Downing Street

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Brunch at the Cozy Cottage is a Cozy Affair

    Cozy Cottage epitomizes the friendly neighborhood café -- the place you can walk right in, grab a complimentary cup of coffee and see the same grandmotherly servers on every visit. It's charming -- the kind of place you hope opens next door. With the Tennyson dining scene blowing up, Cozy Cottage h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Review: Far From Forgotten, Argyll Whisky Beer Is Better Than Ever in Uptown

    Argyll Whisky Beer 1035 East 17th Avenue 303-847-0850 Whiskey isn't my drink of choice, but it was the night I walked into Argyll Whisky Beer. Sure, it had been that kind of day. But I was also in that kind of place, with lights resembling gas lanterns, plaid carpeting and gray walls that took on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    P.S. You Are Here Grants Awarded Eight Projects, Including Whittier's Alley Loop

    In rapidly changing neighborhoods, gentrification can lead to a lack of community unity. But small, physical projects can help give a sense of place -- which is why Denver created the P.S. You Are Here grant program. And yesterday, city officials went to Whittier, one of those rapidly changing neigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Over forty new spots join the Denver dining scene: Our Restaurant Roll Call for July

    June might have been a record-breaking month for restaurant openings, but July has already stolen the crown, with over forty new spots making an appearance -- everything from the stylish Stoic & Genuine in the renovated Union Station to the eclectic Syntax Physic Opera on South Broadway. Keep readin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    3090 Downing Street swallows up another restaurant -- and a swingers club

    Denver swingers can't catch a break. 3090 Eden, the members-only swingers' club that opened for business just last March, has closed, as has the Downing Street Grill, which was located in the same building at 3090 Downing Street. "It was a lot of money spent, but there wasn't enough support from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    HandleBar Tavern closes for remodel, "new chapter"

    After a final bash yesterday, the HandleBar Tavern has closed for renovation -- and perhaps a new concept. "It is the end of an era," announced a sign on the door of the neighborhood restaurant last week. "Come help us celebrate as we get ready to remodel and begin a new chapter." See also: Table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    From irritating I-25 to the Sixth Avenue death trap, here's how to deal with Denver traffic

    While we may have those "300 days of sunshine" to brag about, Colorado is home to another weather cliché: the idea of "construction season." Yes, no matter the time of year, it seems that all of our major roadways are being worked on simultaneously, from the mess that is forever Colorado Boulevard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Photos: Downing Street Grill opens in Five Points

    Downing Street Grill recently opened at 3090 Downing Street -- a big building that has been home to a long line of eateries, starting with Tosh's Hacienda and ending with Eden, a vegetarian joint that closed last year. The building is big enough to now also house 3090 Eden, Denver's newest swingers' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
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    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Ten places you and your dog will love this summer

    Dogs just want to have fun -- and fortunately, Denver has no shortage of places where you can take your pet. The Mile High City has dog-friendly salons, bars, stores and parks, of course. Here are ten places you and your dog will love this summer: See also: - Photos: Ten favorite dog names in Color ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Restaurant roll call for January -- Corner House in, Carbone's out?

    In January, there's often a shake-out in the dining scene. But while twenty new restaurants opened in metro Denver last month, including Corner House with chef Matt Selby at the helm, there were relatively few closings. And two longtime fixtures on the scene -- Jax Fish House in LoDo and Parisi -- m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Ski Porn: MSP, Stept Productions, Level 1 unveil 2012 video trailers

    Colorado has become the Hollywood of the adventure-film business, and the local ski-porn premiere season will be in full swing by this time next month. But the Colorado-based crews at Matchstick Productions (MSP), Level 1 Productions and Stept Productions have already released tantalizing teasers fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Hang on to your handlebars: It's the Handle Bar Moments Auction!

    Bike culture rolls strong in Colorado, where every sort of cyclist thrives -- from leg-shaving, spandex-wearing road racers to evening pleasure cruisers. Whether reliving our childhoods or taking it a little bit too seriously, we seem to love everything on two wheels in these parts, so it follows th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Boone's is now smokin' in the DU neighborhood

    ​Boone's opened today in the former home of Smugs (and Fagan's long before that), at 1135 East Evans Avenue. The neighborhood joint is named after Denver Boone, the University of Denver's official mascot from 1968 to 1998, and is touting a "state-triotic" concept, according to owner Rob Lamp ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Restaurant roll call for July

    ​Hot dog joints are on a roll in Denver, with Uber Sausage joining a scene that also welcomed the largest IKEA restaurant in the country. But Denver also said farewell to Bistro Felix and Organixx, as well as some of the earliest food trucks. Here's our Restaurant roll call for July:

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Wash Park Sports Alley goes in where Wash Park Underground went out

    ​About a year ago, the Wash Park Underground opened on Downing Street in the alley below Mecca Grill. That spot, which sought to turn the address into one that was more savory than previous tenants, featured Foosball, shuffleboard, art by local artists, craft beer taplines and bar food served ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Restaurant roll call for June

    Linger brought a building dedicated to the dead back to life.​Linger topped the action last month, with a stunning space that takes Highland to new heights. Chinook Tavern also blew back onto the scene, almost three years after it left its home in Cherry Creek. Gone for good? The old Northwood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Food bank turns down food! Were the cans tainted by cannabis?

    Urban Cannabis business manager Dave Crook and sales director Amy DiIullo​ The pot-for-food campaign seemed like such a smart idea to do some good and get some attention: Urban Cannabis, a medical marijuana dispensary on South Downing Street, would give away pre-rolled joints in exchange for c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Medical marijuana: Donor complaints lead food bank to abandon dispensary pot-for-food drive

    ​Ever hear of a food bank turning down food? It happened yesterday -- because donations intended for Denver's Metro CareRing were part of a pot-for-food drive organized by Urban Cannabis, a South Downing Street medical marijuana dispensary. Urban Cannabis sales director Amy DiIullo is still tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    House restaurant closes, giving the former Cozy Cottage a new home

    Lori Midson​House, which opened in 2009 in the former Gemelli's space at 4363 Tennyson Street has closed, as has the Cozy Cottage, which had spent the last four years residing at 2423 South Downing Street, in a space the size of a rabbit hole -- but there's a twist: the Cozy Cottage, whose la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Rock N' Roll Denver Marathon aims to live up to its name

    ​So the organizers of the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon evidently take the name of the event very seriously. So much so that they've convinced the members of Semisonic -- you know, the dudes who did that song "Closing Time" -- to get the old band back together, man, just for the occasion. Wise ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Where to watch the Tour de France in Denver

    A Flickr photo​"What's the Tour de France?" asked the guy who picked up the phone at the Celtic Tavern. "I don't know what that is, but I'm sure if you come in and ask, we'll turn it on," said a young woman who answered the phone at Big Game. Cycling enthusiasts are likely already aware of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Handle Bar and Grill to morph into Downing Street Bar and Grill

    Lori Midson ​Handle Bar and Grill, the bicycle-themed shrine, bar and restaurant at 305 South Downing Street, is greasing up to reopen as Downing Street Bar and Grill, a "great bar and restaurant with the kind of really good American food that the neighborhood loves," says owner Paul Gatchis, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    First charges in racially motivated attacks include juveniles getting adult treatment

    Ashley Celestine: Your charge ticket has just been punched.​A couple of new photos join our gallery of men and women accused in a series of what the Denver Police Department describes as racially motivated attacks that have taken place in the city in recent months. That's because two juvenile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008
  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    Summertime Blues

    Denver landmarks are under threat from the developers boom.

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Wino Tasting

    As gentrification floods central Denver, sources for the bums favorite booze are beginning to dry up.

  • Dining

    May 17, 2007

    À La Minute

    The kitchen magicians of Fruition.

  • Dining

    January 11, 2007

    John Holly’s Asian Bistro

    Say it loud and say it proud: John Ye loves to cook.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    A Cure for the Common Code

    Tonight is all about public process, with two major city-policy meetings both running from 6 to 8:30 p.m. So you'll have to decide if you're more interested in revamping the zoning code or choosing between light rail and streetcars for north Downing Street. (Or none of the above.) If you pick zonin ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Will trolleys return to Colfax?

  • Dining

    July 7, 2005

    Drunk of the Week

    Handlebar & Grill

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Golden Oldies

    Two vintage cinemas mark seventy-plus years of enchanting Denver.

  • Dining

    April 21, 2005

    So Far, So Good

    Hookah Cafe will hook you.

  • Goods & Services

    March 24, 2005
  • Calendar

    October 7, 2004

    Orange Crush

    The Jack-O-Launch is a smashing success

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004
  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Security Reach

    RTD hardens its target with compulsory anti-terrorism training.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Seeing Red

    For better or worse, KHOW's Scott Redmond has people talking.

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    A Question of Intent

    A judge deals a blow to the felony-murder law.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Serious Bondage

    The status of the neighborhood bond project bodes well for this year's crop of just-passed bond initiatives.

  • Dining

    September 2, 1999

    Wok, Don't Run

    Good looks can't make up for the lack of flavor at these two Asian spots.

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    King of the Dump

    As the market for recycled materials dries up, King Soopers trashes part of its recycling program.

  • Film

    January 8, 1998
  • Dining

    July 10, 1997
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    April 4, 1996
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