Protesters gathered outside the First Avenue Hotel late yesterday afternoon, waving signs and asking the city to allow Sketch and El Diablo to reopen -- and for employees of those restaurants to start collecting paychecks again. They've also started a petition on the web -- at www.saveeldiabloandsk ... More >>
Happy hour will not be very happy today at El Diablo and Sketch tonight. The restaurants remain closed, after the city slapped the building in which they're housed, the First Avenue Hotel, with a notice to vacate very early on Tuesday, July 10. According to the city, the structure is unsafe. Accordi ... More >>
At their meeting last night, Denver City Council members wore orange in honor of their colleague, Carla Madison, who died last week. But Madison was not just in their hearts and thoughts: She was on the agenda, because people are lining up to run for her seat -- even as soon-to-be City Attorn ... More >>
Mayor Bill Vidal.Denver city officials are engaging in some interesting wordplay in an effort to keep a special budgetary task force's meetings behind closed doors. The Structural Financial Task Force -- comprised of 21 community, business and civic leaders -- was recently convened by Mayor B ... More >>
Charlie Brown is the man with the plan.This morning, Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown presented his proposed ordinance to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries to the council's Safety Committee. We live blogged the hearing; you'll find Brown's proposal at the bottom of this p ... More >>
On December 1, the City of Denver will start collecting city sales tax from every medical marijuana dispensary in the city. "Tax revenue agents will be meeting with all dispensaries, giving them the information," says Denver City Attorney David Fine.
Not that the city has a list of all the ... More >>
Charlie Brown wants to put medical-marijuana businesses on a tighter leash.Today, Councilman Charlie Brown is presenting his proposal for regulating the city's medical marijuana dispensaries to the Denver City Council's Safety committee. We live blogged the meeting. To read the account in chr ... More >>