The lights went on outside the Lowenstein yesterday -- ten hours after we published a post about frustrated business owners who'd had been kept in the dark about the status of the "enhanced transit corridor"" project along East Colfax Avenue. But shortly after 6 p.m., we got the word from one of tho ... More >>
Last week, we reported on a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union against Colorado Springs, which is pushing forward with a controversial anti-panhandling law that critics see as violating free-speech rights. The city says it won't start enforcement for a few weeks, but will begin educatio ... More >>
Saturday, July 7, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
There are more than fifteen million Etsy sellers across the globe, in more than 150 of the world's 196 countries. That's a lot of crap, yes, but it's also become a powerful business globally. Of course, not everything made by a DIY'er on Etsy is good. Some of it is bad. And two out of three Etsy'e ... More >>
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If only I was the Criss Angel of retail.When I'm not interviewing drag queens, reviewing concerts and rating Santas for Westword, I'm working at Shirt Folding Store. For twenty hours a week, I fold shirts (and, more important, jeans) alongside other part-timers, who in their other jobs might be bank ... More >>
The reasons why shopping local is a good idea have been floating around so much lately that anyone who cares about their community, or shopping, or both, knows the basic tenets by heart. Still, it never hurts to repeat them: Shopping for local merchandise at small businesses close to home keeps yo ... More >>
Yup, it will probably look something like this.An outpost of Maurices is set to open on Friday, October 28, at Southwest Plaza, complete with an old-fashioned ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. But it's the ribbons and other women's apparel items inside the store that will attract all the ... More >>
My First Bacon: you've got a friend in meat"What child on this planet wouldn't want to befriend a piece of mostly meat held together with fat and love?" asks ThinkGeek, the affable producer of all kinds of geeky wares. Mario Batali jokes notwithstanding, we have the same question. Who WOULDN ... More >>
Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a drag. You just have to know where to look. There are two big reasons why we're already thinking about it seriously this year: First, this gift-getting season could go down in the books as the earliest commercial shopping blitz in history. The door-buste ... More >>
Peter Yesawich, one of the country's top travel experts, stopped off in Denver yesterday long enough to offer a six-month forecast to a gathering of Visit Denver members. The bad news? Only 35 percent of the people recently polled on "dream destinations" -- places in the United States they'v ... More >>
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
When the sun rose this morning at 6:58 a.m., it shed its light on one of the weirdest American traditions around: millions of people scrambling for discount deals at big box stores. In Denver, this eerie sight was visible from Target and Best Buy to Bass Pro, Kohl's and Kmart. And while Blac ... More >>
Liz Kellermeyerâ€‹Black Friday is upon us. Whether you're nuts and arrived at stores pre-dawn to snag the deals, or you're a stay-away-from-the-malls-at-all-costs type, everyone can benefit from a little caffeine boost after a day of carb-loading. If you're near downtown, where better to fuel up tha ... More >>
Don't let the recession put an end to your stylish summer R.V. excursion. Instead of paying for numerous tanks of gas and countless campground fees, you can stay right here in Denver and vacation in the neighborhood that has the best baby-gear garage sales and sheep-shearing opportunities. A staycat ... More >>
A suspect in a Boulder identity-theft case. Yesterday, the police departments in Lakewood and Boulder put out warnings about wallet thefts within minutes of each other. Seventeen wallet thefts have taken place in Lakewood since February 1, while Boulder is looking for purse snatchers in two specifi ... More >>
I really feel for my husband sometimes. In fact, I really feel for all men around this time of year. No, I'm not getting all Glenn Beck on you... I just can't imagine how difficult it must be to shop for the important woman in your life. After all, if your significant other is anything like me, she ... More >>
Get a jump on the shopping crowds at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
Look out below. Like lots of empty lots around town, the open space on the southeast corner of Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard where Annie's CafĂ© and a handful of apartment buildings and other businesses once stood, has banners advertising that it will host Christmas tree sales at some po ... More >>
Find the perfect holiday outfit at Loft 22.
Café Bistro in Nordstrom
Bag some summer entertainment on Colfax Avenue.
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Shanny's Adios to Daryl Gardener
Tabor Center parking garage
Everyone’s talking shop on December 26.
Pandora's Toy Box
Rocky Mountain Seed Co.
First United Bank
Metropolitan Museum of Art Gift Shop
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