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    Season’s Over. That was a Good Ride!

    Denver by the Slice is known to be a baseball fan, but that’s not entirely what this post is about. Yes, the Rockies ended their home schedule yesterday on September 29. For much of the season, we were led to believe they were true contenders. In the end, they were true pretenders. But, it was fun and exciting at times, especially the crazy first two weeks of this last month. A pretty good ride. The better ride took place every Wednesday from about the middle of May and featured hundreds of costume-clad cruiser bike riders plying over varying routes, mostly involving some Downtown Streets. The Denver Cruisers have a good time. And, sadly, their last…

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    Tough to See the Clock!

    Instead of putting animals on their tails, one airline is working hard to put Denver seats in seats. On the 16th Street Mall that translates to recent free pedi-cab rides to events and to filling seats at the porch area of Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. This is a delightful oasis dead center in the feeding melee that the area between Larimer and Curtis has become. And, a welcome spot it is. About 40 people could be enjoying a beautiful Colorado day, a fine beverage from the small porch bar of Lannie’s and a nearly round 10″ whole (not by the slice) wood-fired pizza from the on-site Brava, our very own Pizzeria della…

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    Coffee’s On! Peet’s Opened Today on the Mall!

    All they did was to open their doors Thursday morning in the Sheraton…and the line ran out into the lobby. Peet’s is a very welcome re-addition to the Mall. Business people filled the outside chairs. Five Denver Bicycle Policemen enjoyed today’s complimentary pastries. And, by now, certainly a company or two of firefighters have made their way to Peet’s for their favorite brew. Good coffee has returned to Downtown!

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    Moose Sightings and Downtown Retail Infill

    Yet another mountain-bred sandwich concept has found its way to Lower Downtown. Within a few weeks, the Smiling Moose Deli will open a branch on the Wynkoop Street side of 1515 Wynkoop. Smiling Moose began in 2003 near Vail, and now boasts stores throughout the Denver suburbs and mountain towns, and also in four other states. The Moose serves sandwiches, hot and cold or custom built, salads, soups and breakfast all day. And, rumors of a coffee vendor in the small remaining vacant retail space next to the Moose. The 1515 Wynkoop Building actually filled in their street-level spaces in a reasonable amount of time. With the cornerstone Fogo de…

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    Downtown Dog Park Opening Thursday, September 23!

    Dogs Downtown are marking their…calendars. And, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, watch out for the on-leash rush to the new off-leash Railyard Dog Park. These are fancy dog digs at the intersection of Basset Street and 19th in the Riverfront area. Seriously, a bunch of very dedicated people have been working on this project for six years. Raising money, securing the latest designs and consulting world-wide for Dog Park Best Practices. Denver’s newest dog park features separate areas for the big guys and the little guys, a gravel surface with engineered drainage, lights, trees and landscaping, shade shelters, seating and…water for the dogs and their managers. But, they still need your help…