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Denver has this uncanny way of...ensuring nature and technology finds a cozy place in your heart. 
First Draft in RiNo is an amazing tech forward bar...Truly a one of a kind experience for a beer lover that does not like to wait for refills! Think of yourself as your own bartender and check it out! 
#milehighcity #milehigh #coloradolove #coloradogram #rinoartsdistrict #firstdrafttaproom #techbar #selfservebar #beerlover #denvernights #denverite #favoritebar#5280eats #5280
Denver has this uncanny way of...ensuring nature and technology finds a cozy place in your heart. First Draft in RiNo is an amazing tech forward bar...Truly a one of a kind experience for a beer lover that does not like to wait for refills! Think of yourself as your own bartender and check it out! #milehighcity  #milehigh  #coloradolove  #coloradogram  #rinoartsdistrict  #firstdrafttaproom  #techbar  #selfservebar  #beerlover  #denvernights  #denverite  #favoritebar #5280eats  #5280 
Just a few sights from the market in Hanoi! Such colorful food and kind people!  #nofilter #vietnam #hanoi #ilovevietnam #freshfood #denverite #travel #color #travelphotography #everydaypeople #dragonfruit @meraandmichaeltravel
These gorgeous sunrises are enough to get me out of bed at 6:30 every morning! I can't get enough! November in Denver has been on of my favorite months so far for epic sunrises and sunsets! #denver #colorado #ilovecolorado #denvercolorado #sunrise #fall #winteriscoming #denverite
My travel warrior garb - boxer briefs and the money belt to keep the passport and $ safe 😂 thanks to @merabear85 for the awesome gift and continuing to be seen in public with me! #travel #nerd #traveler #denverite #vietnam #hanoi #money #seasia  #thumbsup #👍forever
We love Vietnam! Also @merabear85 displaying the the correct way to eat Pho #travel #food #vietnam #asia #welovevietnam #denverite @meraandmichaeltravel
Saturday night star party with @dustin_doing_stuff. 💫
Saturday night star party with @dustin_doing_stuff. 💫
@merabear85 and I taking a cooking class in #Hanoi Vietnam! We love many things about  #vietnam though #Vietnamesefood is at the top of the list! #explore #adventure #travel #eat #springrolls #colorado #denverite #theworldguru
✨ we helped paint a mural today ✨
✨ we helped paint a mural today ✨
Lannie's Night Shine✨
Lannie's Night Shine✨
6 months of research, 3 months of gathering materials and forming the outline, 3 weeks of sewing nonstop!
6 months of research, 3 months of gathering materials and forming the outline, 3 weeks of sewing nonstop!
For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce:

On East #Colfax Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver institution is hiding in plain sight.

Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade.

The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can.

On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen.

And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com

#303 #5280 #denvereats #denverite

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For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce: On East #Colfax  Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver  institution is hiding in plain sight. Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade. The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can. On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen. And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com #303  #5280  #denvereats  #denverite  Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite
For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce:

On East #Colfax Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver institution is hiding in plain sight.

Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade.

The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can.

On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen.

And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com

#303 #5280 #denvereats #denverite #cinemagraph #gif #gifumentary #gifjournalism

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite
For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce: On East #Colfax  Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver  institution is hiding in plain sight. Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade. The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can. On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen. And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com #303  #5280  #denvereats  #denverite  #cinemagraph  #gif  #gifumentary  #gifjournalism  Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite
For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce:

On East #Colfax Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver institution is hiding in plain sight.

Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade.

The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can.

On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen.

And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com

#303 #5280 #denvereats #denverite

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite
For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce: On East #Colfax  Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver  institution is hiding in plain sight. Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade. The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can. On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen. And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com #303  #5280  #denvereats  #denverite  Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite
For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce:

On East #Colfax Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver institution is hiding in plain sight.

Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade.

The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can.

On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen.

And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com

#303 #5280 #denvereats #denverite
For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce: On East #Colfax  Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important #Denver  institution is hiding in plain sight. Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade. The deal is pretty simple. In exchange for a meal, you can donate your time, money or produce. You give what you can. On a Wednesday afternoon, Brad Lumpkin and Justin Bookhardt are at SAME to get a meal in exchange for some time in the kitchen. They came to Denver from Chicago and have been working for temp agencies, coming to the café for the last few months for meals. Lumpkin used to be a sous chef, so he’s comfortable spending time in the kitchen. And everyone who steps up to the counter at SAME Café has the same experience, Executive Director Brad Reubendale says. They’re served their food before staff asks, “How would you like to participate in our community?” Read Ashley Dean’s full story at Denverite.com #303  #5280  #denvereats  #denverite 
It's #Foodphotography O'Clock at @dnvrite again, this time Punch Bowl Social.

#Denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
It's #Foodphotography O'Clock at @dnvrite again, this time Punch Bowl Social.

#Denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
It's #Foodphotography O'Clock at @dnvrite again, this time Punch Bowl Social.

#Denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
@PunchBowlSocial #Stapleton is set to kick off their grand opening this weekend, and hot darn does it look delicious.

#303 #5280 #denverite #denvereats #milehighcity
Here’s what we still don’t know about what #Colorado sent #Amazon to lure #HQ2:

#Denver economic officials kept some information from the public Thursday when they released the official proposal sent to Amazon.com Inc. last month outlining why the Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth should build in Colorado.

Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. redacted the 77-page document so residents could not see which cities and sites where pitched to Amazon. The proposal shared Thursday also left out the “potential value of incentives” Amazon could get from state programs. “We never said we were never going to release the proposal. What we said is we were never going to release the confidential site information and the proprietary information,” said J.J. Ament, CEO of Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.

EDC officials made good on their promise to highlight eight sites in the proposal that would be particularly good for Amazon, but all 30 that met Amazon’s criteria were also included.

Metro Denver EDC did not share information Thursday about the sites where Amazon could go. Tom Clark headed up the EDC from 2003 until earlier this year and said at a panel at the Denver Press Club this week that secrecy has long been a staple of the organization.

Some people are worried about the possibility of Amazon moving near their neighborhood considering the influence the facility could have on traffic, land values, displacement and gentrification. “We are collecting voices in support and paying close attention to voices that raise concern as we continue down this path,” Turid Nagel-Casebolt, director of business development at Denver Office of Economic Development, said. “We have to be very thoughtful in our responses to address both the opportunity and the all the concerns that come with it.” Read Adrian Garcia’s full story at Denverite.com

#303 #5280 #queencityofthecranes #denverite @milehighcity
Here’s what we still don’t know about what #Colorado  sent #Amazon  to lure #HQ2 : #Denver  economic officials kept some information from the public Thursday when they released the official proposal sent to Amazon.com Inc. last month outlining why the Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth should build in Colorado. Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. redacted the 77-page document so residents could not see which cities and sites where pitched to Amazon. The proposal shared Thursday also left out the “potential value of incentives” Amazon could get from state programs. “We never said we were never going to release the proposal. What we said is we were never going to release the confidential site information and the proprietary information,” said J.J. Ament, CEO of Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. EDC officials made good on their promise to highlight eight sites in the proposal that would be particularly good for Amazon, but all 30 that met Amazon’s criteria were also included. Metro Denver EDC did not share information Thursday about the sites where Amazon could go. Tom Clark headed up the EDC from 2003 until earlier this year and said at a panel at the Denver Press Club this week that secrecy has long been a staple of the organization. Some people are worried about the possibility of Amazon moving near their neighborhood considering the influence the facility could have on traffic, land values, displacement and gentrification. “We are collecting voices in support and paying close attention to voices that raise concern as we continue down this path,” Turid Nagel-Casebolt, director of business development at Denver Office of Economic Development, said. “We have to be very thoughtful in our responses to address both the opportunity and the all the concerns that come with it.” Read Adrian Garcia’s full story at Denverite.com #303  #5280  #queencityofthecranes  #denverite  @milehighcity
Colorado Mills exec hopes customers give the mall the ‘benefit of the doubt’ after Nov. 21 reopening:

When customers return to #ColoradoMills next week after a nearly half-year hiatus, they’ll see a mall that still needs work.

The owner of the property, Simon Property Group out of Indianapolis, rushed to get the shopping center open ahead of Black Friday to make sure retailers caught the shopping season and the city of Lakewood stopped losing sales tax revenue, said Gregg Goodman, president of The Mills division. #Colorado Mills is scheduled to reopen its doors 10 a.m. Tuesday. “We made a decision not long after we started the remediation of the project to try to get as much of it as we could open by the holidays, knowing going in, realistically, we wouldn’t be able to complete the job,” Goodman told #Denverite this week.

Colorado Mills closed May 8 after a highly destructive spring storm dumped hail that damaged the roof and flooded common areas as well as stores. Days of rain followed the storm.

Work still needs to be done on the 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center. A media preview event is scheduled for Monday so reporters can see the extent of restoration completed. “Any roof that’s out there of this size and any type of property of this size has the occasional leak here and there. But we never had any major issues,” Goodman said. “This could not have been foreseen. It was simply bad luck and then bad luck on top of the bad luck with the continuance of the rain.” Goodman declined to share an estimate of the damage. From January through September, Simon Property Group spent $72.7 million on repairs and maintenance nationwide — about a $569,000 or 1 percent increase year over year, according to a financial report released earlier this year.

The city of #Lakewood expected to lose $2.7 million in sales tax revenue through 2017 because of the mall closure.

Read Adrian Garcia’s full story at Denverite.com - photos from last May after the hail storm.

#303 #5280 #queencityofthecranes #milehighcity
Colorado Mills exec hopes customers give the mall the ‘benefit of the doubt’ after Nov. 21 reopening: When customers return to #ColoradoMills  next week after a nearly half-year hiatus, they’ll see a mall that still needs work. The owner of the property, Simon Property Group out of Indianapolis, rushed to get the shopping center open ahead of Black Friday to make sure retailers caught the shopping season and the city of Lakewood stopped losing sales tax revenue, said Gregg Goodman, president of The Mills division. #Colorado  Mills is scheduled to reopen its doors 10 a.m. Tuesday. “We made a decision not long after we started the remediation of the project to try to get as much of it as we could open by the holidays, knowing going in, realistically, we wouldn’t be able to complete the job,” Goodman told #Denverite  this week. Colorado Mills closed May 8 after a highly destructive spring storm dumped hail that damaged the roof and flooded common areas as well as stores. Days of rain followed the storm. Work still needs to be done on the 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center. A media preview event is scheduled for Monday so reporters can see the extent of restoration completed. “Any roof that’s out there of this size and any type of property of this size has the occasional leak here and there. But we never had any major issues,” Goodman said. “This could not have been foreseen. It was simply bad luck and then bad luck on top of the bad luck with the continuance of the rain.” Goodman declined to share an estimate of the damage. From January through September, Simon Property Group spent $72.7 million on repairs and maintenance nationwide — about a $569,000 or 1 percent increase year over year, according to a financial report released earlier this year. The city of #Lakewood  expected to lose $2.7 million in sales tax revenue through 2017 because of the mall closure. Read Adrian Garcia’s full story at Denverite.com - photos from last May after the hail storm. #303  #5280  #queencityofthecranes  #milehighcity 
Carriage houses and casitas could help fight #gentrification on #Denver’s West Side:

Miguel Ramirez has no problem paying the mortgage on his Westwood home right now, but he’s facing a major property tax increase next year — and it probably won’t be the last one.

At 49, he’s not getting any younger, and he knows that life — and income — can be unpredictable. “This house is like my board, and I’m floating in the ocean,” Ramirez said. “If I lose this, I go back to renting and who knows where and who knows how long?” West Denver Renaissance Collaborative plans to launch a major housing initiative early next year to help West Side homeowners like Ramirez gain more stability by building #accessorydwellingunits — carriage houses, casitas, granny flats, in-law apartments, call them what you like — on their property. 
In 2010, a zoning change allowed many Denver neighborhoods to opt in to ADUs. The idea of squeezing low-rise, small-scale affordable housing into existing single-family neighborhoods is very popular in the world of affordable housing theorists, and what’s not to love? Homeowners get an additional source of income, renters get more options and neighborhood character doesn’t change as dramatically as when single-family houses are scraped for mid-rise apartments.

But since 2010, just 84 ADUs have been built in Denver. There are a variety of reasons for this, but one of them is that it’s really expensive and nearly impossible to get financing. By the time you account for hiring an architect and waiting months for permits, it can cost around $250,000 to build a 600 square foot unit, and banks generally won’t issue loans for them because they can’t repossess a granny flat if you default. “That’s not acceptable,” said Renee Martinez-Stone, director of the #WestDenver Renaissance Collaborative. ADUs have ended up being a “tool of privilege,” she said, but it doesn’t have to be that way. “This is a tool that could keep people in place. It shouldn’t just be for people who are capitalized and connected to contractors.” Catch Erica Meltzer’s full story at Denverite.com.

#303 #5280 #denverite
Carriage houses and casitas could help fight #gentrification  on #Denver ’s West Side: Miguel Ramirez has no problem paying the mortgage on his Westwood home right now, but he’s facing a major property tax increase next year — and it probably won’t be the last one. At 49, he’s not getting any younger, and he knows that life — and income — can be unpredictable. “This house is like my board, and I’m floating in the ocean,” Ramirez said. “If I lose this, I go back to renting and who knows where and who knows how long?” West Denver Renaissance Collaborative plans to launch a major housing initiative early next year to help West Side homeowners like Ramirez gain more stability by building #accessorydwellingunits  — carriage houses, casitas, granny flats, in-law apartments, call them what you like — on their property. In 2010, a zoning change allowed many Denver neighborhoods to opt in to ADUs. The idea of squeezing low-rise, small-scale affordable housing into existing single-family neighborhoods is very popular in the world of affordable housing theorists, and what’s not to love? Homeowners get an additional source of income, renters get more options and neighborhood character doesn’t change as dramatically as when single-family houses are scraped for mid-rise apartments. But since 2010, just 84 ADUs have been built in Denver. There are a variety of reasons for this, but one of them is that it’s really expensive and nearly impossible to get financing. By the time you account for hiring an architect and waiting months for permits, it can cost around $250,000 to build a 600 square foot unit, and banks generally won’t issue loans for them because they can’t repossess a granny flat if you default. “That’s not acceptable,” said Renee Martinez-Stone, director of the #WestDenver  Renaissance Collaborative. ADUs have ended up being a “tool of privilege,” she said, but it doesn’t have to be that way. “This is a tool that could keep people in place. It shouldn’t just be for people who are capitalized and connected to contractors.” Catch Erica Meltzer’s full story at Denverite.com. #303  #5280  #denverite 
Cory Gardner says Senate should expel Roy Moore if he’s elected:

As head of the National #Republican Senatorial Committee, the group charged with holding and expanding his party’s slim Senate majority, U.S. Sen. #CoryGardner has walked a fine line when it comes to Roy Moore.

He’s not doing that anymore.

In a statement issued Monday after a fifth accuser came forward to say that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager and he was an adult, Gardner said Moore should not continue his candidacy and that if elected, the #Senate should vote to expel him. “I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office,” Gardner said in his capacity as chair of NRSC. “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.” While other Republicans have called on Moore to quit the race for Alabama’s Senate seat, Gardner appears to be the first person — at least of this prominence — to say Moore should not be allowed to serve.

Excerpt of a story by Erica Meltzer - catch the full thread at Denverite.com

#303 #5280 #copolitics #denverite
Cory Gardner says Senate should expel Roy Moore if he’s elected: As head of the National #Republican  Senatorial Committee, the group charged with holding and expanding his party’s slim Senate majority, U.S. Sen. #CoryGardner  has walked a fine line when it comes to Roy Moore. He’s not doing that anymore. In a statement issued Monday after a fifth accuser came forward to say that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager and he was an adult, Gardner said Moore should not continue his candidacy and that if elected, the #Senate  should vote to expel him. “I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office,” Gardner said in his capacity as chair of NRSC. “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.” While other Republicans have called on Moore to quit the race for Alabama’s Senate seat, Gardner appears to be the first person — at least of this prominence — to say Moore should not be allowed to serve. Excerpt of a story by Erica Meltzer - catch the full thread at Denverite.com #303  #5280  #copolitics  #denverite 
Spent some time in church last week learning about the #CathedralBasilicaoftheImmaculateConception’s history. The funnest fact? The church was supposed to be twice as deep, but a neighbor to the north refused to sell his land for the project before they began construction in 1902. Rumor has it that landowner was a local KKK member. In any case, that’s why the building is pushed all the way up to #Colfax.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#5280 #303 #denverite #caphill
Spent some time in church last week learning about the #CathedralBasilicaoftheImmaculateConception ’s history. The funnest fact? The church was supposed to be twice as deep, but a neighbor to the north refused to sell his land for the project before they began construction in 1902. Rumor has it that landowner was a local KKK member. In any case, that’s why the building is pushed all the way up to #Colfax . Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite #5280  #303  #denverite  #caphill 
Spent some time in church last week learning about the #CathedralBasilicaoftheImmaculateConception’s history. The funnest fact? The church was supposed to be twice as deep, but a neighbor to the north refused to sell his land for the project before they began construction in 1902. Rumor has it that landowner was a local KKK member. In any case, that’s why the building is pushed all the way up to #Colfax.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#5280 #303 #denverite #caphill
Spent some time in church last week learning about the #CathedralBasilicaoftheImmaculateConception ’s history. The funnest fact? The church was supposed to be twice as deep, but a neighbor to the north refused to sell his land for the project before they began construction in 1902. Rumor has it that landowner was a local KKK member. In any case, that’s why the building is pushed all the way up to #Colfax . Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite #5280  #303  #denverite  #caphill 
Spent some time in church last week learning about the #CathedralBasilicaoftheImmaculateConception’s history. The funnest fact? The church was supposed to be twice as deep, but a neighbor to the north refused to sell his land for the project before they began construction in 1902. Rumor has it that landowner was a local KKK member. In any case, that’s why the building is pushed all the way up to #Colfax.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#5280 #303 #denverite #caphill
Spent some time in church last week learning about the #CathedralBasilicaoftheImmaculateConception ’s history. The funnest fact? The church was supposed to be twice as deep, but a neighbor to the north refused to sell his land for the project before they began construction in 1902. Rumor has it that landowner was a local KKK member. In any case, that’s why the building is pushed all the way up to #Colfax . Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite #5280  #303  #denverite  #caphill 
“Adventurous” $10 million revamp of Paco Sanchez Park is in full swing now:

One of #Denver’s largest playgrounds is expected to be finished in #PacoSanchez Park early summer 2018 — and the area’s set for another major upgrade right after that.

Currently, crews are installing some very colorful, intricate equipment atop a hill on the north side of the park, which runs along Lakewood Gulch and the W rail line.

And they’ve already installed the big PACO sign at the top of this post, in honor of the late Paco Sanchez, a neighborhood leader who became a state representative.

The second phase:

The bonds package approved by Denver voters this week included $6.6 million for the completion of this project, which could cost close to $10 million in all. That second phase is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019.

It likely will include: -A natural amphitheater with a small stage.
-A kiosk where people can rent athletic gear.
-A plaza that could include outdoor classroom space.
-A “play loop” with different stations. “The series of spaces sort of creates this natural desire to run up and down, to follow all these paths and keep exploring, one leading to the other,” said Michael Bouchard, assistant director of design and construction for Denver parks.

The park will be one of the largest examples of the new “active” philosophy that Denver’s embracing in its parks. “The point is, it’s not just a playground. It’s redesigning a park that was underutilized to begin with, bringing things to do that the residents just haven’t had before.” Story by Andrew Kenney, renderings courtesy of City of Denver/Dig Studio/PORT Urbanism/Independent Architecture.

#303 #5280 #denverite #westcolfax
“Adventurous” $10 million revamp of Paco Sanchez Park is in full swing now: One of #Denver ’s largest playgrounds is expected to be finished in #PacoSanchez  Park early summer 2018 — and the area’s set for another major upgrade right after that. Currently, crews are installing some very colorful, intricate equipment atop a hill on the north side of the park, which runs along Lakewood Gulch and the W rail line. And they’ve already installed the big PACO sign at the top of this post, in honor of the late Paco Sanchez, a neighborhood leader who became a state representative. The second phase: The bonds package approved by Denver voters this week included $6.6 million for the completion of this project, which could cost close to $10 million in all. That second phase is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019. It likely will include: -A natural amphitheater with a small stage. -A kiosk where people can rent athletic gear. -A plaza that could include outdoor classroom space. -A “play loop” with different stations. “The series of spaces sort of creates this natural desire to run up and down, to follow all these paths and keep exploring, one leading to the other,” said Michael Bouchard, assistant director of design and construction for Denver parks. The park will be one of the largest examples of the new “active” philosophy that Denver’s embracing in its parks. “The point is, it’s not just a playground. It’s redesigning a park that was underutilized to begin with, bringing things to do that the residents just haven’t had before.” Story by Andrew Kenney, renderings courtesy of City of Denver/Dig Studio/PORT Urbanism/Independent Architecture. #303  #5280  #denverite  #westcolfax 
No curling iron? No problem! The results required a little taming... But Grandma would be proud.
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T-minus 6 Days until my road trip across the US...I should be working on my packing list - but first, brunch! 👏👏👏
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T-minus 6 Days until my road trip across the US...I should be working on my packing list - but first, brunch! 👏👏👏 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #saturdaysareforbrunch  #happysaturday  #tminus6days  #roadtripprep  #usaroadtrip  #gettingexcited  #packinglist  #procrastination  #denvercolorado  #coloradolife  #denverite  #travelblog  #ilovebrunch  #travelblogger  #thingstodoindenver  #wheretoeat  #nextstopbotanicalgardens  #becauseshecantravel 
#CapitolHill’s Cathedral Basilica has long been part of the neighborhood’s heart and soul:

Capitol Hill’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception curated a rare look into the church’s history on Thursday night. As repairs conclude on its high steeples, Father Ron Cattany looked back into the past, leading an interested crowd through more than 100 years of the congregation’s history and its place in the burgeoning neighborhood.

I’ll give you some highlights here, catch the deeper history in our morning newsletter tomorrow! Link in bio. - #Denver’s first Catholic congregation was founded in 1860, more than 15 years before #Colorado became a state.
-The land where the cathedral sits was purchased in 1902, but construction didn’t start until 1906.
-The building has the most square footage of leaded stained glass of any church in the nation.
-The building was supposed to be twice as long as it is today. Architects had to change plans when a  neighbor refused to sell the land they needed for the original design.
-It cost only a $500,000 to build. Some context: the repair project that’s been going on for the last year has cost multiple millions.
-It’s hosted Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa.

Story by Kevin Beaty.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity #denvertography
#CapitolHill ’s Cathedral Basilica has long been part of the neighborhood’s heart and soul: Capitol Hill’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception curated a rare look into the church’s history on Thursday night. As repairs conclude on its high steeples, Father Ron Cattany looked back into the past, leading an interested crowd through more than 100 years of the congregation’s history and its place in the burgeoning neighborhood. I’ll give you some highlights here, catch the deeper history in our morning newsletter tomorrow! Link in bio. - #Denver ’s first Catholic congregation was founded in 1860, more than 15 years before #Colorado  became a state. -The land where the cathedral sits was purchased in 1902, but construction didn’t start until 1906. -The building has the most square footage of leaded stained glass of any church in the nation. -The building was supposed to be twice as long as it is today. Architects had to change plans when a neighbor refused to sell the land they needed for the original design. -It cost only a $500,000 to build. Some context: the repair project that’s been going on for the last year has cost multiple millions. -It’s hosted Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa. Story by Kevin Beaty. #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity  #denvertography 
The first wave of new affordable apartments in Westwood are already leased out:

The first of seven affordable apartment buildings officially opens Wednesday in #Westwood, but don’t expect to find any of the 39 units available.

The need for affordable housing in Denver is so high that St. Charles Town Co. had no problem filling the first phase of the Del Corazon apartment complex. Altogether, the 197-unit project is already about 80 percent leased out ahead of its completion in 2018, said Charles Woolley II, founding principal and president of the Denver-based development company. “The demand for affordable housing in Denver is off the charts,” Woolley said. “From that point of view, it’s nice to build real estate around a huge need and be a part of filling it.” St. Charles Town Co. is working with city officials on the $40 million apartments that span both sides of the 4400 block of Morrison Road, north of the Denver Indian Center. The #Denver Office of Economic Development chipped in $2 million via low-interest rate loans to redevelop the former Shady Nook and Belmont trailer park sites.

Woolley said the parks that held 72 mobile homes were “in danger of being shut down for health and safety reasons.” A news release from the city echoed him describing Shady Nook and Belmont as “highly distressed” and “in jeopardy of condemnation.” The new Del Corazon apartments are available to households that earn 60 percent or less of the area median income. That would be up to $35,280 for a one-person household or up to $45,360 for a family of three.

A 610- to 650-square-foot, one-bedroom at Del Corazon starts out at $945 per month. A 795- to 910-square-foot, two-bedroom starts at $1,134. And a 1,040-square-foot, three-bedroom is going for $1,309 and up, according to the leasing website.

Community amenities in the new complex include a playground, futsal court, community plaza, space for a car sharing program and clubhouse with a fitness center. There’s also a pedestrian crossing to help residents get across #MorrisonRoad.

Story by Adrian Garcia.

#affordablehousing #303 #5280 #denverite
The first wave of new affordable apartments in Westwood are already leased out: The first of seven affordable apartment buildings officially opens Wednesday in #Westwood , but don’t expect to find any of the 39 units available. The need for affordable housing in Denver is so high that St. Charles Town Co. had no problem filling the first phase of the Del Corazon apartment complex. Altogether, the 197-unit project is already about 80 percent leased out ahead of its completion in 2018, said Charles Woolley II, founding principal and president of the Denver-based development company. “The demand for affordable housing in Denver is off the charts,” Woolley said. “From that point of view, it’s nice to build real estate around a huge need and be a part of filling it.” St. Charles Town Co. is working with city officials on the $40 million apartments that span both sides of the 4400 block of Morrison Road, north of the Denver Indian Center. The #Denver  Office of Economic Development chipped in $2 million via low-interest rate loans to redevelop the former Shady Nook and Belmont trailer park sites. Woolley said the parks that held 72 mobile homes were “in danger of being shut down for health and safety reasons.” A news release from the city echoed him describing Shady Nook and Belmont as “highly distressed” and “in jeopardy of condemnation.” The new Del Corazon apartments are available to households that earn 60 percent or less of the area median income. That would be up to $35,280 for a one-person household or up to $45,360 for a family of three. A 610- to 650-square-foot, one-bedroom at Del Corazon starts out at $945 per month. A 795- to 910-square-foot, two-bedroom starts at $1,134. And a 1,040-square-foot, three-bedroom is going for $1,309 and up, according to the leasing website. Community amenities in the new complex include a playground, futsal court, community plaza, space for a car sharing program and clubhouse with a fitness center. There’s also a pedestrian crossing to help residents get across #MorrisonRoad . Story by Adrian Garcia. #affordablehousing  #303  #5280  #denverite 
#Denver now has a combination bar and shoe store. Nice space and pretty drinks though.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denverite #303 #5280 #denvereats #milehighcity
#Denver now has a combination bar and shoe store. Nice space and pretty drinks though.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denverite #303 #5280 #denvereats #milehighcity
#Denver now has a combination bar and shoe store. Nice space and pretty drinks though.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denverite #303 #5280 #denvereats #milehighcity
More Denverites spend a third of their income on rent now than at the peak of the recession:

Alana Romans moved to #Denver in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree and a sense of idealism. She landed an apartment in #Highland and a job at a nonprofit, the Urban Land Conservancy, where she hoped to make a positive impact on the local community through their work developing affordable real estate.

At the end of her first year lease, Romans’ landlord notified her that her rent would increase –a lot — so she decided to move. Romans said she was lucky she had family nearby to support her as she figured out what to do next, but she was still shocked by the price hike. And that’s when it hit her: this millennial go-getter was in the same boat as many of the families her employer works to serve. “I’m a cost-burdened household,” she said.

Someone who is “cost-burdened” in this case is someone who pays 30 percent or more of their income on rent.

If you live in Denver right now, there’s nearly a fifty-fifty chance that you, too, are cost burdened.

A study out today from Apartment List shows how populations of cost-burdened residents have fluctuated in cities across the nation since the 2008 financial crisis. Many cities now have a smaller proportion of cost-burdened residents, the report says, while Denver is one of only nine cities studied whose residents today are more likely to be cost-burdened than a decade ago.

The big difference between a working-class family and someone like Alana Romans is her ability to grow out of her tough financial situation. “I really want to go places in my career,” Romans said. At 26 years old, she sees herself as putting in work that will someday result in financial stability. For cost-burdened parents who are already working multiple jobs, she said, that kind of social mobility might not be possible.

Story by Kevin Beaty - it's been shortened here, you can get the full scoop in our morning newsletter. Sign-up link in bio!

#denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
More Denverites spend a third of their income on rent now than at the peak of the recession: Alana Romans moved to #Denver  in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree and a sense of idealism. She landed an apartment in #Highland  and a job at a nonprofit, the Urban Land Conservancy, where she hoped to make a positive impact on the local community through their work developing affordable real estate. At the end of her first year lease, Romans’ landlord notified her that her rent would increase –a lot — so she decided to move. Romans said she was lucky she had family nearby to support her as she figured out what to do next, but she was still shocked by the price hike. And that’s when it hit her: this millennial go-getter was in the same boat as many of the families her employer works to serve. “I’m a cost-burdened household,” she said. Someone who is “cost-burdened” in this case is someone who pays 30 percent or more of their income on rent. If you live in Denver right now, there’s nearly a fifty-fifty chance that you, too, are cost burdened. A study out today from Apartment List shows how populations of cost-burdened residents have fluctuated in cities across the nation since the 2008 financial crisis. Many cities now have a smaller proportion of cost-burdened residents, the report says, while Denver is one of only nine cities studied whose residents today are more likely to be cost-burdened than a decade ago. The big difference between a working-class family and someone like Alana Romans is her ability to grow out of her tough financial situation. “I really want to go places in my career,” Romans said. At 26 years old, she sees herself as putting in work that will someday result in financial stability. For cost-burdened parents who are already working multiple jobs, she said, that kind of social mobility might not be possible. Story by Kevin Beaty - it's been shortened here, you can get the full scoop in our morning newsletter. Sign-up link in bio! #denverite  #303  #5280  #milehighcity 
Fall running 🍁 ft my chicken legs and @peopleforbikes #outdoorbeginner
SneekEazy opens on Broadway, bringing the first combination bar and sneaker shop to Denver:

How many cocktails would it take to convince you to drop $2,500 on a pair of Jordans?

Luckily for me — a person with poor impulse control, a love of shoes and a fancy for fancy drinks — the high-end sneakers on the menu at SneekEazy are men’s shoes and I don’t have to worry about finding out the answer to that question.

If you’re the man version of me, proceed with caution.

But really, don’t be scared off. While shoes are literally on the menu at the new bar at 11th and Broadway (that wasn’t a figure of speech), you don’t have to be a sneakerhead to appreciate SneekEazy.

In the loft above Element Kitchen & Cocktail, Jon Spadafora, a partner in Element Hospitality, built the kind of bar he wants to hang out in and one that he says fills a hole in the #Denver market.

Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full piece tomorrow in our morning newsletter. Link in bio!

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity #denvereats #denvertography
SneekEazy opens on Broadway, bringing the first combination bar and sneaker shop to Denver: How many cocktails would it take to convince you to drop $2,500 on a pair of Jordans? Luckily for me — a person with poor impulse control, a love of shoes and a fancy for fancy drinks — the high-end sneakers on the menu at SneekEazy are men’s shoes and I don’t have to worry about finding out the answer to that question. If you’re the man version of me, proceed with caution. But really, don’t be scared off. While shoes are literally on the menu at the new bar at 11th and Broadway (that wasn’t a figure of speech), you don’t have to be a sneakerhead to appreciate SneekEazy. In the loft above Element Kitchen & Cocktail, Jon Spadafora, a partner in Element Hospitality, built the kind of bar he wants to hang out in and one that he says fills a hole in the #Denver  market. Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full piece tomorrow in our morning newsletter. Link in bio! #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity  #denvereats  #denvertography 
😍 Been ogling some #longexposure this week in between locations.

#303 #5280 #denverite #denvertography #milehighcity #denverite #cinemagraph #gif #gifumentary #gifjournalism

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite
😍 Been ogling some #longexposure this week in between locations.

#303 #5280 #denverite #denvertography #milehighcity #denverite #cinemagraph #gif #gifumentary #gifjournalism

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite
😍 Been ogling some #longexposure this week in between locations.

#303 #5280 #denverite #denvertography #milehighcity #denverite #cinemagraph #gif #gifumentary #gifjournalism

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#tbt to a chilly tour full of chilling history. Shoutout to all the attendees who showed their pioneer spirit by walking with us in 30F weather ❄️🤠 And especially my sister Rita!
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What's - uhhh - what's going on here #Denver? Nobody was around to comment. Any ideas?

#elyriaswansea #denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
#Denver #greenroof initiative prevails despite huge spending disadvantage:

It seemed like #environmental activists and green-minded builders might succeed on Tuesday night in their unlikely quest to require rooftop vegetation on large new buildings in Denver.

As of 2 a.m., 52.2 percent of voters favored the green roof initiative, with 96,000 ballots counted. The lead was about 4,200 votes, and it had grown each time new results were posted.

A Denver Elections spokesperson warned last night that the count still had a long way to go. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, Denver voters had returned at least 137,016 ballots.

Still, proponents grew increasingly confident. “We’re realistic enough to accept the fact that it has passed,” said Kathy Barstnar, executive director of Colorado’s commercial real estate development association and a leader of the no campaign, on Wednesday morning.

The volunteer campaign kept the race close despite a severe financial disadvantage. Opponents of the measure, including real-estate and development interests, raised about $250,000 — more than 11 times as much as the environmentalists did — as of Nov. 1, according to finance reports.

Barstnar said opponents were too slow in getting out their message that the initiative would have unintended consequences and raise housing costs. “I’m lovin’ it. I’m still a little apprehensive,” green-roof organizer Brandon Rietheimer said Tuesday evening. “I didn’t know what to expect.” If results hold, Denver would be one of the first U.S. cities to require green roofs. San Francisco has a similar law, while Washington D.C. has some green roof requirements related to stormwater control, according to National Geographic.

Mayor Michael Hancock had previously said that the ordinance goes “too far.” But Council President Albus Brooks on Tuesday said that Denver’s elected leaders would “do the will of the people.” #303 #5280 #copolitics #milehighcity #denverite #environment

Story by Andrew Kenney.
#Denver  #greenroof  initiative prevails despite huge spending disadvantage: It seemed like #environmental  activists and green-minded builders might succeed on Tuesday night in their unlikely quest to require rooftop vegetation on large new buildings in Denver. As of 2 a.m., 52.2 percent of voters favored the green roof initiative, with 96,000 ballots counted. The lead was about 4,200 votes, and it had grown each time new results were posted. A Denver Elections spokesperson warned last night that the count still had a long way to go. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, Denver voters had returned at least 137,016 ballots. Still, proponents grew increasingly confident. “We’re realistic enough to accept the fact that it has passed,” said Kathy Barstnar, executive director of Colorado’s commercial real estate development association and a leader of the no campaign, on Wednesday morning. The volunteer campaign kept the race close despite a severe financial disadvantage. Opponents of the measure, including real-estate and development interests, raised about $250,000 — more than 11 times as much as the environmentalists did — as of Nov. 1, according to finance reports. Barstnar said opponents were too slow in getting out their message that the initiative would have unintended consequences and raise housing costs. “I’m lovin’ it. I’m still a little apprehensive,” green-roof organizer Brandon Rietheimer said Tuesday evening. “I didn’t know what to expect.” If results hold, Denver would be one of the first U.S. cities to require green roofs. San Francisco has a similar law, while Washington D.C. has some green roof requirements related to stormwater control, according to National Geographic. Mayor Michael Hancock had previously said that the ordinance goes “too far.” But Council President Albus Brooks on Tuesday said that Denver’s elected leaders would “do the will of the people.” #303  #5280  #copolitics  #milehighcity  #denverite  #environment  Story by Andrew Kenney.
Lots of victory cheers on #electionnight as #Denver passed huge bond measures and (probably) a green roof ordinance.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denverite #copolitics #milehighcity #303 #5280
Lots of victory cheers on #electionnight as #Denver passed huge bond measures and (probably) a green roof ordinance.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denverite #copolitics #milehighcity #303 #5280
Lots of victory cheers on #electionnight as #Denver passed huge bond measures and (probably) a green roof ordinance.

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denverite #copolitics #milehighcity #303 #5280
Cold moody days call for city streets and coffee treats. ⇢
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Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years:

Seventy years ago, North #Denver was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of #NorthDenver, the #Smaldone family ran the show.

To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. North Denver, now better known as the #Highlands, is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago.

What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought Gaetano’s from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and Lechuga’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full crime and food drama at Denverite.com

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity #denvereats
Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years: Seventy years ago, North #Denver  was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of #NorthDenver , the #Smaldone  family ran the show. To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. North Denver, now better known as the #Highlands , is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago. What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought Gaetano’s from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and Lechuga’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full crime and food drama at Denverite.com Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite. #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity  #denvereats 
Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years:

Seventy years ago, North #Denver was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of #NorthDenver, the #Smaldone family ran the show.

To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. North Denver, now better known as the #Highlands, is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago.

What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought Gaetano’s from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and Lechuga’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full crime and food drama at Denverite.com

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity #denvereats
Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years: Seventy years ago, North #Denver  was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of #NorthDenver , the #Smaldone  family ran the show. To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. North Denver, now better known as the #Highlands , is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago. What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought Gaetano’s from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and Lechuga’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full crime and food drama at Denverite.com Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite. #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity  #denvereats 
Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years:

Seventy years ago, North #Denver was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of #NorthDenver, the #Smaldone family ran the show.

To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. North Denver, now better known as the #Highlands, is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago.

What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought Gaetano’s from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and Lechuga’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full crime and food drama at Denverite.com

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity #denvereats
Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years: Seventy years ago, North #Denver  was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of #NorthDenver , the #Smaldone  family ran the show. To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. North Denver, now better known as the #Highlands , is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago. What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought Gaetano’s from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and Lechuga’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Story by Ashley Dean. Catch the full crime and food drama at Denverite.com Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite. #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity  #denvereats 
Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years:

Seventy years ago, North Denver was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of North #Denver, the #Smaldone family ran the show.

To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. #NorthDenver, now better known as the #Highlands, is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago.

What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought #Gaetanos from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and #Lechuga’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Catch the full crime and food drama in our morning newsletter tomorrow - link in bio!

Story by Ashely Dean.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity #denvereats
Yes, there will be some mob references as Gaetano’s celebrates 70 years: Seventy years ago, North Denver was a very different place — a much more Italian place. And in that version of North #Denver , the #Smaldone  family ran the show. To the eye of a Denver newcomer, not much is left of that family legacy. Italians left long ago, replaced by Latinos who are these days being replaced by Anglo Americans. #NorthDenver , now better known as the #Highlands , is completely different from the neighborhood it was even five years ago. What’s left is mostly old-timers’ stories and, at 38th and Tejon, Gaetano’s. “They could scrape this and make it a drug store and all this history is gone,” said Ron Robinson, who bought #Gaetanos  from the Smaldones in 2004. “We’re the only ones around. I mean, it’s us and #Lechuga ’s because Patsy’s is closed. You used to have Little Pepina’s, you used to have Pagliacci’s. It’s nice to have this because Gaetano’s is an icon.” Catch the full crime and food drama in our morning newsletter tomorrow - link in bio! Story by Ashely Dean. #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity  #denvereats 
Elitch Gardens ‘not going away anytime soon,’ owner says:

There are enough rumors about what’s next for the chunk of downtown that holds the Pepsi Center and #Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park to fill the nearly 1,800 parking spaces within the property.

Denver officials are in the middle of coming up with a plan for the area that could include zoning changes that allow for new mixed-use towers in the area near the #SouthPlatte River. The owners of Elitch Gardens think added density would be a good, said Rhys Duggan, president and CEO of Revesco Properties.

Revesco bought #ElitchGardens in 2015 along with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Second City Real Estate. “I read on the internet the other day that Elitch’s is closing in December. I’m always the last to know,” Duggan quipped Thursday at a community meeting on the Downtown Area Plan. “First and foremost, the park is not going away anytime soon,” he said. “We’ve got 17 acres of parking around the amusement park. That’s our focus. What do we do with that?” Community feedback suggests they build and they build up — possibly higher than 30 stories in some spots. A steering committee and public comments call for raising the profile of the waterfront, creating a mixed-use community that connects seamlessly to downtown and adding affordable housing to the area. “It makes sense to add density where density makes sense. For me, that’s close to downtown and close to amenities. Close to where people work. Close to light rail.” The plan Denver is working on includes the area located between #Auraria Parkway and #SpeerBoulevard that holds some of the most visited attractions in #Denver including the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Downtown Aquarium and the #PepsiCenter.

Missouri billionaire Stanley Kroenke operates the 18-old Pepsi Center via Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. The Denver-based company also owns and operates Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity #queencityofthecranes

Story by Adrian Garcia.
Elitch Gardens ‘not going away anytime soon,’ owner says: There are enough rumors about what’s next for the chunk of downtown that holds the Pepsi Center and #Elitch  Gardens Theme and Water Park to fill the nearly 1,800 parking spaces within the property. Denver officials are in the middle of coming up with a plan for the area that could include zoning changes that allow for new mixed-use towers in the area near the #SouthPlatte  River. The owners of Elitch Gardens think added density would be a good, said Rhys Duggan, president and CEO of Revesco Properties. Revesco bought #ElitchGardens  in 2015 along with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Second City Real Estate. “I read on the internet the other day that Elitch’s is closing in December. I’m always the last to know,” Duggan quipped Thursday at a community meeting on the Downtown Area Plan. “First and foremost, the park is not going away anytime soon,” he said. “We’ve got 17 acres of parking around the amusement park. That’s our focus. What do we do with that?” Community feedback suggests they build and they build up — possibly higher than 30 stories in some spots. A steering committee and public comments call for raising the profile of the waterfront, creating a mixed-use community that connects seamlessly to downtown and adding affordable housing to the area. “It makes sense to add density where density makes sense. For me, that’s close to downtown and close to amenities. Close to where people work. Close to light rail.” The plan Denver is working on includes the area located between #Auraria  Parkway and #SpeerBoulevard  that holds some of the most visited attractions in #Denver  including the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Downtown Aquarium and the #PepsiCenter . Missouri billionaire Stanley Kroenke operates the 18-old Pepsi Center via Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. The Denver-based company also owns and operates Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity  #queencityofthecranes  Story by Adrian Garcia.
EVERYONE GO VOTE TOMORROW. ESPECIALLY YOU YOUNG’UNS UNDER 61! 🧔🏽💁🏼🧓🏻 #Repost @dnvrite (@get_repost)
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What’s the deal, young Denverites?

In Colorado, as of Friday, it looks like there have been 337,786 ballots returned by people 61 and older, and 272,060 ballots returned by people 60 or younger.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people aged 60 and older represent about 18 percent of #Colorado’s population. People aged 20 to 59 account for about 56 percent. The median age is 36.3.

Zooming in just a bit more, the Secretary of State reports that voters aged 26 to 40 have returned 66,892 ballots so far.

Tomorrow’s the last day to vote. You should vote. Need help making heads or tails of the ballot measures? Search “Denverite 2017 election guide.” We got you covered.

#denverite #5280 #303 #milehighcity #copolitics
EVERYONE GO VOTE TOMORROW. ESPECIALLY YOU YOUNG’UNS UNDER 61! 🧔🏽💁🏼🧓🏻 #Repost  @dnvrite (@get_repost) ・・・ What’s the deal, young Denverites? In Colorado, as of Friday, it looks like there have been 337,786 ballots returned by people 61 and older, and 272,060 ballots returned by people 60 or younger. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people aged 60 and older represent about 18 percent of #Colorado ’s population. People aged 20 to 59 account for about 56 percent. The median age is 36.3. Zooming in just a bit more, the Secretary of State reports that voters aged 26 to 40 have returned 66,892 ballots so far. Tomorrow’s the last day to vote. You should vote. Need help making heads or tails of the ballot measures? Search “Denverite 2017 election guide.” We got you covered. #denverite  #5280  #303  #milehighcity  #copolitics 
Missing being 5,280 feet above sea level... once a Coloradan always a Coloradan 🏔#denverite
Missing being 5,280 feet above sea level... once a Coloradan always a Coloradan 🏔#denverite 
One more set from the bug ranch: girl scouts who are both eager and not to trying a cricket as a snack.

#denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
One more set from the bug ranch: girl scouts who are both eager and not to trying a cricket as a snack.

#denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
One more set from the bug ranch: girl scouts who are both eager and not to trying a cricket as a snack.

#denverite #303 #5280 #milehighcity
What’s the deal, young Denverites?

In Colorado, as of Friday, it looks like there have been 337,786 ballots returned by people 61 and older, and 272,060 ballots returned by people 60 or younger.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people aged 60 and older represent about 18 percent of #Colorado’s population. People aged 20 to 59 account for about 56 percent. The median age is 36.3.

Zooming in just a bit more, the Secretary of State reports that voters aged 26 to 40 have returned 66,892 ballots so far.

Tomorrow’s the last day to vote. You should vote. Need help making heads or tails of the ballot measures? Search “Denverite 2017 election guide.” We got you covered.

#denverite #5280 #303 #milehighcity #copolitics
What’s the deal, young Denverites? In Colorado, as of Friday, it looks like there have been 337,786 ballots returned by people 61 and older, and 272,060 ballots returned by people 60 or younger. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people aged 60 and older represent about 18 percent of #Colorado ’s population. People aged 20 to 59 account for about 56 percent. The median age is 36.3. Zooming in just a bit more, the Secretary of State reports that voters aged 26 to 40 have returned 66,892 ballots so far. Tomorrow’s the last day to vote. You should vote. Need help making heads or tails of the ballot measures? Search “Denverite 2017 election guide.” We got you covered. #denverite  #5280  #303  #milehighcity  #copolitics 
The Harm Reduction Action Center on Colfax wants people to be able to inject heroin in their building -- to help save lives.

The Center, situated on #Colfax, already offers people who use injectable drugs a place to exchange dirty needles for clean ones. This is an idea that was once controversial — and remains so in some quarters — but is now widely accepted as reducing the spread of bloodborne diseases like HIV and hepatitis without increasing the use of intravenous drugs.

Executive Director Lisa Raville hopes that the same public health approach to the problem of opiate addiction will allow the center to become a supervised injection site, a place where people can use drugs like heroin under the watchful eye of trained professionals who can respond to an overdose and make sure they stay safe until the day they’re ready to make a change. “What we’re in the midst of is an overdose epidemic not only in the United States but in the state of #Colorado,” she said. “It’s very counterintuitive but once you explain it to people, it makes sense. … This is the time we have to try. If it just saves one life, it’s worth it.” For this to happen, either at the #HarmReductionActionCenter or at a new facility operated by a nonprofit or public health authorities, first the Colorado General Assembly and then the Denver City Council will need to sign off on the idea. Earlier this week, a package of opioid-related bills that includes authorization for a pilot program in Denver passed out of an interim legislative committee with bipartisan support. Council President Albus Brooks also supports the idea, and he’s leading a trip to Vancouver to observe supervised injection facilities in that city.

#303 #denverite #5280 #milehighcity #denvernews
The Harm Reduction Action Center on Colfax wants people to be able to inject heroin in their building -- to help save lives. The Center, situated on #Colfax , already offers people who use injectable drugs a place to exchange dirty needles for clean ones. This is an idea that was once controversial — and remains so in some quarters — but is now widely accepted as reducing the spread of bloodborne diseases like HIV and hepatitis without increasing the use of intravenous drugs. Executive Director Lisa Raville hopes that the same public health approach to the problem of opiate addiction will allow the center to become a supervised injection site, a place where people can use drugs like heroin under the watchful eye of trained professionals who can respond to an overdose and make sure they stay safe until the day they’re ready to make a change. “What we’re in the midst of is an overdose epidemic not only in the United States but in the state of #Colorado ,” she said. “It’s very counterintuitive but once you explain it to people, it makes sense. … This is the time we have to try. If it just saves one life, it’s worth it.” For this to happen, either at the #HarmReductionActionCenter  or at a new facility operated by a nonprofit or public health authorities, first the Colorado General Assembly and then the Denver City Council will need to sign off on the idea. Earlier this week, a package of opioid-related bills that includes authorization for a pilot program in Denver passed out of an interim legislative committee with bipartisan support. Council President Albus Brooks also supports the idea, and he’s leading a trip to Vancouver to observe supervised injection facilities in that city. #303  #denverite  #5280  #milehighcity  #denvernews 
Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. 
On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denvereats #denverfoodie #303 #5280 #denverite
Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver  will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite #denvereats  #denverfoodie  #303  #5280  #denverite 
Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. 
On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denvereats #denverfoodie #303 #5280 #denverite
Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver  will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite #denvereats  #denverfoodie  #303  #5280  #denverite 
Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. 
On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite

#denvereats #denverfoodie #303 #5280 #denverite
Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver  will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch Shot #onassignment  for @dnvrite #denvereats  #denverfoodie  #303  #5280  #denverite 
Nighttime excursions.
Nighttime excursions.
Walking Shadow can get mundane sometimes, but at least it was a nice fall day 🍃🍂🍁
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Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. 
On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch

#denvereats #denverfoodie #303 #5280 #denverite
Hip eateries like Linger are helping the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch inject insects into Denverites’ diets, working toward sustainable eating one cricket at a time. Co-owner Wendy Lu McGill thinks she can make insects a regular part American eating if she can first position them as a luxury product. The goal is to make tasty snacks that gives people an alternative to other protein sources with much larger carbon footprints. On Tuesday, #ElFiveDenver  will host “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a collaboration between the Micro Ranch and The Bug Chef that serves up “bug-based cuisine from five continents.” CC @RMmicroranch #denvereats  #denverfoodie  #303  #5280  #denverite 
♥️OMG you guys the "sound totem," AKA the tiny door in the tree that sings to you when you open it, is returning to its post at Washington and 17th Ave. We got to meet Nikki Pike (@kurlsofwonder), who collaborates with Thomas Dodds, as she reinstalled the piece. She says there are others hidden around town - have you seen any? Thanks for keeping #Denver weird Nikki.

#303 #5280 #denverite #publicart
♥️OMG you guys the "sound totem," AKA the tiny door in the tree that sings to you when you open it, is returning to its post at Washington and 17th Ave. We got to meet Nikki Pike (@kurlsofwonder), who collaborates with Thomas Dodds, as she reinstalled the piece. She says there are others hidden around town - have you seen any? Thanks for keeping #Denver  weird Nikki. #303  #5280  #denverite  #publicart 
Don’t be a #doofus and forget to vote! #denverite #opna #modelcitizen
#Repost @kevinjbeaty (@get_repost)
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Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again.

#303 #5280 #denverite
#Repost  @kevinjbeaty (@get_repost) ・・・ Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again. #303  #5280  #denverite 
#Repost @kevinjbeaty (@get_repost)
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Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again.

#303 #5280 #denverite
#Repost  @kevinjbeaty (@get_repost) ・・・ Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again. #303  #5280  #denverite 
#Repost @kevinjbeaty (@get_repost)
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Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again.

#303 #5280 #denverite
#Repost  @kevinjbeaty (@get_repost) ・・・ Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again. #303  #5280  #denverite 
Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again.

#303 #5280 #denverite
Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again.

#303 #5280 #denverite
Hot damn, @stmarksthinman and @baddaboombrassband did it again.

#303 #5280 #denverite
Vintage National Super 100 Pachinko Machine! Ask $169.95 OBO. Works and in great condition with pachinko balls. A great addition to a garage! .
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#englewood #colorado #pawnshop #pawnstars #pawn #5280 #303 #sobo #englewoodco #denver #denverite #denvercolorado #smallbusiness
The #Denver Distillery has been six years in the making on #SouthBroadway. It’s a work of passion, featuring a handmade still and a carefully-crafted tasting room that’s the vision of owner Ron Tarver. It’s among the first business to receive #Colorado’s distillery pub license. They hope to open in early 2018.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity
The #Denver  Distillery has been six years in the making on #SouthBroadway . It’s a work of passion, featuring a handmade still and a carefully-crafted tasting room that’s the vision of owner Ron Tarver. It’s among the first business to receive #Colorado ’s distillery pub license. They hope to open in early 2018. #303  #5280  #denverite  #milehighcity 
No filter except my gas station sunglasses! More of the Great Wall to come! #explorer #explorechina #colorado #denverite #china #greatwall #optoutside #rei1440project #wilderness #hiking #backpacker #nofilter #natgeo
Went to tour the Temple last week, a cyborg #nightclub on Broadway. I don’t care much for clubs but it was cool to see the space empty and under construction. Nice lighting in there too.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite
Went to tour the Temple last week, a cyborg #nightclub on Broadway. I don’t care much for clubs but it was cool to see the space empty and under construction. Nice lighting in there too.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite
Went to tour the Temple last week, a cyborg #nightclub on Broadway. I don’t care much for clubs but it was cool to see the space empty and under construction. Nice lighting in there too.

#303 #5280 #denverite #milehighcity

Shot #onassignment for @dnvrite
#ICYMI to  @dnvrite's fantastic video profile on DSMR’s owner George Medley. If you haven’t watched it yet you’re missing out! Follow the link to learn more! http://ow.ly/jwpc30gfSyQ
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The #Reformation was 500 years ago yesterday, and one #Denver church brought Lutherans and Catholics together for a meshed mass to celebrate unity that eluded these groups for centuries. In fact, the #Catholic Community of Faith has shared the St. Paul #Lutheran Church’s sanctuary for 14 years when Father Don Sutton was ousted by the Denver Catholic Diocese for what he said was a radical sense of acceptance that made officials nervous. That radical acceptance, he said, has allowed the two denominations to see commonalities in each other despite 450 years or so of hatred. He also hopes it will serve as an example for modern life as bitter polarization seems rampant outside of the church walls. 📸: @kevinjbeaty

#303 #5280 #milehighcity #denverite #photojournalism
The #Reformation  was 500 years ago yesterday, and one #Denver  church brought Lutherans and Catholics together for a meshed mass to celebrate unity that eluded these groups for centuries. In fact, the #Catholic  Community of Faith has shared the St. Paul #Lutheran  Church’s sanctuary for 14 years when Father Don Sutton was ousted by the Denver Catholic Diocese for what he said was a radical sense of acceptance that made officials nervous. That radical acceptance, he said, has allowed the two denominations to see commonalities in each other despite 450 years or so of hatred. He also hopes it will serve as an example for modern life as bitter polarization seems rampant outside of the church walls. 📸: @kevinjbeaty #303  #5280  #milehighcity  #denverite  #photojournalism