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    Assignment: Stay on 16th Street. And, Find a Good Cup of Coffee.

    Can you do it? It may not be as easy as you think. And, yes, we have our reasons for saying that. Recently, a woman visiting from San Francisco and riding the Mall Shuttle asked if the 16th Street Mall had a Starbucks on every block. It seemed that way to her. That’s not the case, of course. In fact, there are only four along the Mall…out of the 18 or so Downtown. And, to be fair, there’s not even a real coffee place on every block of the Mall. Along the 17 blocks between Broadway and Wewatta, we come up with just 13 or 14 places where you might…

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    Spring Arrives at MCA Denver!

    Step out of the cold and into the Spring exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Three major exhibits opened last Friday, February 4 and they fill the Museum with some intoxicating, thoughtful and strong work. Houston-based Dario Robleto has created An Instinct Towards Life including one piece done especially for this exhibit. It fills the first floor until May 15. Oakland-based Allison Smith created Piece Meal, and is still creating it, along with viewers. And, from the “notoriously theatrical” Austrian artist, Hermann Nitsch, Bloodlines. Both of these second-floor exhibits will be there until May 29. But, don’t wait. These will cause you to spend time, go home and…

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    Cook’s Fresh Market Cooks Up Fresh Look!

    For some of us, it was bad enough that they closed for even a day. Planned for just one week, their re-model dragged into two weeks. But, now they are back. And, much for the better! Cook’s put some new looks into their fine corner market at 16th and Glenarm. Along with a shiny new floor (the re-model “time bandit”), they have added some bench seating in the busy dining area, a full service coffee bar featuring ILLY coffee,  new arrangements with new product cases and new hours. Cook’s Fresh Market is now open at 6:45 in the morning, serving until 8:00 at night! And, ILLY in the morning is a good thing!…

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    Weather to Blame for Everything!

    This week’s weather was news. And, it seems that everything anyone, anywhere, tried to do this week was delayed by that weather. Further work at Union Station was moved back because of the cold. Flights everywhere were delayed or cancelled. And, the promised Coffee Survey of the 16th Street Mall, a Denver by the Slice exclusive report, never made it out of the pot. But, it will. And, since it will contain information that could even be helpful for Valentine’s Day, we’ll try our best to get on it next week. At one editorial meeting, we considered counting every television screen in every eating or drinking establishment on the Mall.…

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    All Eyes on Wazee. See this Exhibit!

    Since 1976, Jim Robischon has been featuring the works of regional, national and international artists on the walls of Robischon Gallery. And, this latest show of photography at 1740 Wazee is a must-see. Iraqi born Halim Alkarim, in his fourth solo exhibition at Robischon, fills a space with haunting, rich images of his new series, “Hidden Love.” New York artist Bill Armstrong, in his third solo at the gallery, has brought three distinctly  different, but related, photographic series: “Renaissance Portrait”, “Renaissance Dream” and “Renaissance”. Finally, Colorado/California artist, Eric Schwartz shows seven large-scale portraits of individuals from Los Angeles proudly exposed as the bearers of Chicano Black and Gray style tattoos.…