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    Quiet 3-Day Weekend Ahead

    To many people Memorial Day Weekend marks the real start of summer in Denver. But, Downtown this weekend offers very little in the way of activity unless you choose to engage in any of the following. Memorial Day Parade at 10:00 Saturday, free of course. Museum of Contemporary Art’s AstroTurf Yard Sale, great bargains, beer garden, all day Saturday, at 15th and Delgany. Downtown Denver Arts Festival, 12th year, free at the Pavilions Friday afternoon through Monday. Denver Day of Rock, free from Concerts for Kids. 20 bands, some you may have heard of, 4 stages on the Mall. From about 2:30 to 9:30 Saturday. Stages at Skyline Park, Curtis and…

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    When Badgers Fly…

    These are mean little animals. So mean, in fact, that long ago German farmers bred a dog unafraid to go down in their holes and rat them out. The dachshund. Weiner dog. Barrel chested little guy with jaws of steel. Very useful downtown for picking up food off the sidewalk. So now, those Wisconsonites who stole our local airline, Frontier, are putting one of their own on a plane. Part of the deal with Midwest Airlines allowed the name to stay, but included the addition of a badger to the spokesanimal fleet. What to name the creature? Bella, Buddie and Cookie? (its head does resemble an Oreo) were chosen as finalists…

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    Oh, Brother! Bar Badgers Bar Over Name!

    We missed this Denver Business Journal story last week. And, today, Westword wrote about it, too. Our very own Downtown version of a McDonald’s type muscle job. Take your name to town and beat up on the guy with the same name who has been there forever. The DBJ article does a good job of explaining the case for My Brother’s Bar v. It’s Brothers Bar and Grill. The latter is a place planning on opening soon at 1920 Market, part of a Wisconsin-based chain, adding yet another sports and juvenile-drinking-activity establishment to that part of LoDo. My Brother’s Bar, of course, has sat serenely and successfully for 40 years at 15th…

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    Smart Meters Revisited: Is Denver Losing Money?

    We have posted a couple of times about the “Smart Meters” now ubiquitous Downtown. But, as this item by John Schroyer points out, the city’s projected revenue drop of a little over 7% has actually increased initially to about 20%! Read about it here at the Denver page of the Huffington Post. Driver convenience by the use of plastic has its price. Now, if people could only figure out how to get their cars into just one neat legal parking place at a time.

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    Downtown Farmers’ Market Opens June 2!

    Once again this summer, the Farmers’ Market comes downtown on Wednesday’s from 9-2 p.m. at Tiri’s Garden, at the corner of 15th and California. This transformed corner parking lot is the special project of the Isenberg’s, and built by Dale DeLeo. Part of the proceeds from each vendor will go to the Concerts for Kids program, providing funding for a variety of youth activities in Denver. The garden served as an urban holiday tree lot this past winter which was highlighted here at Denver by the Slice. We’ll work on getting a list of the vendors and publish that soon. Welcome to another season in the Garden!