of Denver Infill’s walking tours of the Union Station re-development site. It starts at 10 on Saturday, takes just an hour, costs just $10 and fills you with the latest information. In fact, constant updates on the project are posted at Denver Infill Blog, along with information about progress of city issues and the good riddance of vacant lots and surface parking lots to fill in the…

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Big Meetin’ Comin’ Up!

In addition to the Stock Show, every year in recent memory has seen an Annual Meeting of the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association. This year is no exception. Tuesday, January 18, Four Seasons Hotel, 5:30 p.m. and open to all! See all the details here. $20 if you buy in advance, $25 at the door, but you do get some wonderful Four Seasons food, and a drink coupon. Lots of LoDites, a promised “very short informative”…

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Let the Reservation Battle Begin! It’s Denver Restaurant Week(s) Time Again!

Foodies, rush to your laptops (you could already be there) and check out the menus posted today for 268 Denver restaurants participating in this year’s Denver Restaurant Week. Dates are February 26 thru March 11, and, yes, we know that is really two weeks. Again, the price for a three course meal without tax or gratuity is just $52.80 for two, and $26.40 for one. And, at some places on the list, that actually is…

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