In October 2011, entrepreneur Jim Deters founded Galvanize, an organization dedicated to "growing start-ups through capital, community and curriculum." Over the last twelve months, he's definitely put his money where that motto is. Today, the most recent manifestation will be unveiled when Galvanize ... 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 >>
Then-mayorJohn Hickenlooper visited a food truck in Civic Center Park.With the warm weather rolling into Denver, can a fleet of gourmet food trucks be far behind? Last year, the truck trend took the town by storm -- but by the end of 2010, things were looking stormy, with Sean and Denon Moore ... More >>
The Green Awards came to Denver yesterday, touting the Green Giant-sponsored program that will give $25,000 to the best idea for greening the environment. And to advertise the contest, a giant, temporary eco-ad mural made of grass was created at 22nd and Blake streets, just past Coors Field. ... 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 >>
After decades of disregard, it's been a busy couple of years for the downtown structure formerly known as the Fontius building. First in the summer of 2007, local developer Evan Makovsky bought the infamously decrepit building at the corner of 16th and Welton streets as part of his ambitious plan ... 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 >>
Cocktail party conversation isn't easy this holiday season -- if anyone's holding cocktail parties, that is. Two safe topics: the Broncos (since the team's still winning) and the weather -- which is as Colorado-wacky as ever. A beautiful weekend, then snow today; record highs last Tuesday, record ... 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 >>
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