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The Highlands






Where else in Denver would you come across a cardboard sign propped on a barricade that says, "Street closed, block party?" Cut off from the central part of Denver by I-25, LoHi is where people who love the city, but are over carrying groceries for six blocks and taking out a loan to pay accumulated parking tickets, live. LoHi neighbors let the city in through loft windows (we're on a hill after all) and often work from its cafes and restaurants. The LoHi Music Festival in August is gaining in popularity and the brewing industry has followed Denver beer lovers into this outlying neighborhood. Even further removed from central Denver than LoHi, the Highlands attracts professionals and families who operate within their own parameters. Pieces of the neighborhood remain unpolished -- which is part of its attraction. 

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Brews, Beans, and WiFi: How Coffee Shops Really Make Money

Coffee shops are the original startups, and they continue to boom. But how do they make a profit when a cup sells for just a few bucks and real estate, raw materials, and labor costs are sky-high? Denver's most popular caffeine sellers tell us their secrets to success.

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What If All of Denver's Bikers and Walkers Banded Together? They Have, and They Want Safer Streets.

Denver's funding for walking and biking infrastructure is meager compared to the budgets of peer cities. The Denver Streets Partnership is looking to shift the paradigm, with a big target of $800 million.

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As Denver grows taller, city planners scramble to create rules that make sense

Denver's booming population is nearing 700,000 and demand for housing has pushed building heights skyward. The question: What guidelines makes sense for each urban neighborhood?

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Editor's Note: A New Chapter

The outgoing editor of Confluence Denver, Eric Peterson takes stock in the last four years and welcomes a new editor to the publication.

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Getting Over the Cloverleaf: Federal and Colfax Interchange a Barrier for West Side

A concrete structure out of the 1950s has long bisected the neighborhoods of Sun Valley and West Colfax, but that could change if the powers that be listen to neighborhood voices.
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New & Next: Five Things Denverites Should Be Talking About

All In Denver co-founder Jami Duffy lays out the five conversations the city's residents should be starting, right now,  about our city's future.
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