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  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Dishcrawl Denver crawls through Capitol Hill tonight

    Since it started in San Francisco, Dishcrawl has been striving to connect people with local food and "re-imagining the way people think about food, drink and their community." Dishcrawl events -- which are set up like pub crawls, but focus on food rather than events -- now span more than 250 cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Reader: Why didn't Natural Grocers open sooner in Capitol Hill?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    First look: Thump Coffee opens in Capitol Hill

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013
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    March 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Capitol Hill rape case wasn't highlighted because victim was a man, cops say

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Man raped on Capitol Hill: See sketches of two suspects here

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    "Seeking gay nudist roommate": The best apartment ad we've seen in a long time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Whole Foods Market on Capitol Hill installs Dero Fixit bike stand

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Emerson apartment complex inches toward approval despite complaints

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Capitol Hill vs. the Bluebird District in our Street 16 match-up

    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!

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    The Capitol Hill People's Fair application deadline this Friday

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Alternative Medicine on Capitol Hill

    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 >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    During weekends at Jelly, prepare for a jam

    Mark Manger​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    People's Fair now accepting applications

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Denver's group homes and shelters: What's on your block? (MAP)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Capitol Hill Cannabis indica plants produce the legendary Mile High: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

    ​ 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...

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The weird got weirder in 2010: Read about it in the Year in Review

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Reader: Gypsy House sends a curse of "white lightn" to Starbucks lover

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    kaTcH Fish House sinks in Capitol Hill

    Lori Midson​kaTcH 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Potager's packing its bags and going on summer vacation

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Sexy Pizza's on the lookout for new locations

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    "Lost Boy" parking strip playground: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Mile Highs and Lows: Capitol Hill Medicine Shoppe

    Photos by Robert Fisher​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Balloon Boy: A nation turns its lonely eyes to you

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 5 edition

    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 >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    Up Close: Bones

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Snarf's sub shop opening on Capitol Hill

    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 -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Worst/Best roommate ad ever

    And if you want to install a stripper pole, it's coming out of your security deposit. Roommate hunters on Craigslist must have thought they lucked out when they first spotted a September 24 posting about a shared space on Capitol Hill that seemed quite the steal: "$200 with some requirements," rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Roll Call gets silly -- and we join in!

    A nation's worst nightmare... In this difficult time for the journalism industry, publications must do everything they can to promote themselves -- even if it's dorky or embarrassing. As evidence, look no further than Roll Call, a well-respected Washington, D.C. operation that describes itself as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008
  • News

    May 8, 2008

    This Guardian Angel Bleeds Red

    Sebastian Metz's heart is in the right place. If only his brain and body could follow.

  • Dining

    October 4, 2007

    The Ginn Mill

    The natives are restless along Larimer Street.

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2007
  • Summer Guide

    June 2, 2005

    How to Survive...Summer On a Dollar a Day

    When you're desperate, it's time to hit the festival circuit.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    Best Annual Festival -- City

    Capitol Hill People's Fair

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Canned Heat

    Stencil-graffiti artists fight the power with plastic and paint.

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 21, 2003

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 27, 2002

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Shape Up Or Ship Out

    Fighting neighborhood crime is just the tip of the iceberg for Capitol Hill's Unsinkables.

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002

    Best Divine Guest on Capitol Hill

    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of xxx

  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001
  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best New Apartment Building

    Capitol Heights Apartments

  • News

    January 12, 1994

    Sites For Sore Eyes

    It gets ugly On Capitol Hill.

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