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This is NOT Good News!

Today, from restaurant consultant John Imbergamo, this sad news for Downtown Residents: Dixon’s Downtown Grill will close in early September after fourteen years at the LoDo location. Racines, its sister restaurant, remains open at 650 Sherman Street. Co-owner Lee Goodfriend attributed a change in real estate strategies as the major reason for the closing. “Our experience with Racines has spoiled us,” said Goodfriend, co-owner of both restaurants with partner David Racine. “We own the building…

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“Follow that Cab!”

1,304 licensed taxicabs ply the streets of Denver now. And, apparently that number will hold. According to the Denver Post, the state Public Utilities Commission today wisely turned down two different requests to add 150 more cabs (300 total) to the flock. If there is one thing that we do not need Downtown, it is more taxis. Prior to today’s ruling, Metro Taxi undertook an undercover video operation and found its own, and other, drivers…

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Summer’s First Friday Brings…

LoDo Cares Could Still Use Some Help This Monday, June 27, is the annual bar-b-que for the residents of the Barth Hotel. They could use another 2 or 3 people to help manage the festivities. The grills fire up at 4 on the sidewalk along 17th in front of the Barth and they serve at 5 p.m. sharp. Come help other LoDo Cares volunteers with the cooking or serving if you can – its fun and…

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Talking Points: Meet Randolph Laub, Master Craftsman

Each week, we’ll introduce you to someone you may, or may not know who lives in Downtown Denver. And, each week, we’ll ask that person five questions…always the same. But, we’re sure to get a lot of different answers! Each week’s interviewee will also be archived on the page titled “Talking Points” at the top of this site. Let us know what you think. Downtown Resident Randolph Laub is an artist, master woodworker and master printmaker.…

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Denver Cruisers Report for June 22…

It looked more like “Bike to Quirk Day” for the Denver Cruisers last night in Downtown Denver. In fact, it was their homage to duct tape and bubble wrap, not necessarily in that order. How many were there? Nobody really counts, but hundreds would be close. And, they were running laps in the shape of duct tape wraps around several LoDo blocks. All in peace. All in fun! Next week’s theme for the Cruisers is…

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The Sounds of Summer…Yes! Taiko Drums!

It’s finally Summer. And, it’s finally time for the 40th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square! Free admission, of course, Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26 on Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th. As always, the festival features continuous live entertainment…including lots of Taiko Drums. Of course, there are plenty of arts and crafts, bonsai, ikebana and a feast of Japanese foods. The popular Bon Odori community folk dance starts at 7 p.m.…

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