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    Before You Start Beer Festivaling this Friday…

    This news about the Union Station area and this Friday’s Emergency Drill, provided by the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association: Neighborhood Alert! Operation Mountain Guardian Emergency Exercise September 23, 2011 Please be aware that Operation Mountain Guardian, a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency exercise, is scheduled to take place in numerous locations in the Denver metro area including Union Station on Friday, September 23, 2011. The exercise will involve first responders from 81 different agencies, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day. The exercise at Union Station should begin at 8:30…

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    Public Art Spanning Another LoDo Bridge!

    The construction taking place on the Delgany Street pedestrian bridge over Cherry Creek…is really an art installation. The work is a structure designed by Colorado artist Patrick Marold. It involves hundreds of steel rods creating a “cloud” landscape that changes its appearance from every angle of view, throughout the day, and with the seasons. Marold was selected to provide an installation funded by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, now called Arts and Venues. The bridge, owned by the Greenway Foundation, is one of the historic old railroad bridges spanning Cherry Creek. This public art project joins the already installed “LoDo Lights”, a contemporary and interactive piece on Manny’s Bridge, the pedestrian…

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    What’s on TV Tonight? Oh, Let’s Just Watch Meat!

    This is weird. At the corner of Wynkoop and 15th Street, in the window of Fogo de Chao, the Brazilian Steakhouse, you can stand outside and watch television. And, the show is always about meat! MeatTV shows you what goes on in the restaurant. But, if you go inside, there is no TV to show you what is going on outside. They just keep bringing you meat. For years, outdoorsmen have lingered outside Players, the men’s clothing store at Wazee and 15th, viewing sporting events through the window on the giant screen running into the night. Now, just a block away, they can stand and watch food. We’re waiting for…

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    Burning Beauty Questions About To Be Answered!

    Like, “Does a French wine go best with a French Manicure?” Or, “What beer will actually stand up to a blow-dryer?” Those dilemmas, and many others, will soon be styled…er, solved… at Fluff Bar, 1516 Wazee. As we lament recent and impending vacancies along Wazee (Dixon’s, Gumbo’s, Big Game), it’s been easy to overlook this developing nook’s conversion to a combination cocktail lounge, styling salon and champagne bar. But, according to the website, Fluff should join the ranks of bubbly LoDo hangouts in about 3 weeks. Then, we’ll all know that a Merlot is really a bit fruit-forward for the manicure, and a Stout must surely be right with the heat of…

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    High Rise Apartment Project Planned Near Union Station

    The Zocalo Community Development folks are at it again. Their “green” living spaces include Solera at 20th and Lawrence, and a new project across from that in the Ballpark neighborhood. Today, the announcement comes for a 13 story, 220 unit building at 17th and Chestnut, right in the middle of the Union Station re-development project. You can read about it here, at the Denver Post site. Just a few weeks ago, Denver by the Slice featured Susan Maxwell of Zocalo in our Talking Points feature. You can see that profile here.