Condo construction in metro Denver has been hampered in recent years for several reasons, many of which are dissipating as the economy bounces back. But the one factor that continues to spook builders is the fear of being sued for construction defects. Such lawsuits can be so costly that many builde ... More >>
We're now number two! It was big, big news in November 2011 when the Denver metro area suddenly topped the list of the country's "cool cities."That was according to William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, who studied the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Su ... More >>
#40: Brian Corrigan. Brian Corrigan dreams big -- in 3D -- and his latest project means to recreate cyberspace live on the streets of downtown Denver next summer as a way of bringing people and ideas together through life-sized gaming. If all goes according to plan, OhHeckYeah: An Immersive Street ... More >>
"There are a bazillion farmers' markets out there, but I don't know of any that are doing a chef dinner at the end," says Leigh Sullivan, whose restaurant consulting company, LSE, has partnered with HobNob Events and the Downtown Denver Partnership to create chef-driven dinners as part of downtown D ... More >>
Although the 16th Street Mall officially turned the big 3-0 on Thursday, today was the big party. In Skyline Park, Mayor Michael Hancock presented a proclamation that recognizes the anniversary, RTD and Downtown Denver Partnership. Hancock congratulated both organizations on "all that you have meant ... More >>
A new superhero has arrived in Denver. Seen by multitudes, sampled by many, Slyderman has been using a colorful perch at 16th and Stout as a base for punching out hunger with super mini-sliders. The cart, which debuted last week, is owned by Brian and Kimberly Alcorn; Kimberly came up with the name ... More >>
Almost everyone who's ever bar-hopped has, at one time or another, accidentally walked out of an establishment with their drink in hand. And on almost every one of those occasions, said drinker has been stopped by a bouncer, waiter, security guard or friend since, sadly, you can't take your booze to ... More >>
While the Downtown Denver Partnership continues to update its vendor program -- which has brought more vendors, more often -- to the 16th Street Mall, one enterprise has left the ranks. SmashCart, the mobile burger vendor that the Smashburger chain had rolled out in May, has rolled back into the ga ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of reports about biking and bike safety in Denver and beyond. If you're a cycling fan, the good news is that a lot more folks are biking in Denver and the city is spending significantly more money to build paths for these commuters. The bad news, howev ... More >>
Montbello High School's drum line marched down 16th Street Mall yesterday in preparation for the inaugural Make Music Denver event on June 21. Hosted by the Downtown Denver Partnership, Make Music Denver will be a daylong festival that celebrates World Music Day, simultaneously in more than 450 citi ... More >>
It's Tuesday, not exactly the day of the week when you expect a downtown parade, especially one that's just for the hell of it, put on seemingly for no reason except to spread some fun. But that's what you'll get this lunch hour, when the award-winning Montbello Drumline marches down the 16th Street ... More >>
When Snooze co-owner Brianna Borin spoke out in support of the urban camping ban at a city council hearing two weeks ago, Occupy Denver members took offense and launched a morning-long rally against the restaurant spot -- which employed four homeless individuals inside at that very moment. Days late ... More >>
The proprietors of Snooze were surprised to find themselves at the center of the protest over the proposed urban camping ban after co-owner Brianna Borin spoke in favor of the ordinance at a Denver City Council hearing. Last weekend, members of Occupy Denver flocked to the original Snooze at 23rd a ... More >>
After a winter hibernation, new retail merchandising vendors are wheeling out their wares on the 16th Street Mall. And not only have the offerings grown, but so have the hours: The Downtown Denver Partnership now requires vendors to be on-site between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and n ... More >>
Although there have been rumblings about it for months, Denver's proposed urban camping ordinance has only been circulated in draft form for the past few weeks. In this week's feature, "For the homeless, 'urban camping' is no picnic," Jef Otte took a look at its direct implications by spending a nig ... More >>
Last year, the city powers-that-be changed the rules to allow overnight parking downtown. But the much-celebrated change came with an equally frustrating dose of confusion, as explained in our cover story, "Feed Me." Now, the team of city employees who helped sort out that confusion has won a Denver ... More >>
Supporting the arts is just good business. That's the basic message of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, which was founded in 1985 and has grown to over 130 members, just announced the finalists for the 25th annual CBCA Business for the Arts Awards. And not only does this award come with ... More >>
Rootin' tootin' at the Christkindl Market.Denver's not generally known for its old-world charm. We've gone straight from cowtown to modern city, it seems, and even our perception of "old-fashioned" has been contemporized for an urban audience. At Christmastime, though, there's at least one tr ... More >>
Denver has a lively downtown -- sometimes too lively, if you're on the 16th Street Mall at prime begging time -- and it promises to get even better if the Downtown Denver Partnership makes good on its vow to bring a public market to the center of town.
Update: We asked for your crazy parking ticket stories, Denver, and you delivered! But alas, only one story can win a $25 Smart Card -- and that story was penned by Harvey, whose meter-maid ex-wife liberally exercised her ticket-writing powers, post-divorce. See below for Harvey's full story ... More >>
Artists: See your work up in lights!Looking ahead to the citywide Create Denver arts blowout in May, the Downtown Denver Partnership and Denver Theatre District are teaming up to put the work of some Denver digital media artists up in lights -- really big ones -- on the giant outdoor LED scre ... More >>
The 16th Street Mall has food vendors, but no trucks.As far as Brian Phetteplace can determine, the last time the city revised the rules for mobile food vendors -- at least the rules as they applied to downtown -- was back in 1996, long before anyone anticipated the current race of food truck ... More >>
It's hot on the first day of June, and the vast courtyard at the intersection of the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street is crowded. Business people in A-line skirts and pleated khakis are eating their to-go lunches at sunny tables, soaking up a few minutes of real weather outside of the air ... More >>
A Flickr photoWaiting around is a drag -- even for the undead.Last week, we told you about a $1,000 fine levied against the organizer of the annual Zombie Crawl -- for cleaning up fake blood. At the time, chief crawler Daniel Newman said he was eager to sit down with representatives of the ci ... More >>
A Flickr photo"I don't care if real blood is easier to clean up than the fake kind..."This past weekend's Zombie Crawl on the 16th Street Mall (captured in this slideshow) was a huge success on every level for the bash's founder, Daniel Newman. But that doesn't mean it was cheap. After spendi ... More >>
Colleen Don Dero got a taste of Colorado recently, but she didn't like it much. Several decades ago, the Colorado native moved to Phoenix, where she runs a hat and T-shirt company called It's All About the Head. The apparel features the company's name as a slogan alongside a mug of beer over ... More >>
The big news: Barack Obama is coming back to Denver, the town where he accepted the Democratic nomination on August 28, and where now, as president, he will now sign the $787 billion stimulus bill on Tuesday, February 17 at the Museum of Nature & Science (conveniently vetted by the Secret Service ... More >>
The Bell Tower is the most talked-about building in Denver that's yet to be built. Ever since local real estate developer Buzz Geller proposed the strikingly angled 34-story condominium at the corner of Speer Boulevard and Market Street, folks have been buzzing about it -- some grumbling, while othe ... More >>
When he kicked off Denver ArtsWeek earlier this month, Mayor John Hickenlooper echoed former Governor Dick "Duty to Die" Lamm when he told the crowd, "We all have a duty to shop." Now Denverites will get a chance to put their money where Hick's mouth is, when the mayor and assorted city boos ... More >>
Matt Feeney and Harrison Nealey have a new way for artists to stick it to the city.
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