This week’s weather was news. And, it seems that everything anyone, anywhere, tried to do this week was delayed by that weather. Further work at Union Station was moved back because of the cold. Flights everywhere were delayed or cancelled. And, the promised Coffee Survey of the 16th Street Mall, a Denver by the Slice exclusive report, never made it out of the pot.
But, it will. And, since it will contain information that could even be helpful for Valentine’s Day, we’ll try our best to get on it next week. At one editorial meeting, we considered counting every television screen in every eating or drinking establishment on the Mall. But, we’re not sure we can count that high, nor exactly what we would do with the information.
You can bet, though, that this weekend, most of those screens will be tuned to frigid Dallas for the Super Bowl. You can get a biased preview of that game in one Downtown display. Unless these rabid fans scored tickets (and, a successful flight) to the game, the weekly “Steeler Shrine” should be in place Sunday. If you really can’t think of anything else to do, wander under the balcony over the alley at 15th, between Wazee and Wynkoop, to get your Steeler fix. The sign says you’re in Steeler Country. And, all the time you thought you were in Denver!
Perhaps the local professional football team will make it back there…when we can all take the train to the airport.