The art at Union Station has been one of the surprise hits of the $54 million renovation project. The building holds more than 600 pieces of art, a collection so extensive that the Crawford Hotel, which fills the upper three floors, has both an electronic and a published guide to the artwork so that ... More >>
Union Station held its grand re-opening celebration this Saturday, offering free tours, music and water-fountain fun while residents explored the results of the $54 million renovation that turned the century-old station into a revived transportation hub. Photographer Ken Hamblin was there, and sent ... More >>
Want to work in a piece of history? The Crawford Hotel -- the independent luxury hotel that will soon debut in the renovated Union Station -- will be hiring more than fifty employees before its July 12 opening. And from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 30 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, it will be ... More >>
With the grand reopening of Denver Union Station less than four months away, Larimer Associates and its partners in the project just announced eight more retail and restaurant tenants for the renovated facility set to debut on July 12. And not only are all of these tenants from Colorado, but several ... More >>
Developer and urban preservationist Dana Crawford is a landmark in this city, so it's not surprising that a landmark would be named after her. But two? Next week, the Crawford Building will be dedicated in Larimer Square, the Victorian-era block she saved from the wrecking ball. And today, Sage Hosp ... More >>
Back in the days before Lower Downtown was LoDo, the Wazee Supper Club was a bright spot in a very dark culinary landscape. But that was decades ago, and today, of course, this neighborhood is home to some of the hottest restaurants in town. And you can experience many of them at LoDo Bites, which i ... More >>
While the truncated 4/20 festivities have turned Civic Center Park into ground zero for a discussion of which events are a First Amendment exercise and which are commercial, the Civic Center Conservancy will soon take a pot-free breather. On May 8, the Civic Center Conservancy, Historic Denver Inc. ... More >>
Union Station will close on Monday for renovations that include a boutique hotel -- part of a multi-million-dollar plan to turn the sleepy train station into a multi-modal hub. But the nostalgic among us have at least one more chance to take a last look: The DenverInfill blog and Union Station Advoc ... More >>
Developer Dana Crawford remembers the first time she saw the Cruise Room. It was in the '50s, and the Oxford Hotel, a once-elegant Victorian establishment that welcomed visitors getting off the train at Denver's Union Station, had become a "flophouse," she recalls. "The people who lived there were r ... More >>
Union Station was once a bustling spot, but as fewer people decided to "travel by train," as its neon sign advises, more and more businesses pulled out of the station. By the early '80s, the only refreshment options were a soda fountain in the lobby, the classic Caboose Lounge and, for two gl ... More >>
Cassandra KontnickMcCormick's Fish House & Bar landed in LoDo in 1986.Denizens of lower downtown thought their ship had come in that day in 1986 when McCormick's Fish House & Bar opened in the Oxford Hotel, bringing fresh seafood and an incredible happy hour -- known to all as "cheap time" -- ... More >>
When McCormick's Fish House & Bar opened in the corner of the Oxford hotel in 1987, it was an oasis in a lower downtown desert that desperately needed a new watering hole. Twenty-four years later, LoDo is overflowing with bars -- and McCormick's has achieved the status of an institution. One ... More >>
The Rapture has been postponed from last Saturday to October 21, and the renovation of McCormick's Fish House & Bar has also been postponed -- but only until May 31. That means you have another week to enjoy the bar's legendary greyhounds (fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice), happy-hour food de ... More >>
Otis Taylor may or may not be one of them.In its five years of existence so far, the Curious Theatre Company has lured some pretty prodigious figures into its annual Denver Stories production, where it pairs local celebrities with playwrights and has them produce autobiographical short plays; ... More >>
Against all odds, Denver has a vibrant downtown that weds the present with the past -- and today, it celebrates both something old and something new, starting with a ribbon-cutting at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver at 1111 14th Street.
The Denver Public Library Western History and Geneology's Digital Image Catalog.This was sort of what the party looked like... but with more color.For a while last night during "A Night in Old Union Station," a swanky fundraising shindig that took over Denver's central depot, the grand old ra ... More >>
The Denver Public LibraryThe original Mizpah ArchEverything was in place for one of the biggest social events of the season. Union Station was primed to host "A Night in Old Union Station," a swanky, Victorian-themed gala, on October 15, with tickets set at $40 to $200 to raise money for a re ... More >>
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DIA lands in bear country...
Denver's madams duke it out.
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