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    20 Things About ’11 You Should Know if You Live in Downtown Denver

    Our Look at the Best (and, Worst)! Everyone has an end-of-the-year list. But, nobody covers the ground we do. Best Parade: Of course it’s the Stock Show Parade. And, next week at noon on the 5th, you can watch again as the longhorn steers spook their way around the steam vents on 17th Street! It’s also only 30 minutes long which is the ideal length for any parade. Worst County Fair: Yep, Denver. There obviously was a good reason we didn’t have one of these for 150 years. And, amazingly, they’re going to do it again! Don’t go unless they re-book the trick dancing pigs. Best Use of Union Station:…

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    Checking In at Union Station

    You’ve heard the news. The RTD Board made the right decision last night with regard to the re-use of their historic building. An agreement will be crafted with the Union Station Alliance group for the development of a hotel combined with first floor transit facilities, restaurants and retail.  The USA group includes Dana Crawford and Sage Hospitality combining for the project that will coordinate some services and facilities with the Oxford Hotel.  The unanimous vote of approval from the Board came after many months of meetings and proposals with the final decision being made between the USA bid and one provided by the Union Station Neighborhood Company. At last night’s…

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    Signs of the Times Don’t Have to Happen!

    If you liked the old bright blue Qwest signs floating atop the Downtown Denver skyline (and their substitutes and look-alikes), you’ll love it when Sports Authority gets their way, and their sign, with our Mile High Stadium! View planes be damned! They want a big red sign right there at the top. Nice, huh? Well, if you go to this link, you can at least feel better about signing a petition to counter this decoration. Sports Authority, not the cuddly home grown company they would like you to think they are, needs to know that all of their stores, commercials and advertising supplements are signage enough. We happen to like what…

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    Sweet Sounds of the Season this Sunday!

    Free. Relaxing. Warm. Holiday music as it can only sound played by a full orchestra of Mandolins! The December concert of the Denver Mandolin Orchestra will be this Sunday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the Mercantile Room of the Wynkoop Brewery. Come for the sound and a surprise or two…along with a nice Wynkoop beer, of course. By the way, kudos to the DMO for including this word in their informational release: “Orchestreers”. Couldn’t have picked better!

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    Sundays are Special at The Market in Larimer Square!

    You’d be hard-pressed to find friendlier coffee service, a larger house-made pastry selection, an ongoing feeling of neighborhood community, good food and plenty of familiar faces…than at The Market in Larimer Square. And, on Sundays, there’s always a “parade of cakes” as more than a hundred are custom baked for pick-up. Even more go out the door on Saturdays, according to owner Mark Greenberg. Visit any day. And, you’ll be surprised what you can find for Holiday giving! Jen is also the chocolate buyer!