Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom on Market Street, which was one of the first places to serve microbrews in downtown Denver and has acted as the unofficial gateway to LoDo since 1992, will close its doors on March 29. The company, owned by Tennessee-based Craftworks Restaurants since 2010, is looking fo ... More >>
While the truncated 4/20 festivities have turned Civic Center Park into ground zero for a discussion of which events are a First Amendment exercise and which are commercial, the Civic Center Conservancy will soon take a pot-free breather. On May 8, the Civic Center Conservancy, Historic Denver Inc. ... More >>
The Denver Public Library Western History and Geneology's Digital Image Catalog.This was sort of what the party looked like... but with more color.For a while last night during "A Night in Old Union Station," a swanky fundraising shindig that took over Denver's central depot, the grand old ra ... 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 >>
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. ... More >>
Forget about the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Breakfast at Racines this morning was the real DPC -- Denver Power Convention. Chew on this! Over a single hour, our spy spotted the following lineup (not necessarily together): Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce honcho Joe Blake; Dem power- ... More >>
After months of speculation, the temporary occupant for the vacant lot that comprises much of Block 162, the dilapidated downtown block whose purchase and planned redevelopment by developer Evan Makovsky made waves last summer, has been determined. And it’s a tent. And not just any tent. A mega t ... More >>
As described in the story “Evan Almighty,” developer Evan Makovsky made celebratory headlines last summer when he managed to buy up most of decrepit Block 162 in the middle of downtown Denver so the eyesore could be redeveloped. The only building on the block Makovsky did not acquire was the Was ... More >>
Denver needs to raise a total of $55 million before the DNC hits town next August. And then there are the real challenges...
From the week of 10/4/07
What would you do with Block 162?
It took a master plan — and a mastermind — to end the stalemate on downtown's worst block.
The Downtown Denver Partnership wants your ideas to gussy up Block 162, since most of the block will remain unoccupied for foreseeable future while Evan Makovsky decides what to build on it. And we can't have an entire city block looking like Ground Zero on September 12 when the Democratic National ... More >>
Colorado Business Bank
Historic Denver puts together an unlikely alliance to save some of the city's coolest buildings.