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Snow Business is Real Business for Downtown!

Next week, for the third year in a long powdery run, Denver will be occupied by over 20,000 members of the Snow Sports Industry. The Snow Show, which is not open to the public, begins on Thursday, January 26 and runs through the 29th at the Convention Center. The trade show displays for retailers nationwide thousands of new products and hundreds of brands for the 2012-1013 retail season. Exhibitors come from all over the world…where…

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Wait Until Next Year? No, Better Days are Coming Soon!

Monday began with sunshine Downtown. And, no trace of football. Now, we can get on to more that really matters. For instance, did you know that Spring Training begins in just 35 days? Or, that the first Rockies home game is only 84 days away, on April 9? Selection Sunday (you know…for the NCAA Basketball Tournament) is just 55 days away. And, 5 of the nation’s top 10 teams are playing today on ESPN! New…

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And, Friday Did Indeed Turn Out Orange!

Even this guy. He has watched every piece of Union Station parking lot asphalt go away in noisy trucks. He has memorized every word of the “Attention Parkers” signs that are still up. He has seen snow fall on Mount Wynkoop before his eyes. And, he has seen it melt. Through all of that, he still remembered to wear his orange today in support of the local football team. But, he may not be aware…

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And, The View was Pretty Much the Same

It was a warm “Dress Western Day” in Denver, yesterday. And, even without the usual Stock Show westher, the parade went on. And, on. But, not for too long. In fact, we timed it at a full 10 minutes shorter than last year…including the street sweepers. No band. No dog carts other than a hot dog cart in front of Union Station. And, a new Grand Marshall this year. Former Mayor Federico Pena who in his own…

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Open!

While we’ve all been busy looking over our collective shoulders for a hot “California Import” business like Trader Joe’s or In-N-out Burger to make their way to Denver…we missed this Camarillo, California based retailer. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop has opened in Writer Square! 14 days ago. How could they have possibly put in that much soda, that much candy and that much wacky merchandise without us knowing it? Now, sitting right across the…

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