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20 Things About ’11 You Should Know if You Live in Downtown Denver

Our Look at the Best (and, Worst)! Everyone has an end-of-the-year list. But, nobody covers the ground we do. Best Parade: Of course it’s the Stock Show Parade. And, next week at noon on the 5th, you can watch again as the longhorn steers spook their way around the steam vents on 17th Street! It’s also only 30 minutes long which is the ideal length for any parade. Worst County Fair: Yep, Denver. There obviously…

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Checking In at Union Station

You’ve heard the news. The RTD Board made the right decision last night with regard to the re-use of their historic building. An agreement will be crafted with the Union Station Alliance group for the development of a hotel combined with first floor transit facilities, restaurants and retail.  The USA group includes Dana Crawford and Sage Hospitality combining for the project that will coordinate some services and facilities with the Oxford Hotel.  The unanimous vote…

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Signs of the Times Don’t Have to Happen!

If you liked the old bright blue Qwest signs floating atop the Downtown Denver skyline (and their substitutes and look-alikes), you’ll love it when Sports Authority gets their way, and their sign, with our Mile High Stadium! View planes be damned! They want a big red sign right there at the top. Nice, huh? Well, if you go to this link, you can at least feel better about signing a petition to counter this decoration. Sports…

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Sweet Sounds of the Season this Sunday!

Free. Relaxing. Warm. Holiday music as it can only sound played by a full orchestra of Mandolins! The December concert of the Denver Mandolin Orchestra will be this Sunday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the Mercantile Room of the Wynkoop Brewery. Come for the sound and a surprise or two…along with a nice Wynkoop beer, of course. By the way, kudos to the DMO for including this word in their informational release: “Orchestreers”. Couldn’t have…

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Sundays are Special at The Market in Larimer Square!

You’d be hard-pressed to find friendlier coffee service, a larger house-made pastry selection, an ongoing feeling of neighborhood community, good food and plenty of familiar faces…than at The Market in Larimer Square. And, on Sundays, there’s always a “parade of cakes” as more than a hundred are custom baked for pick-up. Even more go out the door on Saturdays, according to owner Mark Greenberg. Visit any day. And, you’ll be surprised what you can find for Holiday…

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Denver Union Station Construction Project Update Meeting for the General Public Announced

With all the news this week of the Monday opening of Charlie Palmer’s Wazee Wood Fire Pizza (next to District Meats), the signing of noted Highlands restaurant The Squeaky Bean in the Saddlery Building (we reported that possibility last August) and what is supposed to be the Tuesday decision by the Board of RTD on the outcome of the re-development of the historic Union Station building itself (This week saw the chiming in of the group owning…

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Frank Martinez in Fourth Solo Show at Plus Gallery!

Opening on Thursday, December 8 at Plus Gallery, 2501 Larimer, is Denver painter Frank T. Martinez back with his fourth solo exhibition “Out / Line” from December 8th, 2011 through January 21st, 2012. “Martinez has become one of the most appreciated and acclaimed abstract painters in the region since debuting in 2004. Martinez works in series, each an extension but quite different from the last, exploring a particular concept in depth and to its conclusion. …

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