Earlier this week, Lakewood became the first Colorado city to pass an ordinance aimed at increasing condo construction, which has slowed to a near-halt in the metro area as builders back off for fear of getting sued for construction defects. The ordinance makes it more difficult for homeowners' asso ... More >>
Sometimes food doesn't take much thought -- most of the time, in fact. Sometimes you just know what you want and you go and get it, and it's good. Barbecue should be that way. There should be no long lines where jockeying with out-of-towners, food bloggers and aficionados is part of the routine of g ... More >>
Lakewood just got its second Stack Subs location, this one in Belmar. Built on white or wheat baguettes, with a preztel roll and gluten-free bread from Udi's as additional options, the sandwiches are the main draw at Stack, but both shops also offer salads, soups and milkshakes. See also: Breakfast ... More >>
There's street art and then there's graffiti. One can be beautiful, creative and inspiring; the other can be destructive, ugly and a huge nuisance. But the dividing line is difficult to determine. For proof of that, just head to the front of the graffiti war: Sheridan Boulevard, where you can see ho ... More >>
In-the-works restaurants have been scurrying to get open before the end of 2012 -- and capture that all-important holiday business. Although many of the more ambitious projects have already postponed their openings until January, more than a dozen restaurants and eateries did get their doors open in ... More >>
After spending the weekend scrounging for food in Lakewood -- more accurately, Applewood -- I was ready to give up. I'd pushed away an inedible pizza, spit out sushi, sobbed over the limp and cold fries at Smashburger and even the frozen yogurt I got to console me, sucked. The best food I had was at ... More >>
Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, ... More >>
Bigger pic below.Update: The Denver coroner's office has now positively identified the man killed by police following a robbery attempt at a cell-phone store as Mark Sepulveda -- the suspect in the September murder of Juan Carlos in Lakewood. Likewise, the Denver Police Department has confirm ... More >>
Fox31It's an indication of just how dangerous authorities consider Marc Patrick O'Leary, 32, that he's being held on a $5 million bond. That's a $5 million cash bond. And while he's been charged with sex assault, kidnapping and more in two incidents, the cops fear he may have left more victi ... More >>
A new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens this morning at 5260 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood (the building was previously a Black-Eyed Pea), but the line started forming yesterday. That's because for the last seven years, the Atlanta-based company has celebrated every store opening with the ... More >>
FlickrIn August, after Lakewood's James Chavez was arrested for leaving a loaded gun in his kindergartner's backpack, a police spokesman called the situation a "tragedy waiting to happen." He'd probably describe the situation in the western Colorado community of Dinosaur in much the same way ... More >>
Patricia Smith.Cold cases from 1984 in Lakewood and Aurora have just heated up. DNA evidence now suggests that the same person who killed Patricia Louise Smith in January of that year also slew three members of the Bennett family -- parents Bruce and Debra, and their daughter Melissa, age sev ... More >>
This harvest festival will get you hot for Chicano food and art.
Our daily blog round-up. Send links. Colorado's same-sex civil-union movement is gaining steam. This oughta be fun. (Colorado Independent) If you're reading this on your phone while driving, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. (5280) In Lakewood, federal funding will help save abandoned hou ... More >>
Our daily perusal of local online news, commentary, aggregation and other assorted chicanery. See something linkable? Send it via electronic mail. Right. Because what Lakewood needs is a big new helping of new subdivisions, with a side of repressed speech. (Lakewood Edge) Something for which Democ ... More >>
Eat, learn and indulge with Taste Test at Belmar.
Just a quick heads-up: Mile Hi-Fidelity will not be airing this week. Sparing you a lengthy explaination, let's just say that Andy and I are otherwise committed. Years before we launched the show, we were asked to host this bridge tournament at a retirement community in Lakewood. Being that we can't ... More >>
The Amernian Grill is no more. Its former home at 7800 West Jewell Avenue in Lakewood is now home to Cherry's Steakhouse, open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 303-969-9991.
Hop aboard the "Never Surrender" bandwagon -- er, cart. The banners and signs on view outside Pro-Tint, located at 1398 Wadsworth Boulevard, don't have anything to do with the window-tinting services the business provides. Rather, they're all about an RTD plan to seize the operation as part of its ... More >>
Brush up on the Elements of Style.
The Lab goes in-depth with bacon, salt, mushrooms and honey.
This revel brings back days of yore.
The mayor was all for it. The city council blessed it twice with unanimous approval. The developer was on board, and so was a group of local residents who stood to benefit from the deal. But somebody forgot to ask the citizens of Lakewood whether they wanted to swap 22 acres of Iron Spring Park to ... More >>
From the week of 12/21/2006
Lakewood voters are stuck between a ditch and Red Rocks in an upcoming special election.
Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar
From the week of October 27, 2005
Denver's Kirkland Museum enriches Lakewood with a Colorado art-history show.
Lakewood Cultural Center Artisan Showcase
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
From the week of February 3, 2005
Tucanos is pleased to meat you, but nothing more.
Op Girls tour gives Bettys a chance to skate
Colorado State Patrol Specialty Store
Lakewood Grill serves up downhome cooking.
Is that a five-inch-thick ordinance in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?