Back in August, I wrote a love letter to Denver, the city I used to know. Though my intention was to remember the good things about my city that are gone now, it was also, perhaps, a thinly veiled criticism of the way progress is going in Denver. Recently, there was a "blog" (I say that in quotation ... More >>
As American National Poetry Slam Champion and executive director of the award-winning Minor Disturbance Youth Slam Team, Ken Arkind gets to share his words with the world. A lot of those words are about his native turf of Denver, Aurora and the Colfax Avenue connection, and his second book, Coyotes, ... More >>
Last week, the mayor's office confirmed that Fuqua Development and its capital partner, the Lionstone Group, were negotiating with King Soopers regarding the anchor retail spot in a revised development plan for the former CU Health Sciences Center property at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard ... More >>
After a lengthy public hearing where dozens of property owners and merchants in the Five Points area weighed in on the future of the historic neighborhood, the Denver City Council voted to approve a controversial redevelopment plan that deems the area "blighted." Supporters argue that the plan will ... More >>
Tonight, Denver City Council will vote on a plan to redevelop the Welton Corridor -- and some property owners in the area fear that if it passes, it will allow the city to seize their homes and businesses. But the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, the entity behind the proposal, argues that those conc ... More >>
The comments continue to pour in regarding the imminent closing of Pagliacci's, which Lori Midson reported here Saturday, and have inspired an outpouring of memories of the restaurant overseen by the sad, neon clown for more than six decades...and more discussion of the changes in northwest Denver.
Today, we have for you a piece of news that you probably already knew just by looking around you: Parts of Denver are rapidly getting whiter! So much so that Denver's 80205 zip code managed to make it onto a list of the fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in the country. Hooray!
Letters from the week of 8/21/2008
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
If its after eleven, it's illegal to cross the Highland Bridge.
Crossroads Theater hits the streets with this play about four Irish women.
Jefferson Park is being touted as the next Highland, and developers are taking notice -- but not all of the attention is appreciated.
Jude Law gets his urban renewal on in Minghella’s dramatic dud.
L.A. gentrifiers pay tribute to a community under siege.
First Round the Corner disappeared. Now Tattered Cover. What's next?
Denver gets down to business about the arts.
Jay's Patio Cafe
It takes a village to raze a Chinese restaurant.
The City Park West Gazette chooses its battles -- lots of them.
Steven Altman, Untitled
Denver's time-warped skybridges are coming down.
Emblems of a bulldozing era, downtown's skybridges become a sore point.