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NY Times story on renovated depots hits Union Station in Denver

The New York Times reported on renovated train stations all over the world, including Union Station in Denver.

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Train stations around the world are receiving significant face lifts, giving them a contemporary atmosphere and putting a new emphasis on retail and restaurants.

. . .

In the United States,  the Beaux-Arts 112-room Crawford Hotel opened last July inside the 120-year-old historic Denver Union Station, which also underwent a recent restoration. The hotel rooms are "Pullman" style, with nods to Art Deco architecture and riffs on the glamorous private sleeping cars. The station itself features 13 local shops and restaurants and 600 pieces of Western art curated by a local gallery.

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Cannabis Business Executive names five Denver companies to top 10 list

Cannabis Business Executive named five Denver companies to its top 10 list of the industry's most important brands.

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Rank: 2 (Tied)

Company: O.penVAPE
Year Founded: 2012
Ownership Structure: Private Company Incorporated in Colorado
Brand consisting of;
  • Allied Concessions Group (oils, concentrates, edibles and infused products)
  • National Concessions Group (Licensing Arm): NCG is a licensing and marketing company that sells consumption gear and accessories (non-cannabis touching)
  • Open Capital Partners: a JV between NCG and an independent leasing company
CEO: Gary Ross

Headquarters: Denver, CO

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WSJ reports on Denver's SeedPaths

The Wall Street Journal reported on the Denver-based IT skills program, SeedPaths.

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A few months ago, Edgar Cordova was a college student piling up debt and struggling to balance his studies with odd jobs.

Today, the 20-year-old is working for a Boulder software developer. "For the first time, I can afford things I need," said Mr. Cordova, the son of a janitor.

What changed his trajectory is SeedPaths, a computer-coding "boot camp" that runs an eight-week course for low-income adults, with the help of federal funds. The Denver company partners with county workforce centers, which tap the federal Workforce Investment Act to cover the $6,000 cost.

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HuffPost Travel calls Denver top U.S. city to visit in 2015

Huffington Post Travel put Denver on the short list of U.S. cities to visit in 2015.

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5. And Denver, Colorado is just plain awesome. 

Anyone who's anyone performs at nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, which is basically the coolest, most magical place to see a concert. Grab a drink at Old Major after, head to Root Down for awesome eats, and make sure to lounge in Washington Park and stop by the Denver Art Museum.

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USA Today pegs Converge in RiNo as one of the coolest coworking spots on Earth

USA Today Travel's Road Warrior Voices named Converge in RiNo to a list of the world's 12 coolest coworking spots.

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Converge (Denver, Colorado)

Denver itself is of course a selling point for this collaborative workspace. Beyond that, the Colorado hippies at Converge like to think of it as a "friendship incubator" that strives to develop a community of "culture shapers."

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Bloomberg: Denver on "front lines" of spec office development

Denver is leading a resurgence of office development without tenant commitments, according to a Bloomberg story

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"Denver is one of those areas that are on the front lines of office spec development," said Jay Despard, managing director for Colorado of Hines. "In places like Denver, as opposed to San Francisco or New York, employers can maintain an employee base at a lower cost. And, alternatively, when younger individuals are coming out of graduate or undergraduate programs, they move somewhere with a lower cost of living."

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Denver happiest city on Twitter, says Brandwatch

Denver is the happiest major city in the U.S., according to Brandwatch's Twitter Happiness Report.

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Denverites report the highest level of daily well-being, while Louisville residents report the lowest.

Interestingly, 80 percent of the 30 cities analyzed had higher reported wellbeing than the overall state they were based in. These findings suggest that those residing in cities speak more positively about their days online than those in more rural areas.

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Home Buying Institute projects "modest gains" for Denver housing in 2015

The Home Buying Institute forecast "modest gains" for Denver's housing market in 2015.

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The Denver, Colorado housing market was one of the big real estate stories of 2014, with home prices in the area rising by as much as 13 percent according to some sources.

While prices probably won't rise by double digits in 2015, the Denver real estate market is still expected to make gains. It also showed up on a top-10 list of best places to make a home buying investment in 2015.

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Hi-Dive owner's Super Bowl shark tattoo goes viral

Esquire interviewed Hi-Dive co-owner Matty Clark about his tattoo of the infamous left shark at the Super Bowl halftime show.

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ESQ: Did you fall for "left shark" like the rest of the country? Or was he just another shark to you? Really hard-hitting questions, I know.

MC: Hahaha. Well when I first saw it, I had the opposite reaction. I was like, Yo, the one on the right is nailing it! In 20 years he'll probably be just another shark, and that's fine. People are like, "Why get a tattoo of this stupid meme?" And I just think, at the end of the day, it's still pretty sweet. I have a tattoo of Tim Tebow Tebow-ing on my other ankle, so left shark is completely in my wheelhouse. I do have nice artwork on me, but a couple of party tattoos never hurt anyone.

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Planetizen looks at Denver's retrofitted suburban malls

Planetizen published a story on Denver's retrofitted suburban malls leading a national trend towards New Urbanism.

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This topic is of interest because Denver has been retrofitting its dead and dying suburban malls for a while now, on a New Urbanist "town center" model. More than half of our dozen or so regional malls are already retrofitted, and more are being repurposed as we speak. Dunham-Jones routinely identifies Belmar on the site of the old Villa Italia Mall in suburban Lakewood as a retrofit success story, distinguished by green buildings, great connectivity, and a nice "sense of place." Simmons Buntin concurs in his chapter about Belmar for Planetizen Press's Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places. He pitches Belmar as "a model for redeveloping suburban malls across the U.S." Alan Ehrenhalt, in The Great Inversion, casts Denver as "the emerging capital" of America's suburban town center phenomenon.

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KC Star details Pizzeria Locale's eastward expansion

The Kansas City Star reported on Denver-based Pizzeria Locale from Chipotle and Frasca's founders expanding to K.C.'s Waldo neighborhood.

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When Chipotle Mexican Grill first expanded outside its home state of Colorado, it came to the Kansas City area with a restaurant in 1998.

Now it has a partnership with Colorado-based Pizzeria Locale, and Kansas City topped the list for the first expansion outside their home state.
 
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River North Brewery named "Brewery of the Year"

River North Brewery was named "Brewery of the Year" in the Best of Craft Beer Awards.

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Brewery of the Year:
River North Brewery, Denver, CO

Winners:

American Lager - 4 Entries
Gold: American Craft Lager – Joseph James Brewing Co., Inc.
Silver: Lobo Texas Lager – Pedernales Brewing Company
Bronze: No Medal Given

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The New Yorker profiles Denver-made world's fastest electric motorcycle

The New Yorker covered the KillaJoule, made in Denver and the fastest electric motorcycle in the world.

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Land-speed racing has been dominated by the internal-combustion engine for more than a century, but Håkansson and Dubé have devoted their time and income to proving that electric vehicles can be every bit as fast as their fuel-powered counterparts. This isn’t to say that the couple are adrenaline junkies; rather, they are interested in the scientific challenge. Both are trained mechanical engineers, and they built the KillaJoule themselves, in their garage, in Denver, Colorado. Håkansson serves as the driver because she is relatively small, which allows for a shorter, narrower, and more aerodynamic vehicle design.

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Storage Talk lists "17 Things to Know About Living in Denver"

The Storage Talk blog published a list of "17 Things to Know About Living in Denver."

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Employment opportunities and startup adventures are endless in Denver, which was named fourth in ForbesBest Places for Business list in early 2014. By the end of the year, the metro's job growth outpaced the rest of the country. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, education and health services saw the most growth in Denver's economy, but there was also a significant increase in industries like leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and mining, logging, and construction.

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Commercial Property Executive reports on Denver's apartment market

Denver's tight apartment market is drawing investors, according to Commercial Property Executive.

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"Denver is doing so well economically and [in the apartment sector ] it's basically about  supply and demand, and we're scrambling to get supply online," Nancy Burke, vice president of Government Affairs  for Apartment Association of Metro Denver/Colorado Apartment Association, told Commercial Property Executive.

The apartment vacancy-rate forecast for metropolitan Denver in 2015 is just 4.3 percent, according to a report by Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, but it was an altogether different story just a few years ago.

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