Vitamin Cottage opened its first store fifty years ago in Lakewood. Today the natural-foods enterprise has morphed into Natural Grocers, with locations in a dozen states -- including a brand-new store that opened this week in Capitol Hill, at 1433 Washington Street. But while the store was definitel ... More >>
Thump Coffee, a cult-coffee house that started in Bend, Oregon in 2009, opened its first Denver location (and its first location outside of Oregon) on Friday, giving Capitol Hill coffee fiends a serious java joint. "We're trying to educate people that coffee isn't this burnt, pungent, bitter, harsh, ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about a reported sexual assault of a man in Capitol Hill by two still-unknown male assailants. Afterward, a reader argued that the case had gotten so much attention because the victim was male, whereas incidents of women being raped in Capitol Hill happen frequently ... More >>
During the early hours of Sunday morning, a particularly brutal crime took place on Capitol Hill. According to the Denver Police Department, a man was sexually assaulted by not one but two suspects. The pair managed to get away, but the victim was able to provide investigators with detailed descri ... More >>
We here at Show and Tell receive tips from a lot of strange and surprising places -- including, recently, a laundromat near the Ninth and Corona King Soopers. That's where one eagle-eyed tipster discovered the most oddly specific (and generally glorious) roommate ad we've ever seen. We'll give you a ... More >>
With bicycles increasingly popular around town, the Whole Foods in Capitol Hill now features a one-stop shop for basic bike problems: a Dero Fixit bike stand. Did your cruiser get a flat tire on your way to the bar? Stop here and pump it up. Do you have a loose bolt on your road bike's components? T ... More >>
A lengthy administrative battle over a 42-unit apartment complex, to be built on the corner of a historic block of grand single-family homes on the south end of Capitol Hill, appears to be just about over. But opponents of the 777 Emerson Lofts say the review of the ever-evolving project by the Denv ... More >>
Capitol Hill -- specifically, Capitol Hill between Sixth and Seventh avenues -- and the Bluebird District. Each area of town has its own flavor and character, but if you had to choose one over the other, what would you pick and why? Vote below and sound off in the comments!
Attention bands: If you're hoping to perform at the 41st annual Capitol Hill People's Fair, you better get on the stick. The deadline to apply is this Friday, January 27, at 5 p.m. (Download the application on the CHUN website.) As always, auditions will then be held at the annual Ultimate Mu ... More >>
The first time I walked into Alternative Medicine on Capitol Hill was a mistake. I was looking for The Clone Store, but I was stoned and walked in the wrong shop. I'm pretty easy going, so I said fuck it and waited in the lobby. But nobody came to receptionist area, so I slipped out and found the ti ... More >>
Mark MangerWhen Christina Smith and Josh Epps prepared to open Jelly in Capitol Hill earlier this year, they were banking on the fact that Denverites were craving a more vibrant breakfast culture, and that those people would be drawn to restaurants offering the prospect of more than just the ... More >>
If you've always wanted to be part of the Capitol Hill People's Fair, this is your chance. Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods is now taking applications for the 41st incarnation of this popular annual event, which always features booths with handmade arts and crafts as well as food, non-stop e ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Meet the Neighbors," examines the controversy stemming from a local ministry's efforts to establish a treatment program for recovering addicts in an historic home in Capitol Hill -- at the Bennett-Field house at 740 Clarkson Street, to be precise. Neighbors claim the ... More >>
Of all of the competitions at the first ever Denver County Fair (held from July 28 through 31, 2011, in the Expo and Stadium Halls of the National Western Complex), the most prized Blue Ribbon should go to Denver's most prized crop -- Capitol Hill cannabis indica...
On Tuesday, 9News reported a story about a woman who uses a webcam to check up on her dog during the day instead discovering a burglar in her Capitol Hill home. Strange? Yes. True? Yes. It's the latest weird story in a year that was full of them. Every year, Westword gathers these stories ... More >>
Gypsy House got a crash course in criticism.That colorful stretch of 13th Avenue in Capitol Hill is getting a new polish, with the upcoming opening of Jelly and other developments outlined today in a Denver Post story about "the punk rock block." But before these businesses came along, there ... More >>
Lori MidsonkaTcH Fish House, which opened early this summer at 1300 Pennsylvania Street, apparently didn't catch on with neighbors in the Capitol Hill 'hood, because the space, barely five months old, sunk at the end of October. "It's very simple," says former co-owner Chris Deutschman. "The ... More >>
Ripe tomatoes or no, Potager's taking a vacation. The Capitol Hill bastion of local, organic and seasonal fare will be dormant from this Sunday, July 18 through Wednesday, August 4, reopening for dinner on Thursday, August 5. It's not a new thing. Potager closes its doors for vacation twice ... More >>
Capitol Hill's most suggestively-named pizzeria is in the scouting phase of bringing its New York-style, politically conscious pies to more Colorado residents. That's right: Sexy Pizza is about to get even sexier. Owner Kayvan Khalatbari thinks the community is ready for more Sexy Pizza. Th ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Photo by Kenny Be Figure 54. Cheesman. Capitol Hill Cavemen bondage bench near Botanic Gardens. Capitol Hill has long been the neighborhood where single men rent the studio apartments in which they construct their man caves. These dank ... More >>
Photos by Robert FisherAs Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, We ... More >>
When you woke up this morning, did you think you'd be riveted by the story of a Fort Collins kid who may or may not have floated away in a silvery balloon? And if so, are you being treated for assorted ailments at the Capitol Hill Medicine Shoppe? At this point, none of the reporters with the appr ... More >>
She's a hottie. I guess. I'll show you mine if you show me yours. Betsy Markey is one of Capitol Hill's 50 most beautiful people. Ummm, huzzah! (Colorado Independent) You know that brewing scandal Face the State wrote involving a Longmont Councilwoman? Yeah, that wasn't really fair. Or en ... More >>
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. • Ministry's Al Jourgensen off ... More >>
Mark Manger In this week's Westword, Jason Sheehan reviews Bones, Frank Bonanno's popular Capitol Hill noodle bar. See photos of the restaurant at westword.com/slideshow.
5280 says Benny's a good place to run into a Capitol Hill staffer, if you're into that sort of thing. Amusing Denver webbiness, the Tuesday edition. Send links here. Turns out you can still party with local politicians and legislators. Not that you'd want to, but just in case... (5280) Going once ... More >>
Oh, hell yes. It appears that Snarf's, a veritable sandwich institution in Boulder, is opening a location at 11th and Ogden in Capitol Hill. It already has the ovens and counters installed inside, so hopefully it won't be too long before we can get a hot dog, American cheese and bacon sandwich -- ... More >>
Sebastian Metz's heart is in the right place. If only his brain and body could follow.
The natives are restless along Larimer Street.
When you're desperate, it's time to hit the festival circuit.
Capitol Hill People's Fair
Stencil-graffiti artists fight the power with plastic and paint.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
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Capitol Hill Books
Capitol Heights Apartments
It gets ugly On Capitol Hill.