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Last week, Governor John Hickenlooper announced a $100 million plan to make Colorado “the best state for biking.”
The plan is a welcomed one for residents; while many consider Denver a bike-friendly city, two-wheeling commuters and longtime locals know the metro area has room for improvement....
September 21 2015, 4:25 PM
What you'll save on the 16th will amount to no more than a few copper-colored coins; Shutterstock
We all have pet peeves. For example, two of my primary ones are costume parties for the sake of costume parties—that is, aliased gatherings that are unattached to a specific and costume-worthy occasion—and any grown man riding a skateboard who isn't making a living at it.
I also hate...
September 15 2015, 9:30 AM
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The term "urban food desert" typically refers to neglected and often downtrodden areas of a city that due to geography, poverty—and occasionally, historical systematic hostility—lack all kinds of basic amenities.
Until a few weeks ago, one of Denver's most prominent food deserts also happened to...
September 4 2015, 9:30 AM
Rufio the Bernese Mountain Dog enjoys an afternoon in the 5280 magazine office. —Courtesy of Erin Skarda
If there’s one thing that Coloradans love just as much as their craft beer, it’s their dogs. Denverites are happy to take their pups wherever they go—including their office.
For example, downtown at O'Brien Advertising, art director Ashlynn Haynes has been bringing Marley, her...
August 26 2015, 9:17 AM
Round-robin discussions and storytelling sessions make the Makers Convergence unique. Photo courtesy of Imbibe Events.
With the rise of online marketplaces like Etsy and the increasing popularity of shopping local, more and more creative Coloradans have taken the plunge in recent years into starting their own small businesses.
The folks at Imbibe Events took this local creator-centered market by storm when they...
August 21 2015, 12:30 PM
The Front Range influx continues; Shutterstock
As all those construction cranes and the deepening traffic congestion remind us every day, Denver has become a desirable destination for transplants from all over the country.
This week's news from Forbes might make us even more irresistible. On Wednesday, the venerable...
July 30 2015, 8:30 AM
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Chrome Industries, the maker of marquee messenger bags for hippies, yuppies, businesspeople, and bike people, has come home to the Front Range. The recently opened retail hub in LoDo joins the ranks of eight global locations in places like New York City, Chicago, Osaka, and San Francisco, where the...
July 7 2015, 11:15 AM
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We know Denver and the Front Range will grow exponentially over the next 30 years; now we just have to prepare for it.
That was the theme of Thursday’s Rocky Mountain CitySummit at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. The daylong gathering, organized by the Downtown Denver Partnership...
April 24 2015, 9:45 AM