I thought I'd seen everything just before midnight on Friday, when suddenly there were swarms of available cabs around 15th and Platte streets. Denver is many things, but it's never been a town where you can hail a cab...until now.
On Saturday, August 23, the only thing more plentiful than cabs were law-enforcement types. They were everywhere in downtown and the Golden Triangle, ambling along the street in gaggles; riding mountain bikes across intersections in packs. So far, though, so quiet (as documented by comeuptodenver.org, which snapped the photo above).
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At least one of those cops might want to station himself at the back of the Denver City & County Building.Yesterday morning, I walked right in through an open door on Cherokee, where normally there's security screening -- but this time, nothing.
Perhaps all the guards were across Cherokee at the U.S. Denver Mint, one of the sites hyped in so many top-ten-things-to-do-in-Denver lists, but currently boasting this electronic sign: "Closed for inventory: August 25-29."
If that's true, the Mint could be the only outfit counting its pennies this week. -- Patricia Calhoun