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    Considerations on a Cloudy Friday Downtown

    Cold…but Spring really will come. Thousands of Denverites would consider the significance of Saturday, February 26 to be the beginning of Denver Restaurant Week. From tomorrow, through March 11. And, at this link, you can find all the restaurants, menus and information for reservations at nearly 300 places. Dozens of them are Downtown. Most of the best. But, to many others, the most significant event of Saturday is the first Rockies game of the season. Sure, it’s just Spring Training, but the record is still perfect! Watch it on FSN at 1:10. By the way, Restaurant Week will end just in time for the March 12 St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

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    On Ghosts, Lipstick and Microclimates

    Many Downtown Denver buildings are said to be haunted…or, to at least have some pretty odd things occurring from time to time. But, there is only one actual Ghost Building, and it’s named that for a person by the same name, not a spirit. So, now and not in the best spirit, it is again empty. The owners failed to successfully negotiate a new lease with 20-year occupant, the Rocky Mountain Diner. By the way, there is plenty of interesting information about the building itself (actually the facade) that was originally at 15th and Glenarm, threatened with demolition in the name of development, but dismantled and stored for years in…

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    Rumors Good Enough to Chew On!

    Friday is always a good time to spread a little gossip. And, no, we don’t know any further changes in the status of Carmelo Anthony. But, isn’t it a shame that most of the rumored deals for him include a Chauncey Billups departure as well? But I digress. Downtown is getting more restaurants. Surprised? A couple of new ones, a probable move, and a replacement. Let’s see how this all works out. First, the replacement. Marrakesh, on that great little restaurant block of Blake Street between 15th and 16th, is going away. Just a couple of days left for Moroccan food in LoDo. Taking it’s place will be a bar/dog/burger…

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    Translations to Open “New Perspectives”

    Continuing with our weekly report of gallery goings-on in Downtown Denver, this week brings the announcement of a new show at Translations Gallery, 1743 Wazee. Opening today, February 17, and with an Artist’s Opening Reception on February 18 (5:30-8:30) is “New Perspectives: Exploring New Outlooks on Familiar Topics.” Gallery owner Judy Pereira Hagler and Assistant Director Jillian Pate have assembled a show of several artists in a variety of media to challenge both theirs and our normal views of the world around us. The show runs through April 2. Translations is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5. Join them for new work by artists you need to know!

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    This New Mall Kiosk Has Sole!

    Scuffs! Right there close to Tremont and  Republic Plaza, Starbucks and Peet’s. Shoes are shined for $6. Boots for $8. Leave them off, or stick around. Monday through Friday. 7 to 5. The 16th Street Mall is a work in process. One of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s efforts is to populate the Mall with appropriate kiosk businesses for us to walk around or into. They don’t all work. The food carts change. Coffee comes and goes. News was a wrap after just a few days last August.(Read about its bright beginning here in the Slice) But, there’s no business like shoe business and we are all for any effort to…