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Thank You, But We’ll Wait for the Gorillas!

Yes, the “highlight” of Downtown Denver activities for this weekend is purported to be the 6th Annual Zombie Crawl. And, in the spirit of the Wild West, this year they have added a team event, sort of a relay, called the Organ Trail. It all goes on Saturday afternoon, based at Skyline Park at Arapahoe and 16th Street, and if you are so inclined you can visit the website for the event by clicking here.…

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You’re Asking: “Who’s Really Responsible for the Pizzafication of Lower Downtown?”

(Editor’s Note: Denver by the Slice, though you might think so, has never really covered pizza. In whole or in part.) You, like us, are wondering just what has caused Lower Downtown to be suddenly inundated by pizza places. New places in old spaces are running three-to-one for pizza. Let’s answer the blame question first. This woman. Queen Margherita of Savoy wandered into Naples, Italy one day in 1889 and chose her favorite pie. It bore the colors of…

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Brent Godfrey Opens at LoDo’s Translations Gallery!

This Friday, October 21, is the opening of a new show, Connections, at Translations Gallery, 1743 Wazee in LoDo. The Opening Reception is free and open to the public, from 6-9 p.m. And, you can meet the artist at a free and public brunch on Saturday, October 22 from 11-2 at the Gallery. From the gallery statement: “Brent Godfrey’s work synthesizes abstraction and representation to explore identity, memory, interpersonal relationships and social structures. Godfrey gets inspiration…

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If You Ask, It’s Called “Bob’s Park”!

There are, within the urban environment of Downtown Denver, some very special spaces that give you the opportunity to feel like you are somewhere else. These “pocket parks” are welcome alternatives to streets, parking lots, buildings, cement, bad sculptures and lumbering busses. This particular park is a gem. And, you may not even know it’s there. If you are walking on Larimer, or 17th, you may not notice it at the top of a stairway.…

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How to Know It’s Really the Middle of October

Well, for one, there is baseball being played somewhere. Just not here. And, football is in the air, at least periodically. Who knows what will happen now that the ball’s been handed to the guy who sells all the shirts? But, as so often happens in Denver, the weather is just great. 70 degrees and sunny on a Friday afternoon. Many can remember big, wet snowfalls in Septembers of years past. In 1971, there was…

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Talking Points: Jim Merrill Has Come “Home” to Colorado…and Downtown Living!

Frequently, we’ll introduce you to someone you may, or may not know who lives in Downtown Denver. And, we’ll ask that person five questions…always the same. But, we’re sure to get a lot of different answers!  Let us know what you think. Jim Merrill is a Colorado native, a graduate of Colorado State University and a Managing Director at Castle Pines Capital.  He has enjoyed a 26 year career mostly in the commercial finance business,…

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Honor Steven Whitney by Buying His Selections for Your Urban Home

Steven Whitney passed away very suddenly a few days ago. Many Downtown residents knew Steven, and admired his touch in modern design selection for gifts, accessories and furnishings for the contemporary urban space. His shop started on Wazee between 17th and 18th, then moved into the front section of Crush Salon, 1441 Wazee in LoDo. Now, Steven’s part of the space is hosting a clearance sale to move all of this fine merchandise. Everything is…

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