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After the first pitch is thrown at Coors Field each year, downtown Denver seems to wake up. Patios are packed. Sunburns proliferate. And pedestrians pound the pavement on the 16th Street Mall.
Strangely, though, game days are not always the busiest days for foot traffic according to the “State...
April 15 2015, 11:10 AM
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The beginning of the baseball season has always inspired optimism, rejuvenation, and a ton of sappy cliches.
Everyone's in first place on Opening Day!
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Wait 'til this year!
And so on.
As Denver gears up for the Rockies' home opener on Friday—yet...
April 10 2015, 9:00 AM
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You can find reasons to admonish almost everything about the Colorado Rockies—from the mascot to the management. But you must admit, Denver does opening day right. Fans literally paint the town purple as though they are paying homage to Katharine Lee Bates's famous line in "America the Beautiful":...
April 9 2015, 11:00 AM
This article is part of our Best Bars 2015 feature. Find the official 5280 list of the city's best watering holes, trending cocktail ingredients, essays on the makings of a good bar, drinking alone, and more at 5280.com/bestbars2015. Read part 1 of our roundup of new bars here...
February 18 2015, 11:01 AM
This article is part of our Best Bars 2015 feature. Find the official 5280 list of the city's best watering holes, trending cocktail ingredients, essays on the makings of a good bar, drinking alone, and more at 5280.com/bestbars2015. Read part 2 of our new bars roundup here...
February 11 2015, 10:30 AM
The Neighborhood: LoDo
Over the past few years, Lower Downtown—aka LoDo—has seen a resurgence of activity, with bars, shops, and restaurants opening in once-vacant retail spaces and newly constructed buildings. Plus, with the reopening of Union Station, the neighborhood is now bustling with even...
September 10 2014, 11:50 AM
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If you've been to LoDo since last month's debut of the revitalized Union Station, you've seen it yourself: Children run squealing through the fountains just off Wynkoop Street; businesspeople shuttle in and out of Protein Bar over lunch, quinoa wraps in hand; friends meet for drinks on the...
August 28 2014, 10:29 AM
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In the early 2000s, the city of Denver had its plan to modernize the Union Station area in place. It entailed updating the historic building while also moving buses and light rail lines—underground, in some cases. Eventually, real estate developers would construct residential and commercial...
July 22 2014, 9:10 AM