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Read It Here First! The Winners of LoDo District’s 22nd Annual Limelight Awards!

The votes were counted and the envelopes from the accounting firm were handed to the announcer. A hush fell over the crowd and silverware rattling gave way to applause. The winners were announced last night at the Limelight Awards Dinner, attended by about 250 business, neighborhood and notable people all playing a part in Lower Downtown. From a terrific slate of nominees (including one dog), here are the winners in the five categories: The Cares…

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Plus Gallery Features New Work by Xi Zhang

Opening Thursday, March 8 is a powerful new show by one of Denver’s most exciting artists, Xi Zhang. The exhibit, titled “11 Ceremonies”, will run through April 14 at Plus Gallery, 2501 Larimer. Ivar Zeile of Plus describes the work. “The paintings document our continually shifting online living experiences and identities, interpreted by Zhang through a stunning array of color and fluid form that heavily merges abstraction and the figurative in a most provocative way.”…

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Vesta Dipping Grill Capping Two Weeks of Denver Restaurant Week in Hairy Fashion!

How do you follow the madness of Restaurant Week? Collapse or have a big party? Party! This Saturday, March 10, the day after Restaurant Week ends, Vesta will host the 8th Annual Mustache Festival benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Colorado. All donations and 10% of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation. It starts at 9:00 p.m. with music and videos by Bobby C Sound TV. Don’t have a mustache? No problem. Stick-ons will be available…

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Downtown Dog Sniffs Out Cookie, Criminals and, Now, an Award Nomination!

Wazee is a 6-year old golden lab who spends Monday through Friday at work. Work at the Rockmount Western Wear store, that is, usually in close proximity to owner Steve Weil. Well, you may have missed the Denver Post story about Wazee published last Thanksgiving. Seems some scofflaws were in town buying up merchandise with phony credit cards. One of the stores hit was Rockmount, to the tune of about $1500 in boots and shirts. That…

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