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CNBC tokes up at Adagio Bud & Breakfast

The segment covered the weed-friendly inn in Denver.

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Joel Schneider had a long and successful career as a lawyer on Wall Street. "I practiced law for 30 years and hated it."

So once his kids graduated from college, he decided to pursue his passion: Pot.

Now he runs three Bud+Breakfast hotels in Colorado.
 
"There is no place like this," he said while giving a tour of his first B&B in Denver, a 7,000 square foot home built in 1892 that gives new meaning to "high end."

The six suites range in price from $299 to $399 a night. Guests have included musicians and former NFL players, as well as cannabis fans ages 21 to 80, who enjoy the well-appointed rooms, fully stocked bar, and meals prepared by a chef.


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High Times picks its favorite munchies in Denver

The cannabis-friendly magazine chose 10 of its favorite post-smoke eateries in the city.

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Since legalization of cannabis in Denver, Colorado, the urban landscape has experienced a surge of marijuana enthusiasts and medical refugees alike looking to make a home in the Mile High City. Abandoned properties once stuck motionless in a state of decay have been revived by grow operations and newly legal businesses. What was once derelict has been brought back to life, breathing energy into the city streets.
 
Taking part in a cultural revolution can cause one to work up an appetite, so as one of those marijuana enthusiasts new to Denver, you might be asking yourself, "Where are the best places to eat while stoned?"

Well, we're here to help you find the best munchie fixes in the city with expert recommendations from a top cannabis chef, complete with pairing tips for primo pot strains  -- so get ready to blaze before stepping foot into one of these fine establishments!

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Bloomberg tastes "Denver's booming food scene"

A recent story highlighted restaurants in Union Station, Cart-Driver, Hop Alley, and other foodie hotspots in the city.

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I wouldn't want to waste anyone's time when they have important matters to attend to on the snow-covered Colorado slopes this ski season. But the Denver dining scene has gotten incredibly exciting. In fact, it's become a dining destination whether or not it's simply a stop en route to the mountains.

Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint why a city's food scene improves. It could be proximity to a more expensive city that cooks can't afford to live in, or a break-out chef that brings attention to his or her neighbors. In Denver, it's the story of a transportation hub.
 
The grand Union Station, which re-opened in 2014 after a $54 million renovation, is both a conduit from the country's largest airport (37 minutes by train) to a handful of ski areas, as well as the site of the lovely Crawford Hotel. It's also a major driver of the city's restaurant boom.

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TimeOut calls Denver fifth-best city lo live in the U.S.

Denver ranked on the list high due to its parks, proximity to the Rockies, transit, music and beer -- plus legal marijuana.

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Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, boasting 83,000 new residents since 2010. Educated millennials lead the charge, drawn to Denver's cool music scene, dozens of breweries, public transportation network -- including bike share -- and, in some cases, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. 

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Next City spotlights workforce development in Denver

Next City reported on the decentralization and expansion of workforce development by the Denver Office of Economic Development.

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Before this year, there weren't many spots in Denver where an unemployed person could get help stepping back into the job stream. A small cluster of employment service centers were huddled in the heart of the city, but most of its 11 districts were largely unserved.

Now that the Office of Economic Development (OED) has decided to divide Denver's job training programs out to private contractors, the number of government-funded work and economic assistance centers will jump seven-fold, going from seven to nearly 50 and spanning across all 11 districts instead of only five.

"People can access these services where they're comfortable instead of traveling [into downtown]," says Denise Bryant, director of the OED's workforce development program. "We have contractors and subcontractors that are now actually in the community."

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Interior Design magazine spotlights new builds in Denver

A story in Interior Design magazine shined a light on six new builds in Denver.

Within Denver proper, thoughtful new builds continue to emerge that counter a recent in-flux of arguably generic mixed-use, multi-family, and McMansion development. 4100 Bryant, a new single-family residence within the fabric of an urban residential neighborhood by Boulder-based firm Studio B Architecture + Interiors provides a fresh interpretation of the city's proliferation of mid-century homes. The seemingly linear home blurs the line between interior and exterior with the overt insertion of a bold centralized volume including an open courtyard made complete with a swimming pool.

Other notable projects include "The Boathouse," by Denver-based firm Shears Adkins Rockmore, a playful response to creating office space that captures a scale, character, and site response that appeals to Denver's large millennial population and informal culture. "Sushi-Rama," a playful Warhol-and-Lichtenstein-inspired design by LIVStudio is one of a smattering of new restaurants where the environment is as creative as the food. On the cultural front, the highly-anticipated relocation of the Kirkland Museum of Decorative and Fine Arts by Olson Kundig is slated to open in late 2017.

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Denver videographer wins Murrow award for "The Motel Life"

KUSA Denver's Corky Scholl won a Edward R. Murrow award for his 2015 short documentary on the people living in motels as "a last resort" in Denver, entitled "The Motel Life," reported the National Press Photographers Association.


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Streetsblog's Talking Headways Podcast talks Denver transportation

Streetsblog's Talking Headways Podcast covered Denver transportation issues as the I-70 expansion, the A Line and Colfax Avenue.

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UPI reports on Denver company making wine for cats

A recent UPI story looked at Apollo Peak, a Denver company making such wine for cats as Pinot Meow.

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The non-alcoholic, beet-based cat wine was developed specifically for cats by Denver-based Apollo Peak.

Cats can enjoy the company's products in two varieties, including the red "Pinot Meow" and white "Moscato."

"All of our cat wine products have a proprietary blend that includes all-natural organically grown catnip, fresh beets and natural preservatives to help hold the taste and color," the company says on its website. "We believe in natural ingredients for our particularly classy feline friends."

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Two Denver venues make "100 Greatest American Music Venues" list

Consequence of Sound named a pair of Denver-area stages to its list of the top 100 music venues in the U.S.: the Bluebird and Red Rocks.

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Denver has its fair share of great music venues -- you'll find another way, way up this list -- but even in a crowded field, the Bluebird Theater stands out. Part of that is its many contradictions, from the twee name for a venue that feels anything but to the vintage architecture and retro marquee that houses a top-notch sound system. But best of all, audiences who flock to see alt-country stalwarts or Guns N' Roses tributes get to embrace the rock-and-roll ethos that comes with a general-admission policy, without worrying that they're not going to be able to see a damned thing.

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NY Times spotlights Denver as city on "sunnier side" of economy

The New York Times profiled Denver as a city on "the sunnier side" of the U.S. economy.

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The Denver metropolitan area has become a showcase of the sunnier side of the American economy. While the region has some inherent advantages, like a spectacular landscape that beguiles outdoor enthusiasts, Colorado had long been held back by a dependence on natural resources as its economic base.

Its transformation into one of the most dynamic economies in the country was led by local business leaders and government officials, who took advantage of existing assets while also raising taxes at times to invest in critical transportation links, development-friendly policies and a network of colleges and universities.

"It's the outcome of really about 30 years of diversifying our economy" away from fossil-fuel industries and military contractors, said Tom Clark, chief executive of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. "In the 1980s, we were Coors, carbon and the Cold War."

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Society of Commercial Archaeology highlights endangered Colfax neon

The Society of Commercial Archaeology placed Colfax Avenue's neon signs on its 2016 "Falling by the Wayside" list of endangered landmarks.

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The neon signs on Colfax Avenue face several threats. First, as the Colfax Avenue corridor reawakens, there is pressure for redevelopment of the corridor. Abandoned properties along the corridor are often razed, along with their neon signs. Second, the high-quality materials that were used to make the signs originally make them expensive to maintain today, and it is often cheaper to replace the signs rather than repair them. Lastly, as new businesses open in existing buildings, many signs are demolished for signs for the new business. The threats to the signs on Colfax Avenue led Colorado Preservation, Inc., to place the signs in their 2014 Most Endangered Places Program.

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The Guardian covers "420 friendly" tourism industry in Denver

The Guardian published a piece on the "420 friendly" tourism industry in Denver.

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Last year, the site budandbreakfast.com was launched -- think of it as a kind of Airbnb for pot-friendly hosts with an extra room to rent. Naturally, this upset the Schneiders, who had built their own brand with Bud+Breakfast and say they stand apart from the sharing economy.

But the sharing economy model of marijuana lodging has become big business in Denver, where many have taken the sketchy liberty of signing long-term leases on several properties, then renting them out to cannabis smokers for hundreds of dollars a night. Founder of potguide.com (a national resource for traveling stoners, which also helps tourists find "420 friendly" lodging), Jeremy Bamford says that public consumption laws need to be adjusted to meet the demand of pot-smoking tourists.

"There are a lot of tourists here, and [Denver city officials] are forcing them to break the law," Bamford said.

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Violent Femmes frontman praises Denver's Mexican food in Guardian interview

Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano praised the cheese enchilada from a Denver landmark in a recent interview with The Guardian.

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I like Mexican food very much, and this is my all-time favourite Mexican restaurant. One thing that’s very popular in Denver and the southwest of the United States is green chilli, and theirs is just a beautiful balance of the flavours. It goes on whatever you’re ordering. I’m vegetarian, so it limits what I get, but theirs is the best cheese enchilada I’ve ever had.

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Storage.com blogs about "Best Denver Neighborhoods for Young Professionals"

Storage.com published a post on the "3 Best Denver Neighborhoods for Young Professionals."

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If you want to live in an area with plenty to do but prefer not to deal with the noise, traffic, and parking challenges, Platt Park could be a great option for you. In addition, if you’d rather buy instead of rent, Platt Park is a relatively affordable option compared to many of the alternatives in Denver. Though this probably won't be a possibility for a recent college graduate, there is the opportunity to buy for young professionals who have had a little time to get established.

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