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    Big Game to be Played on Wazee Street! Hmmm…

    Those of us living downtown have figured out by now that something was finally going on in the space formerly occupied by Il Fornaio, 1631 Wazee. This big, beautiful, warm and inviting room of a restaurant has been sitting empty and mostly dark for well over two years. I think we have all missed it. But, recently there have been signs of life, and yesterday in The Denver Post, Penny Parker broke the Big Game open. In late March, or early April, the Big Game Restaurant and Lounge will open there. And, we know this to be true, as this morning a beer truck driver confirmed that delivery schedules were in the works.…

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    "Watch the Parkin’ Meters…"

    “They are A-Changin'”! Thank you, Bob Dylan, for two totally unconnected lines. But, those Smart Meters are starting to show up in LoDo. Saw them today along 15th Street, and along Wazee. We wrote about them on February 3 in Denver by the Slice. Check that blog, “Just How Smart are these Meters, Anyway?” Now we’ll get to find out. Visa, Mastercard, coins including dollar coins, but no parking keys. Testing tonight in LoDo! Did you know that parking meters were invented in Oklahoma City? Neither did I.

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    Lodo’s Limelight Awards Banquet Next Week!

    There are a few tickets left for this spectacular celebration of achievement, but you’ll have to hurry. The Limelight Awards will be announced at a gala dinner party on Wednesday, March 10 at the Seawell Ballroom of the DCPA. Tickets are just $117 for members of the LoDo District, and $130 for non-members. Formed in 1989, LoDo District Inc. is a membership organization supporting Lower Downtown’s unique historical, cultural and retail neighborhood. The 20th Annual Limelight Awards honor the businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to the community over the past year through their work in community service, building development and preservation, marketing, or service to the LoDo…

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    Just a Few More Days…

    …to participate in Denver Restaurant Week. It ends on Friday. Even though you can’t get to all 76 Downtown participants for the $52.80 dinner for two specials, chances are there are still spots at a couple of great places you haven’t tried yet. See the list and the menus at www.denver.org/denverrestaurant. …to watch the Winter Olympics from Vancouver, British Columbia. There are just enough glimpses of the surroundings to remind us what a beautiful part of North America the Vancouver area is. Now, if we just had an ocean! Closing this weekend. …Until this month’s Denver Mandolin Orchestra Free Concert at the Wynkoop. Sunday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. On…