Denver City Council last night approved $5 million in tax-increment financing for a new Target store -- only the second in Denver -- that will be built at the former home of Tamarac Square. But some people will be more interested in another facet of this $40 million development: a new Chick Fil-A.
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Happy Place: Shells and Sauce, 2600 East Twelfth Avenue, 303-377-2091.
The Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
The Deals: $2-4 beers; $4.50 wines by the glass and well drinks; $4.95 antipasti.
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Marczyk Fine Foods plans to buy the old Fairfax Ace.The owners of Marczyk Fine Foods, who have run their upscale neighborhood market on Seventeenth Avenue for eight years, are planning to open a second, similar location in the vacant Fairfax Ace Hardware at Colfax Avenue and Fairfax Street.
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Beer release parties, brewery birthdays and Old South Pearl's BrewGrass Festival are where it's at in food this week -- but there's plenty more for teetotalers or those who prefer wine or stronger spirits. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Monday, June 7:
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It's gearing up to be a big food and wine weekend, kids.
On Saturday, Ace Hardware, Alameda Station, 417 South Broadway, is holding its first-ever "Big Green Egg" grilling competition, a smoking and grilling face-off between students from the Art Institute of Colorado and other participating hope ... More >>
Spring is in full swing and summer's almost here, which means that eggs are hatching all over Denver - Big Green Eggs. And Ace Hardware Alameda Station will play the part of a giant nest on Saturday, June 6, by hosting a Big Green Egg cook-off.
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Photo by Soren McCartyYes, this is a man in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Everyone looks better in a fedora....
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Last night: Leonard Cohen at Red Rocks.
• Westword exclusive: The Fray's not-so-secret dress rehearsals -- in pictures.
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Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new.
Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.