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    100 Chimes to Mark Sunset Today!

    If you rely on the bell chime of the Daniels & Fisher Tower to tell the time, be forewarned! Today, to mark the 100th anniversay of the tower, the chimes will ring 100 times at sunset. Sunset, by the way, will occur at 7:21. But, now you know. The D&F Tower was originally added to the corner of the former, very large,  Daniels & Fisher department store that occupied that block. Mr. Daniels, who had bought out the Fisher interest in 1897, had thought the tower a good addition to the corner. Spend some time and examine the details. It’s a beautiful and complex structure that was mercifully saved from…

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    Where Am I Eating?

    Most days, Westword runs a little item on their blogsite under the same title as above. Then they show a picture of a runny burrito or a big pile of falafel from some joint in Far East Aurora that we are very unlikely to ever visit. Well, Denver by the Slice eats around Downtown alot. And, often, we come across something really good. Like pickles! Where, you may ask. Let us know if you know. DBTS story follow-up: Last week we reported on the new Taco Bistro going in next to the Smiling Moose on Wynkoop Street. Well, at that time, the guy putting the front door on said it was…

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    RTD Throws a Curve at Rockies Traffic!

    Over 50,000 people will strike out next Friday, April Fool’s Day, to Opening Day of the Colorado Rockies. Thousands of those fans will arrive Downtown by Light Rail. And, they’ll be confused. The tunnel through the station is gone. The walk will be even longer as the mobs make their way back to 16th Street, then to Wynkoop and then to the Stadium. That hot dog will sure taste good by then! Pedi-cabs should be doing what used to be called a “land office business.” But, just wait until July. That’s when the new Light Rail platform opens, and the Mall Shuttle is extended. What was a convenient trip from…

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    Places to Go…”DBTS” Visits the Men’s Room

    We all have favorites. Favorite restaurant. Favorite bar. Favorite patio. Favorite beer. Favorite song, team, book or nook. Well, when you think about it, you probably have your favorite W.C. as well. The one at the next place you’re going instead of the same old just functional boring space where you are. We don’t purport to have visited every public men’s room in Downtown Denver. Who has? But then, the dog probably didn’t really get to every tree in the park either. So, here, we’ll flush out a few of our favorites and hope to hear from you about others we shouldn’t miss. If you haven’t wandered down the stairs…

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    Parking Meters Staying Overnight Tonight!

    These are some Smart Meters! They even have their own website. And, there, you can read the rules for the long-awaited Overnight Parking On the Streets of Downtown which begins tonight. The city has figured out which days to sweep which sides of the street, told the meters, and now people, partiers and guests have a way to park on the street overnight. Parking will now be $1.00 per hour from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Then, it’s only 50 cents an hour from 2 to 6 in the morning. And, free from 6 to 8. The meters are smart. They know this. Parkers will just have to read and pay. Big…