Good thing the city didn't schedule tonight's Mayor's Design Awards on the rooftop deck of one of its award winners: Ale House at Amato's, where the view of downtown offers a stunning look of where the city is going...and how its growing.
Instead, tonight's ceremony announcing a record-breaking seventeen winners of the seventh annual Mayor's Design Awards -- some of "Denver's most cutting-edge and distinctive homeowners, businesses and developers" -- will be indoors at the Mercury Cafe, a previous honoree.
The winners include businesses both old and new, in buildings both old and new. And they are:
Engine House #5, 1331 19th Street
Vestal/Hua Residence, 2013 Grove Street
Hangar 2, 7581 East Academy Boulevard
Stickline/Roach Residence, 601 East Martindale Drive
Evans/Kampstra Residence, 2745 Umatilla Street
Tejon34, 3400 Tejon Street
Sustainability Park, 2500 Lawrence Street
Ale House at Amato's, 2501 16th Street
Bistro Vendôme,1420 Larimer Street
Marczyk Fine Foods on Colfax, 5100 East Colfax Avenue
Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni Street
Jelly, 600 East 13th Avenue
Anchor Center for Blind Children, 2550 Roslyn Street
Great Divide Brewing Company, 2201 Arapahoe Street
bittersweet, 500 East Alameda Avenue
West Side Books, 3434 West 32nd Avenue
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The ceremony, which starts at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public; a reception will follow from 7 to 8 p.m., with snacks and a cash bar. The Mercury Cafe is located at 2199 California Street; find more information here.