Meet Me at the Station

All aboard! The transformed Union Station officially opens today, showing off a $54 million remodeling project that added a fancy hotel and fifteen exciting restaurants and retail stores, including everything from a compact Tattered Cover outpost to Stoic & Genuine, the tony new eatery from Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch. Get to know your way around the sleek transportation hub at today’s free Union Station Grand Opening, a street festival on an amped-up scale, with food trucks, beer tents and vendors both inside and out, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Entertainment includes live music with the Railbenders, Rachel and the Kings, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers,” spokeswoman Kate Davis says.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for noon, and the major attraction — the building itself — will be the subject of free timed tours offered throughout the day from noon to 8 p.m.

Bring the family to 1701 Wynkoop Street and stay the day; you can breakfast beforehand at Snooze, try the Milkbox for ice cream or grab a coffee at Pigtrain while you’re there. Tour reservations can be made online in advance; book yours and get more information at
Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2014

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