When one train pulls out of the station, another pulls in. That's how it seems to be working out for Stephanie Shearer and Chris Bacorn -- with a little help from "What Does LoDo Need," a contest we told you about earlier this year. The two have figured out what Denver likes -- and how to make smal ... More >>
Hopdoddy Burger Bar started in Austin, Texas, in 2010 and now has four locations in the Lone Star state, plus a fifth store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hopdoddy has selected Denver for its sixth location; construction is well under way to open in the new building just northeast of Union Station some eig ... More >>
Union Station is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, July 26, two weeks behind schedule -- but one of the restaurants going into the historic building is even further down the track: Mercantile Dining & Provision. Still, Mercantile -- a 5,000 square foot restaurant in the north wing helmed by Ale ... More >>
Two and a half years after Union Station closed for a major renovation, the century-old facility is almost ready for its close-up -- and the first restaurant tenant, Stoic & Genuine, will open at 11 a.m. today, more than two weeks before the official grand opening of Union Station on July 26. By th ... More >>
In early July, Denver Union Station will hold its grand opening, the tenants of which include a swell of restaurants, bars and cafes: Mercantile Dining & Provision, a restaurant and market from Fruition chef-owner Alex Seidel; Stoic & Genuine, Jennifer Jasinski's new restaurant, the kitchen of which ... More >>
With the grand reopening of Denver Union Station less than four months away, Larimer Associates and its partners in the project just announced eight more retail and restaurant tenants for the renovated facility set to debut on July 12. And not only are all of these tenants from Colorado, but several ... More >>
Aurora has big balls -- and we're not just talking the globes out at Buckley. This morning, Aurora mayor Steve Hogan announced that the city, the Aurora Renewal Authority and RIDA Development Corporation is suing a group of eleven hotels -- five with a common owner or operator -- that had earlier su ... More >>
While the truncated 4/20 festivities have turned Civic Center Park into ground zero for a discussion of which events are a First Amendment exercise and which are commercial, the Civic Center Conservancy will soon take a pot-free breather. On May 8, the Civic Center Conservancy, Historic Denver Inc. ... More >>
Patricia Calhoun's reporting about the model-train layouts that have graced Union Station for decades, and the prospect of them losing their longtime home, has triggered a mixture of nostalgia and resolve that the situation must be fixed. Here's one example -- a reader for whom the trains have a spe ... More >>
Melanie Asmar's post about the transformation of Union Station from a sleepy train stop to a multi-modal hub featured photos of construction and renderings about what the place will look like when it's finished. But one reader hopes some things are preserved.
Alison Krauss & Union StationGoing strong for nearly four decades, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival just announced that Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, John Prine, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Leftover Salmon, Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio, Punch Brothers, P ... More >>
Union Station was once a bustling spot, but as fewer people decided to "travel by train," as its neon sign advises, more and more businesses pulled out of the station. By the early '80s, the only refreshment options were a soda fountain in the lobby, the classic Caboose Lounge and, for two gl ... More >>
In the 1860s, the town fathers of baby Denver realized the city would never grow without the railroads -- but the transcontinental route was moving full-steam ahead through Wyoming. So Denver boosters funded a spur line that ran from Cheyenne to Denver, and saved the city. That move involved ... More >>
Frasca Food and WineThe area around Union Station has recently gained several high-profile restaurants, including Coohills and Charlie Palmer's pair of spots, District Meats and Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza (opening next week), with The Kitchen and the Squeaky Bean coming next year. Now Union Sta ... More >>
The Off Limits crew films in the Union Station construction site.To most people, the construction at Union Station is only an eyesore made of dirt and debris that has forced the Amtrak station to move many blocks away. And Denver International Airport's baggage system is only a danger to your ... More >>
On Sunday, a troop of independent Denver restaurants -- all of which are members of EatDenver -- will congregate in the parking lot of Union Station as part of The Big Eat, a circus-themed culinary orgy that also includes plenty of libations from local brewers and distillers, as well as juggl ... More >>
A Flickr photo"How many more miles to go, mom?"Local blogs need love, too. The Mile High Mamas are demanding stronger protection against household toxins via an event called "The Million Baby Crawl." Hope somebody invests in a whole lotta kneepads... 5280's Michael de Yoanna tries to figure ... More >>
The Denver Public LibraryThe original Mizpah ArchEverything was in place for one of the biggest social events of the season. Union Station was primed to host "A Night in Old Union Station," a swanky, Victorian-themed gala, on October 15, with tickets set at $40 to $200 to raise money for a re ... More >>
View Larger Map Big news on the transportation front: The long-awaited redevelopment of Union Station into a new transportation hub got underway yesterday. Sure, it's just some preliminary work on utility lines, but considering the lengthy and convoluted back story to the redevelopment, just the fac ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Our daily round-up of local bloggage. If you don't want to know what Bengals bloggers think about this week's Broncos-Bengals game, then you need to kiss the baby. (Mile High Report) The future of Union Station, visualized. (Denver Egotist) Who are Denver's biggest sports st ... More >>
If the president can do it, so can everyone else. What Colorado needs now are more sudsy sit-downs. Here's an example (see our previous pairings here and here): Dispute: Union Station vs. government agencies, developers and civic groups Beer: Wynkoop Brewing Company's Light Rail Ale C'mon, ... More >>
I'm looking over the Platte Valley at the sliver of the "Travel by Train" sign I can still on Union Station through pricy lofts and office buildings constructed over the last few years. And some day there will be a lot more of them, if current plans for the revelopment of Union Station play out -- ... More >>
I'm looking out my back window over the Platte Valley, across the highway and the river and the railyards to Union Station, and thinking that I'll never see the Ski Train pull up again. After close to seventy years, the last twenty of them under owner Phil Anschutz, the train has jumped track, the e ... More >>
Union Station Lately, the Union Station redevelopment plan has been cruising along nicely, with one political roadblock after another falling to the wayside. Last month, the citizen-based Open Space Initiative Group all but capitulated in its efforts to have the project's developers ditch plans to ... More >>
One of the most contentious aspects of Union Station's ambitious redevelopment -- the construction of two modern wing buildings on either side of the historic station -- is poised to move forward. Yesterday, the Union Station Neighborhood Company, the master developers on the project, announced the ... More >>
Courtesy of Skidmore Owings Merrill The proposed Union Station train shed As noted in the blog "New Architectural Images Released of Denver International Airport. Oh, Wait, That's Denver Union Station," the developers behind the ongoing Union Station project recently unveiled new architectural conc ... More >>
While debate continues over the planned construction of two wing buildings in front of Denver's Union Station as part of the historic station's transformation into a new transit hub, some of the attention -- and debate -- may soon shift to the train shed to be built behind the station. Concept image ... More >>
Union Station. The developers behind the new-and-improved Union Station -- the subject of the August feature story "Union Station May Become Denver's Gateway Again... If It Stays on Track" -- are hard at work crafting a plan for the public spaces around this future transit hub -- plazas and walkwa ... More >>
Union Station. Denver Union Station’s Final Environmental Impact Statement, prepared by the Regional Transportation District and other local agencies, is one of the final pre-construction steps in the station’s protracted redevelopment. It’s also one of the last chances the public will get t ... More >>
A modest proposal for Union Station's plaza. Plans are quickly progressing on the new public spaces to be constructed as part of Union Station’s redevelopment. Hargreaves Associates, the landscape architect in charge, has been regularly presenting progress on its plan, including an asymmetrical ... More >>
All aboard. The $477 million plan to transform Denver’s Union Station into a bustling transit hub is inching forward, even as protracted debate about what, exactly, this hub should look like continues. Today, September 9, at 12:15 at the Tattered Cover Lodo, an organization called the Open Space ... More >>
Elvis has left the building -- the hard way. After Hillary Clinton moved that the delegates at the Democratic National Convention make Barack Obama the Dems' presidential candidate by acclimation, the throng outside MSNBC's headquarters behind Union Station erupted in applause. After watching them ... More >>
The Ski Train is the way to get into the high country.
About damn time. As reported on the Denver Infill blog, plans are in the works to include space for a much-needed supermarket downtown at 19th and Chestnut, just west of Union Station. The developer, Nichols Partnership, the same team behind the Clayton Lane complex in Cherry Creek, and the Spire sk ... More >>
All aboard for summer fun.
From the week of September 26, 2002
Will LoDo ever be more than a playground for big kids?
On the block
From the week of April 19, 2001
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
December 24 - 30, 1998
STAID OLD UNION STATION FINDS ITSELF IN THE SWIRL OF LODO DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES.