Downing Street

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Stephen Hamper About Cop He Beat: "If I Could Have Gotten Her Gun, I Would Have Killed Her"

    Stephen Hamper is reportedly 26 years old, homeless and boasts a history of violence, with his victims including a police officer. That record was allegedly extended this weekend, and if it weren't for quick action by some good Samaritans, he might have shot and killed Aubree Thompson, a Denver poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    State of the Union: A second helping of Cafe Society, July 21-25

    This week in Cafe Society, critic Gretchen Kurtz plunged into the great barbecue debate after visiting to Kings BBQ. For Chef and Tell, we checked in with Alex Seidel about the status of his new restaurant, Mercantile Dining & Provision, which will be opening around Labor Day in the newly refurbishe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Israel Perez allegedly pulls a gun when he's told to stop selling pot in a bar

    As you can tell by this photo, Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub boasts a rather large bar -- which should indicate the sort of intoxicant in which the venue specializes. Nonetheless, Israel Perez, who's racked up 48 charges, nineteen of them felonies, since 1993, allegedly chose this location to try se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Phil Goodstein on Five Points, real estate and the future of Denver

    As Denver's crankiest historian, Phil Goodstein takes his audience on a journey into civic corruption, greed and corporate maleficence. He sniffs out stories of scandal and blasts ruling elites for degrading the potential of the Queen City of the Plains. Since the 1980s, Goodstein has walked and bik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    20 breweries that plan to open in Denver in 2014

    There were 23 breweries inside Denver's city limits at the start of 2013 (depending on how you count them), and by December 21, when Station 26 opened in North Park Hill, there were 29 (again, depending on how you count them). But by this time next year, there could be fifty -- or more. The followin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Photos: Ten best neighborhoods in Denver according to MapQuest

    In 2011, MapQuest launched mqVibe, a site that attempted to rank the best neighborhoods in many U.S. cities, including Denver. The rankings combined user votes, "interactions" on the main MapQuest site and "external data" to arrive at its conclusions. But the roster has changed since we shared the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The ten worst Colorado bike collisions of 2012

    In 2012, a lot more people rode their bikes in Denver and throughout the state -- which led to an overall jump in the number of crashes. But a more ominous trend, perhaps, was the growing tension on the road between cars and cyclists, resulting in a steady stream of high-profile collisions....some c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Welton Corridor plan before Denver City Council: An opening for eminent domain?

    Tonight, Denver City Council will vote on a plan to redevelop the Welton Corridor -- and some property owners in the area fear that if it passes, it will allow the city to seize their homes and businesses. But the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, the entity behind the proposal, argues that those conc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Doug Linkhart, ex-councilman, hit while cycling to Bike To Work Day event

    This was not how Bike To Work Day was supposed to go. Sitting in on part of a Denver City Council retreat yesterday, Westword learned that ex-councilman Doug Linkhart, who ran for mayor last year, was hit by a pickup truck while cycling to a Bike To Work Day event with the mayor and current counci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Burger King's new menu plays catch-up -- and kung pao -- with McDonald's

    Burger King issued a battle cry yesterday. In order to help boost its sluggish sales -- the chain has slipped to third, behind McDonald's and Wendy's -- the company rolled out the heavy artillery: ten new menu items, including specialty salads, chicken snack wraps, smoothies, flavored frozen coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Denver's five best underrated patios

    The patio at Morrison's Beso de Arte.​ There's no doubt that fall and winter are nudging out the summer heat, but we still see sun and warm temperatures in the forecast -- so we're not quite ready to give up on patio season yet. And because we're kind of sick of our old haunts and regular summ ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2011
  • 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

    July 8, 2011

    Michael Hancock appoints panel to wrangle National Western Stock Show plans

    ​Michael Hancock announced yesterday that he's appointed a panel of pols, business people and other civic-minded types to decide what to do about the possible relocation to Aurora of the National Western Stock Show, "a Denver treasured asset," as the mayor-elect calls it. He adds, "We understa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Racial-attack suspects: Hearings, sentencings and Allen Ford's not guilty plea

    Media reports have connected Allen Ford to Andrew Gelston Graham's murder.​Last week, we told you about reports again linking suspects in a series of racial attacks to the thus-far-unsolved murder of Andrew Gelston Graham. Among those mentioned as being part of a group that allegedly trailed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010
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    October 24, 2008

    From Tosh's Hacienda to Kiva to Club Dynasty

    Tosh's Hacienda The flier for the S.O.S. -- Sophisticated.On.Saturdays -- party October 25 says that it will be held in the new Club Dynasty, located in the "old" Kiva Restaurant at 3090 Downing Street, with two floors of dance club and a spelling-impaired dress code: "no hats, white tees, do rags ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 10, 2006

    Civic Circus

    Upcoming changes in and around the Civic Center are being overseen by clowns.

  • Dining

    August 3, 2006

    Cleansing the Palette

    Kevin Taylor is ready to reopen at the DAM.

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Suns Set

    The president's gone, but Denver's oldest black biker club keeps on rolling.

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Verse-atile Map

    A strolling poet and his posse highlight the “Map of Denver” project.

  • Dining

    January 13, 2005

    Old Spice

    Tosh's Hacienda was once the taco the town. But no more.

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Death and Taxis

    Driving a cab is the most dangerous job in America -- but it also lets immigrants move ahead. Is this a great country or what?

  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Route of Ill Repute

    24-7, the 15 is the town's wildest ride.

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 19, 2002

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Between Rock and a Hard Place

    Half of the 2700 block of Downing falls into one police district, the other half into another -- leaving residents caught in the crack.

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Skin Deep

    Inside the Rocky Mountain Heritage Fest, Colorado's first neo-Nazi music festival.

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Living in Exile

    Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 3, 2002

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    Written in Stone

    Local architecture is celebrated by Historic Denver and the American Institute of Architects.

  • Dining

    April 20, 2000

    State of Reddiness

    Church-style decor and blissful red sauce make for a heavenly dining experience.

  • Culture

    April 20, 2000

    Against the Grain

    Architecturally speaking, Denver is getting uglier by the minute.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Murder by Death

    What happens when you didn't mean it?

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    One Man's Junk

    City Hall tries to trash Bill Good's treasures.

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Unlawful Entry

    The high price of Denver's drug war: lies, bad busts, cops in harm's way -— and the death of an innocent man.

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Two new books explode myths about the Crusade for Justice--and throw some stink bombs of their own.

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    The Young and the Restless

    As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Dealing With the Devil

    Brandy DuVall went through hell before she died. She left no angels as witnesses.

  • News

    December 12, 1996

    Neighborhood Botch

    Squabbles over money plague one of Denver's Oldest neighborhoods.

  • Dining

    September 26, 1996
  • Dining

    August 22, 1996
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    July 19, 1995



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    July 6, 1994