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    Gift Wrap that Meatloaf? Dixons Announces Daily Comfort Food Menu Just In Time for the Holidays!

    Here’s good news for those of us living or working in Downtown Denver! Dixons Downtown Grill, on the Mall at Wazee since 1997, is rolling out comfort food. A warm dinner on a cold night for just $9.99! If there is a better place Downtown than Dixons to give you a feeling of familiarity and well-being (the definition of “comfort food”), let us know. Chef Aaron Youngbood is putting his own touches on this nightly dinner menu, and, it will be around for a while. Monday is, of course, Chicken Pot Pie day. Tuesday is for Beef Brisket. Wednesday brings out the Stuffed Meatloaf. Thursday is the day you order…

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    Rail Line at RedLine. An RTD Informational Open House.

    A series of Open House presentations regarding the East Corridor to DIA construction project will find itself Downtown Wednesday, December 1 at RedLine Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe. Denver Transit Partners, the consortium in charge of the massive project will show plans and schedules and invite your comments and questions. Light (rail?) refreshments at 5:30, program at 6:15. And, by the way, take a look at this space if you don’t already know it. RedLine has frequent exhibits by its own resident studio artists as well as others. Denver by the Slice featured their Valentine’s show at this post from our archives.

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    Slow News Day? Would You Like a Muffin?

    A space that couldn’t make it as a Starbucks is being transformed to a muffin shop. This is the space next to the entrance to the Regional Headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Next to the Chase branch, close to pizza stuff and across from Union Station on the lower end of the 16th Street Mall. I don’t recall seeing “muffins” on the lists of items reported in polls of LoDo residents’ concerns, but here they come. This is going to be one of about a half dozen Colorado locations of a franchise that nationally operates nearly 110 stores. Their website claims over 20 flavors of muffins made fresh daily, cupcakes…

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    Just Like Rockefeller Plaza…Sort Of.

    Light the lights! Tonight, the holiday lights throughout Downtown Denver come on for the season. Highlighting the luminosity is, of course, the Civic Center and the opulent display adorning the City and County Building. A nightly traffic jam. Unless you really need to see, up close and personal, the “every-Dad’s front yard” assembly of creatures and cradles, the best view of the lighting is from back…way back…as in near the Capitol Building. And, likely you can avoid the crawling traffic that way without the kids and dogs hanging out the windows of suburban SUV’s. Next, the full length of the 16th Street Mall is ablaze in LED bright white lighting. And, in…

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    And, Now Showing on 14th Street…

    Ground was “broken” today for the re-make of Downtown’s 14th Street. You can read about it here at the Denver Business Journal. While it certainly makes sense to dress up the area that includes the Convention Center and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for all the visitors, we do question one earlier announcement of a related event. Part of the planned signage to lure people to 14th Street, presumably the people who are not already there for some reason, is a 18′ x 32′ LED lighted sign at the corner of 16th and Champa. Yes, somewhere there near McDonald’s where they already play opera music on the sidewalk.…