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    Good Luck With That Driving Around Thing This Sunday!

    Many, many roads will be closed in and around Downtown Denver this Sunday, primarily between the hours of 10 and 4. The U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge will stage its 7th Colorado race of 2012 with an individual time trial starting and ending in Civic Center Park. In the process, they’ll take up Colfax from Civic Center to Speer, Speer in both directions between 9th Avenue and Larimer Street, then Larimer to 15th. After a quick dash through the Square, 15th to Lawrence, back to Speer, then to Colfax, to Lincoln, to 17th and up to and around City Park, retruning on 17th. Here’s a link to the map. Enter the…

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    Was It Something We Said? Charlie Palmer is Leaving Wazee Street…and Denver!

    Charlie, we hardly knew ya’. Just last Tuesday, during LoDo Bites, our fourth stop put me right in front of Charlie Palmer for the first time. I had wanted to meet him, and I wanted to share some sincere compliments for the quality of a fine wine dinner we had had just the week before at his restaurant. He’s an affable guy. Successful. And, he was thankful for my comments. I thanked him for bringing his restaurant to the neighborhood and I told him I hoped things were going well. His reply, “We’re trying our best!” Two days later he announced the closing of Charlie Palmer’s District Tavern, along with…

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    Here They Come! Arriving Downtown on Sunday, the 26th. And, It’s About Time!

    The USA Pro Cycling Challenge returns for a second year, beginning Monday in Durango and ending on Sunday, August 26th in Civic Center Park in Denver. A rich week of racing ends in an individual time trial finish, likely to determine the overall race winner. This event has risen immediately to the top of the international bike racing scene, and it’s great that it’s seen in Denver! Click here for a complete stage description, map and viewing hints for the Denver Stage 7. Fast guys on bikes. No cruisers allowed on this bike ride through Downtown!

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    The Colorado Rockies, Parked Deep in the Cellar, Think They Just Need More…Parking?

    At this writing, the Colorado Rockies, reported to be a Major League Baseball Team, have the second worst record in all of baseball. Only Houston is more humid, and worse off. No other team in baseball this season has had more runs scored against it. But, fear not, the Rockies seem always to be looking to the future, even if with blinders. For the first few seasons of their existence, sell-outs were the norm. Greed took the form of revising the original design for Coors Field (a somewhat cozy, baseball-friendly 44,000 seat venue) to add a few thousand more seats, further away from the game, to kick up the revenue.…