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    This is NOT Good News!

    Today, from restaurant consultant John Imbergamo, this sad news for Downtown Residents: Dixon’s Downtown Grill will close in early September after fourteen years at the LoDo location. Racines, its sister restaurant, remains open at 650 Sherman Street. Co-owner Lee Goodfriend attributed a change in real estate strategies as the major reason for the closing. “Our experience with Racines has spoiled us,” said Goodfriend, co-owner of both restaurants with partner David Racine. “We own the building and parking garage at Racines and weren’t interested in renewing a deal where we could not own the real estate. At this stage of our lives, we’ll be very happy running one very successful restaurant”…

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    “Follow that Cab!”

    1,304 licensed taxicabs ply the streets of Denver now. And, apparently that number will hold. According to the Denver Post, the state Public Utilities Commission today wisely turned down two different requests to add 150 more cabs (300 total) to the flock. If there is one thing that we do not need Downtown, it is more taxis. Prior to today’s ruling, Metro Taxi undertook an undercover video operation and found its own, and other, drivers in violation of allowable procedures. They were frequently turning down “short” trips. They were constantly making illegal turns and parking illegally trying to get fares. And, they were overcharging and undercharging competitively trying to find…

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    Summer’s First Friday Brings…

    LoDo Cares Could Still Use Some Help This Monday, June 27, is the annual bar-b-que for the residents of the Barth Hotel. They could use another 2 or 3 people to help manage the festivities. The grills fire up at 4 on the sidewalk along 17th in front of the Barth and they serve at 5 p.m. sharp. Come help other LoDo Cares volunteers with the cooking or serving if you can – its fun and all about the community. Please notify Jim Theye: jtheye@kentwoodcity.com or 303-601-6050 if you would like to get involved. Also, on Monday, the Train Really Is Leaving the Station Arriving at 1:00 on Monday afternoon is…

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    Talking Points: Meet Randolph Laub, Master Craftsman

    Each week, we’ll introduce you to someone you may, or may not know who lives in Downtown Denver. And, each week, we’ll ask that person five questions…always the same. But, we’re sure to get a lot of different answers! Each week’s interviewee will also be archived on the page titled “Talking Points” at the top of this site. Let us know what you think. Downtown Resident Randolph Laub is an artist, master woodworker and master printmaker. About his past he says, “There are a few moments in my life that seem worth mentioning. When I was in the fifth grade we took a field trip to the Los Angeles Times-I was…