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    September 4, 2014

    Hops & Pie Switches From Strange Craft to Station 26 for Its House IPA

    For Hops & Pie co-owner Drew Watson, the trickiest part about changing up his popular pizza joint's house IPA wasn't saying goodbye to longtime provider Strange Craft Beer Company: "I love those guys. We still have a great relationship." Rather, it was making sure that the new beer, brewed by Stati ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Chef and Tell: Chef Brady Marcotte of Table Top

    "If it's not right, it's wrong." Those are the words of wisdom that chef Brady Marcotte of Table Top, which opened this summer in Park Hill, learned from Steven Redzikowski, chef and co-owner of Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth and Acorn in Denver. Marcotte, who worked for Redzikowski for two years and h ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    First Look: Nuggs Ice Cream Parlor

    The brothers behind the homegrown Brothers Barbecue chain apparently have a sweet tooth, because they've just opened Nuggs Ice Cream Parlor in the South Park Hill neighborhood, at 5135 East Colfax Avenue. The shop features a rotating list of homemade ice cream (the current lineup is posted on the Nu ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    20 breweries that plan to open in Denver in 2014

    There were 23 breweries inside Denver's city limits at the start of 2013 (depending on how you count them), and by December 21, when Station 26 opened in North Park Hill, there were 29 (again, depending on how you count them). But by this time next year, there could be fifty -- or more. The followin ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Photos: the brand-new Station 26 Brewing closes out the year in beer

    Station 26 Brewing, which opened December 21, holds the title of the newest brewery inside of Denver's city limits; located in an former fire station in North Park Hill, it satisfies a thirst for craft beer in the northeast parts of town, including Stapleton. Westword photographer Brandon Marshall s ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011 New social network brings neighbors together in cyberspace

    ​Neighbors can be scary, shrill, suffocating things. They listen to country radio, smoke on your shared patio, leave passive-aggressive notes about how you parked your Yaris, and borrow eggs almost as often as they "borrow" your copy of the New York Times. But no matter how often you interact ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Tree housing market on the verge of collapse: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    Figure 85a. College View: Fallen autumn leaves reveal seriously overbuilt tree housing market.​ The picture above suggests that before the current economic crisis, credit was so easy to obtain that children were securing no-interest tree-home loans in order to buy swimming pools and hot tubs f ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Satchel's on 6th opening pushed back until early 2011

    ​Back in September, Satchel's Market, a five-year-old market-cum-restaurant in North Park Hill, served its last dinner and shuttered after it was unable to overcome problems with the lease of its space. Owners Andrew Casalini and Jen Dactano wouldn't be gone for long, though. They were alrea ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Peep show provides glimpse into secret Park Hill activity: Kenny Be's Yard Ateology

    Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Figure 79a. South Park Hill: Heavy metal mongrel.​ Street walking in Park Hill may grab all of the headlines, but alley walking is this neighborhood's favorite activity. Even though the scrap-iron dog seen in the photo abo ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Satchel's Market to close, reopen as Satchel's on 6th

    Mark Manger​The vividly-hued building on the corner of 28th and Fairfax in North Park Hill is about to lose a tenant. The owners of the five-year-old Satchel's Market, 5021 East 28th Avenue, are shuttering the market-cum-neighborhood-restaurant that we recently reviewed, citing issues with the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    June 21, 2010

    Tree removal leaves house looking bear: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Photo by Kenny Be​ Figure 67. South Park Hill: Trunk show of bear trees and blue sky. Tree removal anywhere in the metro area is bound to make a house look more bear, and the home pictured above shows the yard artistic differences betwe ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Rusty hummer strap-on revitalizes old wood: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Photo by Kenny Be​ Figure 59. South Park Hill: Rusty hummingbird hovers over wagon wheel daisy. Old-timey farm implements and wagon-y westernalia are common in Denver's outback neighborhoods (Marston, Fort Logan and Bear Valley), where ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Denver's top ten underutilized neighborhood business districts: The next hot 'hoods!

    Denver Public LibraryIn 1986, before Highland Square was Highland Square​ I got into a conversation at a party this weekend about which neighborhood business district in Denver might emerge as the next cool place. Or, as real estate agents like to say, an "up-and-coming location." People who s ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Not-So-New-Urbanism: Stapleton

    The view west from Founder's Green... The Congress for the New Urbanism is holding its annual conference in Denver June 10-14, complete with bus tours of our most well-known new urbanist enclaves. But how do you judge walkable, neighborhood-based developments? Is it by the diversity (or lack thereo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Urbavore's Dilemma: Denver's convoluted livestock laws lead to renegade chickens

    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. Chec ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Birdhouse Village

    The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... Figure 12. South Park Hill: Birdhouse Village A yard arteologist once said, "Some of us are born in birdhouses, some of us make birdhouses, and some of us have birdhouses thrust upon us." The comment was made while examining a shipment of ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Three homegrown Mexican chains get new siblings

    After spending the past week biting off more than I could chew at a bunch of new restaurants with "sustainable," "organic" and "seasonal" jargon littering their menus, I was ready for my Mexican food fix.I get a yearning at least once a week, and if it's not fulfilled, I turn into a complete bitch. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Satchel's Market bags some special meals

    Lori MidsonI wanted to ask our server why Satchel's Market -- which isn't a market and has never been a market -- was ever called a market in the first place. But it was a Sunday morning, my head was reeling from the night before, and I was too hungry, too hung over, too busy scouring the brunch men ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Spotted: more residential architecture atrocities

    What's up with Colorado and crappy houses these days? The multi-unit rectilinear abominations sprouting up in West Highland and Sloan's Lake led to a neighborhood-splitting battle last spring about how to stop them (to get a taste of what we're talking about, here's a gallery of some of the most hid ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Denver Realtors protest West Washington Park's anti-duplex plan

    Yesterday, the Denver Board of Realtors made a last-ditch effort to protest a proposal to keep mega-duplexes out of West Washington Park. As we chronicled here last week, Councilman Chris Nevitt's rezoning plan to preserve the bungalow, single-family feel of one pocket of the city has exploded into ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    West Wash Park rezoning fight gains steam

    In October, we introduced you to  the battle over monster duplexes and neighborhood character in West Washington Park. Now, as a December 15 City Council hearing approaches, the controversy is exploding into a debate over the future of development in Denver's older neighborhoods. Some resident ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    November 19, 2007
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    August 20, 2007