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Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

What does LoDo need? Two weeks ago, mysterious chalk messages suddenly appeared on sidewalks across downtown Denver -- in 83 spots, to be exact -- referring passersby to a website where they could share their thoughts on what LoDo was missing. "In 25-square blocks, LoDo has boutique clothing stores, multi-story nightclubs and everything in between," the site noted. "Well, maybe not everything. Maybe LoDo is just one thing, place or business short of everything. And we want to know what it is. So, tell us. What do you think LoDo needs?"

If your answer was a new bank, you're in luck: Today the Glenwood Springs-based Alpine Bank will open its first Denver branch, at 1777 Wynkoop Street.

And at the same time, bank officials promise to reveal the rest of the information they gathered with their two-week-long campaign, which collected suggestions from over 2,500 people who had plenty of ideas of what LoDo needs.

At this writing, here were the top ideas listed on the site:

Number 10:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Farmers Market

Number 9:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Daycare

Number 8:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Local Skate Shop

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Number 7:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Public Art

Number 6:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

24-Hour Check-Cashing

Number 5:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Grocery Store

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Number 4:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Good Italian Deli

Number 3:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Gas Station

Number 2:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Youth Center

Number 1:

Photos: The top ten things LoDo needs -- according to you

Hardware Store

What? The majority didn't ask for more parking? Bank on a recount!

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