The seventh annual Civic Center Eats -- a moveable feast in the heart of Denver -- kicked off yesterday, with an assortment of Denver dignitaries, a record number of trucks...and no urban campers in sight.
"We know we've had some challenges in the park," said Lauri Dannemiller, head of the Denver ... More >>
Within the next three to nine months, Denver's Civic Center could become the city's first national historic landmark. Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Hancock testified at a National Park System advisory board meeting in favor of the area's qualification of the honor, which will move to the National ... More >>
Civic Center Park, which shut down in March for construction work and landscaping work, will remain closed longer than originally announced. According to Parks and Recreation reps, the downtown hub will continue to be shuttered through at least mid June. The news applies immediately to Occupy Denver ... More >>
"Everyone take a deep breath." So began today's first public meeting about the proposed urban camping ban, organized by City Council's Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in front of a group so large it breached fire code. While organizers stressed its purpose as an informational mee ... More >>
Today, on Occupy Denver's six-month anniversary, the organization is separated from its long-time home in Civic Center Park. Regardless of whether you expected the movement to make it this long, the past half a year brought no shortage of eye-opening events and preparation for the future. In order t ... More >>
This afternoon, residents are invited to participate in something referred to as a "spirit rally:" Come down to Bannock between 14th and Colfax sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., hang out with the cheerleaders and Mayor Michael Hancock and use blue, white and orange chalk to transform the stree ... More >>
In the past three months, Civic Center Park has been lived in, spray-painted on, used as a venue for First Amendment freedoms and even set on fire during its tenure as the physical and ideological home to Occupy Denver. This month, the well-loved and well-used park earned national attention on a mor ... More >>
Friday marked a stark contrast between the polite Civic Center Park of yesterday and its new protest version 2.0. In the center of the park, the Civic Center Conservancy held a belated birthday party for the park's greatest supporter, former Denver Mayor Robert Speer. And in the front of the park, p ... More >>
Jenny AnCivic Center Eats, billed as "the largest gathering of food trucks in metro Denver," is back in Civic Center Park for the summer. The inaugural event yesterday drew such standbys as Steuben's, which was the first truck out of the gate last summer, Stick It To Me, Chicago Louie's, Stre ... More >>
Hickenlooper.Fresh from another round of eco-devo meetings and a quick side trip to a Craig hospital to get five stitches after he bumped his head in his state car, John Hickenlooper landed back in Denver in time for a reunion party at El Diablo with campaign staffers and supporters who worke ... More >>
Hick at CCE.The town's biggest business trend last year -- the fleet of gourmet food trucks rolling into Denver -- also gave rise to some of the biggest rumors: The city was trying to keep trucks out of downtown and cut off our cupcake supply, some whispered, and even worse, the city was goin ... More >>
Lori MidsonIf you've been following this blog, then you know that we announced a contest a few weeks ago, where we asked Cafe Society readers to suggest a name for the new street food pavement feast at Civic Center Park, which is already home to Tuesday's Civic Center Eats.
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Last week, we unleashed the news that Civic Center EATS, a congregation of street-food trucks and carts that commingled each Tuesday during the summer at Civic Center Park, was extending its stay throughout the year. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (weather permitting) until Decem ... More >>
Move over, medical marijuana. The big new business boom is mobile food trucks, as evidenced by the success of Civic Center Eats in Civic Center Park every Tuesday this summer, giving Denver a taste of this increasingly vibrant area. And today, Civic Center Park will start seeing a roster of v ... More >>
Beginning today, and continuing through the end of the year -- weather permitting -- up to four local street food trucks and carts will hustle their grub at Civic Center Park, the site of Civic Center EATS, this summer's hit food parade that elevated Denver's meals on wheels movement to supe ... More >>
The already-extended Civic Center Eats will hold its last Tuesday event of the year next week -- but the fun isn't over yet. "Starting in October, we will be shifting to a much smaller-scale version, but on a daily basis," explains Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, director of the Civic Center Conservan ... More >>
Civic Center Conservancy used Facebook to ask downtown lunchers if they wanted to see Civic Center Eats extended through September -- and those lunchers rose to the occasion.
Yesterday was the last of the Tuesday events officially on the calendar, and the park saw one of the best Civic Cente ... More >>
Lindy Eichenbaum LentMayor Hickenlooper makes a stop at Civic Center EatsThree of the four mobile concepts caught in the crossfire of an ugly battle between two prominent markets appear to have worked out agreements that will allow them to continue peddling their gourmet treats.
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Vendors like Pinche Tacos fight to reach a broad audienceSince the fleet of food trucks and gourmet mobile carts hit the streets of Denver,, there have been relatively few regulatory obstacles, and the vehicles have been proffering goods to the masses from curbs and parking lots all over town ... More >>