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    Street Watch: Lull Before the Storm

    More heat than street this weekend Downtown. As we said, last week, we’ll do our best to bring you any potential interruptions to your mobility caused by special events or street closures through the Downtown neighborhood. Here is this weekend’s short list…followed by a special comment on last week. The only street closures we can officially find: Lawrence between 19th and 20th for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square, through Sunday 6/27; and, 14th and 15th partials between Court and Curtis for a 5K Run event, but only Saturday morning until about 10:30. And, as we mentioned previously, 15th Street from Little Raven west is a total mess. The Rockies…

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    Invasion of Red Sox Nation!

    The mall is jammed! The shuttles are jammed! The ballpark is jammed! Even the hotels are jammed! With the rare invasion of Red Sox fans, and closet Red Sox Fans already here, it feels like a playoff. For the businesses downtown, the words of SNL’s Garrett Morris: “Beisbol bin bery, bery good to me!” One new arrival, with suitcase, was wearing shorts that exposed a large graphic vertically arranged spelling of “B-O-S-T-O-N” tattoo on his leg. If found, we will know where to return him.

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    Salvation in the Form of Good Coffee Coming Back Downtown!

    We wrote about the closing of Peet’s in January here at the slice. Now, we can happily report that Peet’s is coming back. A new space is announced in the Sheraton Hotel, on the Mall, between Court and Tremont. This is, perhaps, the best news of the day. Peet’s is back. Except we don’t know when it will open. But the Slice will find out and let you know, too. You won’t have to take a bus ride to Cherry Creek for great coffee!

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    Civic Center Eats! Every Tuesday this Summer!

    Like the Steuben’s Truck (pictured), Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, Denver Cupcakes and Moe’s Barbeque? See them and more every Tuesday between 11 and 2:30 at the Civic Center. Good food, good shopping, good causes and live music. This is a great mid-day break for people Downtown. Or, if you like, an excuse to ride the Mall Shuttle. Spotted: Boston Red Sox fans!

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    Coming Soon to a Street Near You!

    Denver by the Slice is starting a regular feature to alert residents and fans of Downtown Denver to upcoming events and street closure issues. How many times have you gotten up on Saturday morning to find you were imprisoned on your block by a parade, march, run or massive walk that closed the streets? Worse…how about cheerleaders under your window? Well, we hope to help you know in advance of something coming up Downtown. The largest event of the weekend is the Pridefest at the Civic Center through Sunday, June 20. This is a very colorful event that includes lots of music and a couple of parades along East Colfax…