Ralph Nader Pitches His Tent on Block 162

Newly spiffy Block 162, formerly one of the worst blocks in Denver, will be strutting its stuff during the convention. On the 16th Street Mall side of the block, the oft-maligned Fontius Building, now officially the Sage Building (named after future tenant Sage Hospitality), is now scaffolding-free, its historic renovation complete before the DNC just as owner Evan Makovsky had hoped. On the other, building-free side of the block, the 2,000-person mega tent recently erected as a temporary measure until Makovsky starts construction there will be hosting its first major events during the DNC -- including a rally hosted by Ralph Nader.