We could talk about all kinds of new structures going up Downtown along the 16th Street Mall. Places to buy. Places to eat. The recent opening of Crepes Express, serving…well, Crepes, at 16th and Curtis. Or, the expansion of offerings at Brava!Pizzeria to include beer and wine on Lanny’s Patio at 16th and Arapahoe, right across from Biker Jim’s. (By the way, Biker Jim just moved his second location out of Downtown over to the Auraria campus).
Or, we could spend some time discussing the meaningfulness of all the new food trucks in town. Biscuits, cupcakes, lobster rolls. All on wheels. You don’t actually need caterers any more. Just call for a food truck. And, more are rolling this way.
But, we have a new structure at 16th and California to talk about. The News Cube. A real, big-city type newsstand where you can buy a morning paper. Remember those? Or, a magazine. Titles for all. Or, just some candy or smokes, or that winning lottery ticket. We like this.
First next new Cube should be the “Sugar Cube”. Put it somewhere near the Sheraton Hotel or close to the Dairy Queen. This Cube would sell candy, of course, along with Lik-m-Aid and sugar in all its forms. To people in all forms in those areas.
Then, in LoDo, put in the “Ice Cube”. Okay, probably close to the Ice House, but close to all the residents down here always needing more ice. Cubes, crushed, blocks, liquid ice…all available at odd hours from the neighborhood Cube. Walk up or drive up.
Somewhere between the two medical marijuana shops on Wazee would be a perfect location for “Rubik’s Cube”. This small store would have a confusing, but colorful, assortment of merchandise which changes places daily. Never in the same place. Food on the shelf to the right of the door on one day, only to be replaced by Tibetan shawls the next day. Business venturers note. This could become a hit with the clerks constantly twittering their moves.
And, in the banking area only because we think there may be some enthusiasts there, “Prince Rupert’s Cube, The Store for Mathematicians”. They’ll know what it is.
And, when all the primo retailers fill in all the primo street level retail space connected to the Union Station re-development, save space for one more. “Cube-Ism”. The Cubic Superstore. All things Cubic. For Cubists everywhere. Cube Up, Denver!
(Photo Credit: Diane Huntress)