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 >>
When thinking about alternative forms of transportation, Stapleton Transportation Management Association Director Angie Malpiede saw an opportunity to talk about walking. "I went to CDOT and said, you know, transportation-demand management has always been about taking transit -- carpooling, van-pool ... More >>
Northeast Denver residents have been a little hot under the collar over the past two years as they watched brewery after brewery open on the other side of town. But this fall, Station 26 Brewing will cool off those flames when it opens in a former fire station at 38th Avenue and Pontiac Street, bet ... More >>
In our Off Limits column this week, we wrote about how urban explorers have been sneaking into the old air-traffic control tower at the former Stapleton International Airport -- a vacant landmark in the middle of what is now the Stapleton neighborhood. Although the tower has been empty for nearly t ... More >>
This week's feature, "The Dogs of War," reports on the ongoing campaign to manage -- and, in some cases, exterminate with poison -- prairie dog colonies in the emerging Stapleton community. Master developer Forest City and city park managers are battling to protect natural-looking (but not quite nat ... More >>
Mitt Romney's been trying to portray himself as a regular guy -- so it's no surprise he stopped for lunch moments ago at a Stapleton-area Chipotle. His order? We're told it was a burrito with black beans, plus pork, Pico de gallo and guacamole, with the latter costing extra. Nice way to rub your wea ... More >>
It's easy to spend a summer wasting away inside, with the air-conditioning cranked high. But even though it's easy, that doesn't mean it's right. Denver is full of great events this weekend that are cheap and cool -- in spirit, if not in actual temperature. From films made in just 48 hours to trunk ... More >>
Sterile Garden/Genimi Trajectory
It takes a village to raise a child, but it only takes one meddling homeowners association to tear that child down. Earlier this month, CBS4 reported that a private HOA within the Stapleton neighborhood had decided to ban a three-year-old girl from drawing with colored chalk on the sidewalks in a sh ... More >>
By arranging compact cabbages in spiral clusters around a thick stalk in an effort to realize maximum nutritional values with minimal land use, the Stapleton Brussels sprout has quickly become the profit-driven urban planner's dream vegetable...
The bar at Famous Dave's is back in business.Back in April, a street sweeper almost wiped out the Famous Dave's in Stapleton when it crashed into the front of the building. Although the dining room reopened the next day, the bar area had suffered more damage, and has been shuttered since Apri ... More >>
Flickr Walkability -- that is, how close a property is located to grocery stores, banks, restaurants, bus routes and bike trails -- is becoming increasingly important to home-buyers and apartment-dwellers, says local realtor John Skrabec. "People see the benefits of a walkable lifestyle and ... More >>
I was out in Stapleton last night when I found myself with a late-night craving for pupusas, the El Salvadoran staple that looks like a fat corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, pork or vegetables. And since it wasn't practical to drive up to Boulder to Pupusas Sabor Hispano, our pick for Best P ... More >>
Did you know Denver cops have expanded DUI enforcement in the Stapleton neighborhood to bicycles, skateboards and even strollers, which are being used to transport obscene amounts of liquor in addition to toddlers? You would if you check out The Stapletonion, a new website that advises reader ... More >>
Big pics below.Urban explorers are everywhere these days. They're breaking into abandoned buildings like the Gates Rubber Company, where a teenage girl fell through the roof this past weekend and wound up badly injured. In steam and transportation tunnels under the city. At old missile silos ... More >>
Neighborhood Icon #1 of 76: Stapleton As illustrated in the graphic above, the control tower from the former Stapleton International Airport has been left behind to serve as the neighborhood's iconographic landmark -- and that's only fitting. Absolutely nothing happens in this neighborhood wi ... More >>
Stapletoners recreating, from Discover Stapleton.National Public Radio doesn't do advertising -- not unless you count all those support announcements, which pretty much add up to the same thing. But a piece heard this morning pretty much adds up to a commercial for Denver's Stapleton neighbor ... More >>
Udi's Bread Cafe, which already has locations in Stapleton (7357 East 29th Avenue); Louisville (185 South 104th Street); Aurora (12700 East 19th Street); and north Denver (101 East 70th Avenue), officially opens its fifth location today at 7600 Grandview in Olde Town Arvada, directly across the s ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Figure 39. East Colfax: Emperor penguin on the edge All of the exotic creatures that come to Denver eventually end up on East Colfax Avenue. So, it should be no surprise to find a penguin perched on a porch in the neighborhood named ... More >>
The Berkshire, 7352 East 29th Avenue, one of our favorite places for pig - and to pig out - is putting pork on the back-burner, at least for tonight. That's because the Stapleton-based temple of swine is hosting its first Maine lobster bake with all the required fixings - corn on the cob, ste ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments.... Figure 32. Stapleton: Daring display of personality dangles on TV dish Stapleton is Denver's newest neighborhood, and every detail, from family pharmaceutical profiles to pocket-park playground-equipment color, has been painstakingly ... More >>
McBoat Photography Starting next week, you can enjoy some alcohol with your meal at An's Lemongrass Grille -- at least the downtown location at 1617 California Street. It was recently awarded a liquor license, and the plan is to start serving beer and wine, and maybe some sake as well. The ... More >>
Nick Wrona is no stranger to the spatula. He grills cheesesteaks out of a truck these days, but he was the original executive chef at the Berkshire in Stapleton, then experimented with a crepe cart before settling on cheesesteaks six months ago. "I like this. I want to stick with this," he ... More >>
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 >>
Art for the Animals raises bucks for The Urban Farm.
Comedy gains a foothold in Stapleton.
The Coral Room is an exotic addition to Stapleton.
Denver School of Science and Technology
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Monday, October 25, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-8078.
The go-go years of the 1980s resurface in a bid for the old Stapleton Airport.
THE CITY HIRES A PR CONSULTANT TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT OUR EX-AIRPORT IS BIG AND EMPTY.
AT DIA, PASSENGERS ARE DOWN, BUT STAFFING IS UP.
THE CITY'S VAUNTED KING SOOPERS DEAL BARELY REGISTERS ON THE STAPLETON REDEVELOPMENT RADAR.
SO LONG, STAPLETON: TRIPS DOWN MEMORY LANE AND OTHER FLIGHTS OF FANCY.A DAY IN THE DEATH OF STAPLETON
KING SOOPERS BALKS AGAIN ON KEY REDEVELOPMENT DEAL.
THE CITY'S BRAGFEST ABOUT KING SOOPERS MOVING ITS HEADQUARTERS TO STAPLETON APPEARS SLIGHTLY OVERSTATED.
MAPMAKERS DRAW A BLANK WHERE STAPLETON'S CONCERNED.
THE CITY PAYS UP TO $14 A WORD FOR A CONSULTANT'S REPORT ON STAPLETON.
Regional airports had high hopes when DIA said it wasn't interested in private avaiation. But guess what? DIA changed its mind. Again. Gorilla tactics as dia makes a grab for private planes, regional airports bail out of their expansion plans.