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    August 28, 2014

    Videos: Watch Gamer Kootra Get SWATted in Hoax That Shut Down Schools

    "Uh-oh. This isn't good. They're clearing rooms. I think we're getting SWATted." Those are the words said by Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson, founder of a Littleton-based gaming group called The Creatures, just before police burst into the studio from which he was live-streaming Counter-Strike. Why? A ho ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Photos: 38 State Brewing opened its doors in Littleton last weekend

    38 State Brewing, one of the many breweries to hit the suburbs recently, is also Littleton's first taproom. It opened its doors on May 10, and to celebrate, 38 State hosted a grand-opening party with plenty of beer and fun, all captured by our photographer, Brandon Marshall. Look at the pics below a ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    38 State Brewing opens Littleton's first taproom on Saturday

    38 State Brewing, which is named after Colorado's historical designation as the 38th state to join the union, will make a little history of its own on Saturday when it becomes the first taproom-only brewery to set up shop in Littleton. The brewery, at 8071 South Broadway, Unit A, will feature five ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Photos: Ten more unsolved Colorado murders and victims' personal stories

    Over the years, we've intermittently highlighted unsolved Colorado murders listed on the indispensable Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website. Our most recent offering appeared last September, on the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. For loved ones left behind, howeve ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Reader: A campus gun ban would be as effective as a ban on 420 gatherings

    Yesterday, we wrote about retired Littleton police chief Heather Coogan and businessman Ken Toltz, who are attempting to put an initiative on the November 2014 ballot asking whether Colorado believe concealed weapons should be banned on college campuses. As always, the issue of gun control inspires ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    October 1, 2013

    Reader: Hypocritical towns ban recreational pot, but pack in brewpubs

    Today is October 1, which means that businesses that want to sell recreational marijuana on January 1, 2014, can start applying for their licenses. But not in many municipalities around Colorado, which have put prohibitions on the sale of pot. Meanwhile, Denver's recent craft-beer revolution continu ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    38 State Brewing plans to open in Littleton in early 2014

    As Denver's recent craft beer revolution continues to ripple outward, the city's southern suburbs are finding themselves at the forefront of the next wave of breweries. The latest city to land its own taproom is Littleton, where the owners of 38 State Brewing have just signed a lease for a spot at ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Pho 007, a Vietnamese noodle parlor, opens in Littleton

    There can never be too much pho, yo? Just a few weeks ago, Pho Real opened in Littleton, and now, Pho 007, another Vietnamese noodle parlor, has unlocked its doors at 389 West Littleton Boulevard, in the former space of Jade Dragon. The menu, which includes several starters, twelve variations of pho ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    August 15, 2013

    RTD art: Robert Tully at the Littleton and Mineral station

    No need to check your watch if you're at the light-rail station at Littleton and Mineral: Robert Tully took full advantage of Colorado's sunny days when he created his public-art piece, "The Silver Band of Present Time." He recently took a few minutes to talk with us about art, public transportatio ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Pho Real will open in the former Tres Jolie space in Littleton

    Pho Real is set to open at 2399 West Main Street in Littleton, in the space that was previously home to Tres Jolie, which shuttered last summer, after winning Best Ladies Lunch in our 2012 Best of Denver issue. According to employees, Pho Real should be open for business within the next few days. C ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Grist Brewing hopes to breathe life into south Denver's craft beer scene

    South Denver's beer scene, which has been somewhat stagnant compared to the rest of the metro area, will get a boost this fall when Grist Brewing opens its doors in a business park just south of C-470 and Santa Fe Drive in Highlands Ranch. Founded by Rob Kevwitch, an organic chemist who grew up in C ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    May brings Maibocks, spring tappings and the start of beer-fest season

    Salt Lake City-based Epic Brewing, which announced in January that it will build a 20,000-square-foot brewery and taphouse in Denver, updated its followers on social media this week with a couple of pictures and some potential opening dates. The Facebook pictures (like the one above) show the brewer ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Photo: My Volkswagen's mohawk is missing!

    We're all accustomed to seeing fliers on light poles alerting the populace to missing dogs or cats. But a missing mohawk? For a Volkswagen? Yep. In my neighborhood -- Ken Caryl Ranch -- a sweet Bug previously outfitted with a simulated mohawk has been scalped, and the owner, quite understandably, ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    South Denver Beer Fest in Littleton will feature breweries-in-planning alongside the pros

    Colorado breweries continue to open at a rapid pace in 2013 -- and they're typically swamped the minute they open by beer fans eager to sample their brews. But breweries-in-planning don't usually get a chance to put their products in front of customers (paying customers, anyway) ahead of time. That ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Reader: Don't remember the Alamo for Best of Denver award

    Alamo Drafthouse made a big splash when it opened last month in Littleton. Fans of the Texas chain's other locations, we even gave it a Best of Denver Award for Best Movie Theater -- Food/Drink, one of over 170 awards in just the Arts & Entertainment section alone. But one reader thinks this partic ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Colorado's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will have 32 local beers on tap; here's the list

    When it opens in Littleton's Aspen Grove Shopping Center on March 25, the 900-seat, state-of-the-art Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will bring Hollywood to Colorado via Texas (where the quirky, irreverent company is based). But anyone who orders a beer in the Glass Half Full bar inside the building will de ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Alamo Drafthouse sets its opening day in Littleton for March

    Alamo Drafthouse, the zany Texas-based chain of movie theaters that offers food and drinks during screenings, is set to open its first Colorado at 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. The cinema/eatery will host a grand opening celebration on Monday, March 25. See also: -Film geeks, rejoice! Lit ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Devon Flores, new father, reportedly killed outside Littleton party (47)

    After an incredibly deadly week marked by the quintuple homicide at Fero's Bar & Grille and the arrest of Ari Misha Liggett for the dismemberment murder of his mom, metro-area residents deserved a violence-free weekend. But no: Late Friday night, gunfire broke out in Littleton, reportedly killing D ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Tailgate at Trucks for Pups this evening

    Resort 2 Kindness -- a nonprofit committed to making a difference through random acts of kindness -- will host Trucks for Pups, a food-truck gathering benefiting local dog-rescue centers, from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the parking lot of Petco at 8100 West Crestline Avenue in Littleton.

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    April 20, 2012

    Reader: Beef O' Brady's was the worst restaurant name ever

    PizzaDoodle will soon open in Centennial, with a family-friendly atmosphere and one of the worst restaurant names ever. Locally, we could think of only one name that was worse: The Hole. That spot on Tennyson Street had an interesting concept -- doughnuts and beer! -- and a truly horrible name. But ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Big Papa's BBQ closes another Littleton location

    The Big Papa's BBQ outpost at 5151 South Federal Boulevard in Littleton has closed, which means the onetime chain (and 2009 Best of Denver winner) now has only one location left, at 6265 East Evans Avenue. Owner Frank Alfonso closed a second Littleton spot, at 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, last year ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Armadillo closes its Littleton restaurant -- and stiffs employees?

    Colorado has produced several successful Mexican chains -- the Rio Grande group, for example, and Santiago's, which seems to add another outlet every week. But one longtime chain is suffering from shrinking pains -- and its employees are suffering, too. Last week, the Armadillo closed its restauran ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Occupy Littleton launched with five-person general assembly

    On Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the Bemis Public Library, five people gathered to launch the first general assembly of Occupy Littleton. If the idea that democracy takes time ever needed proof, this would be it. One person shy of a round half-dozen, the group appeared dwarfed in the city library's largest m ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Littleton's Economic Gardening, up for an award from Harvard, helps jobs out-number residents

    Downtown Littleton.​In 1987, Chris Gibbons was charged with revitalizing a Littleton economy that just saw it's largest employer, construction aggregate supplier Martin Marietta, lay off about 7,000 employees amid a recession. And despite long odds, his Economic Gardening program was such a s ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Toast burns out in Cherry Creek

    Lori Midson​Robert Thompson's Argyll isn't the only restaurant that's bolted from Cherry Creek North, a tony neighborhood dotted with blinged-out boutiques and swank art galleries, but has a losing streak when it comes to dining dens, several of which have shuttered over the past few years (a ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Restaurant roll call for June

    Linger brought a building dedicated to the dead back to life.​Linger topped the action last month, with a stunning space that takes Highland to new heights. Chinook Tavern also blew back onto the scene, almost three years after it left its home in Cherry Creek. Gone for good? The old Northwood ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Talk about a meat market! Scarlet Ranch swingers' club moves into the Northwoods Inn

    ​Here's the start of our capsule review of the Northwoods Inn, a Colorado institution that opened on South Santa Fe Drive back in 1961, then moved to 8109 Blakeland Drive in Littleton a decade ago: "Not surprisingly, the menu at this veteran steakhouse is mostly meat." And how! Turns out that ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    The Tavern Littleton is now open on West Main Street

    Littleton is the sixth Tavern location.​The Tavern Hospitality Group, which owns the six Tavern locations, the Soiled Dove Underground and Cowboy Lounge, has expanded its empire to Littleton. Yesterday, the Tavern Littleton opened its doors at 2589 West Main Street. This is a smaller version ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Lucile's is now serving in Littleton

    ​Let the good times roll! Lucile's Creole Cafe has now brought a taste of the bayou to Littleton. The fifth link in a chain that started in 1980 in Boulder, then added Fort Collins and Longmont, and stretched to Denver in 2005, is now in the south suburbs, too, occupying part of the vast River ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Littleton residents are for civil unions, bovine winter wear and MMJ expiration dates

    Littleton residents come out in favor of civil unions.​For this Friday, we've got three news stories to talk about over drinks tonight at Happy Hour. Be the informed drinker. Littleton residents are showing some tolerance -- that's what one could infer from statements made by Republican state ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: St. Germain cocktails, Tasty Colfax and teen cooking classes

    ​There are plenty of dinners and tastings for oenophiles this week -- plus some beer and St. Germain action thrown in for good measure. Here's a taste of what's to come: Monday, July 26: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, presents its weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner. This week, winemak ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Charlie Blosten, suburban superhero: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

    ​ Littleton Leaf Blower Real Name: Charlie Blosten Occupation: Public Services Director Suburb of Operations: Littleton, Colorado Hair: Steel Blue Eyes: Cupola Cams Super powers: The Littleton Leaf Blower channels pure willpower in the form of hot air. This willpower can be used to do just a ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Wine dinners and Breakfast for Boobs

    A Flickr photo.​The upcoming week is overflowing with wine tastings and dinners, many to benefit great causes, but there's also a long-awaited beer release, the continuation of the Green Routes tour and much more taking place in Denver's culinary scene. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    November 22, 2009

    Tonight: Pig out at Opus

    ​Pork-lovers, take note: Opus, at 2575 West Main Street in Littleton, will host the aptly named "Cele-bracon: A Celebration of Bacon," tonight at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of four courses -- all featuring bacon -- and the pig-out costs $59, plus tax and gratuity. For information, call ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Restaurant Roll Call for October

    Lori MidsonAnother 24/7 option: Tacos Rapidos on West Alameda.​ RESTAURANTS OPENING IN OCTOBER: CY Steak, 1222 Glenarm Place Illegal Pete's, 1744 East Evans Avenue Jack-N-Grill, 2630 West Belleview Avenue, Littleton Mangiamo Pronto!, 1601 17th Street Noodles & Company, 1737 East Evans Avenue ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Tonight: Wines from California vines at Opus

    ​Littleton's Opus restaurant, 2575 West Main Street, is hosting a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. this evening with grape guru Lisa Rein, the associate winemaker for Row Eleven Wine Company, a producer based in San Rafael, California. The four-course menu, prepared by owner/exec chef Michael Long, in ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009 A local-media success story

    My copy of today's insert, zoned for Ken-Caryl, Littleton and South Jeffco.​The citizen-journalist project was initially championed by Rocky Mountain News editor, publisher and president John Temple, who touted it in an April 2005 Message column with some particularly h ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Tonight: A symphony of food and wine at Opus

    Opus, Michael Long's longstanding restaurant at 2575 West Main Street in Littleton, is hosting a wine and food pairing dinner honoring Italian winemaker and lettuce lord Lucio Gomiero, who, along with being a wine jester, just happens to grow more radicchio than anyone else in the world at his farm ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    The Market Report, June 20

    Since I found myself in Littleton Friday night, I decided to substitute a trip to the Southwest Plaza's farmers' market, at Wadsworth and Bowles, for my regular Saturday morning visit to the Boulder Farmer's Market. Big mistake.If you bill yourself as a farmers' market, more than 25 percent of the s ... More >>

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    May 2, 2009

    Today: To market, to market

    Marcyzk's Fine Foods, at 770 East 17th Avenue, today is offering 10 percent off on all store sales, as well as sales in the adjacent wine shop. For more info, call 303-894-9499 or go to And the Cherry Creek Fresh Market kicks off its eleventh season at 8 a.m. today; it's ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Two more local Starbucks bite the dust

    Two more area Starbucks shops will close as a result of the company's latest round of cutbacks: one at 7777 East Hampden Avenue at Tamarac Square and another at 5350 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. The frappucino magnate announced this week that it will be closing nearly 200 U.S. stores, on acco ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Big buzz, big stink: Swirls closes...for now

    About a month ago, I heard about a Littleton restaurant named Swirls that was putting out some awesome food, so I made a note to get down there to try the Southern-style cuisine. But a few days later, I heard that Swirls had closed. Turns out that this fall, an odor began coming up from ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Is second Santa Fe Tequila Company drying up?

    Last month, the Santa Fe Tequila Company at 901 West Tenth Avenue (shown above)abruptly closed its doors -- shortly after opening a second outlet in Littleton. Although Jason Sheehan wasn't a big fan of the original spot, which was close to empty when he visited it this summer, he's no fan of close ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    The blog shortcut, October 9 edition

    Does lemongrass get you hot? Hop in the saddle for today's blog roundup. Cafe Society nibbles the turkey sandwich at Daphne's Deli, waves bye-bye to Aqua, stops by for a nosh at Thai Basil, and notes the Santa Fe Tequila Company's expansion to Littleton. Finally, Tyler Nemkov describes Whole Food ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Eat, Drink and Be Merry

    Do all three at the Gorilla Room’s comedy night.

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