Page 1

PUBLISHING SINCE 1994

www.denvernews.com.co

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 15, 2016

THE CRUSH 2016 MURAL FEST IN RiNo SEPT 12-19

SEE ARTICLE ON PAGE 8 FOR MORE DETAILS. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 2016

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE


FYI/Happenings

Denver News

Look for New Products & Services Coming Soon!

CELEBR

ATING

72 Y E A R

DOWNT

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNITY BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

303-292-NEWS • www.denvernews.com.co

S

FEATURE WRITERS Steve Blank John Ludwig Daniel DeCristoforo Lorenzo Gibson Silvana Vukadin-Hoitt Andy Youtz

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Samantha Martel

O W N!

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Lorenzo Gibson

TOP QUALITY • TOTALLY AFFORDABLE • DIAL • DIGITAL • KEY ACCESS HOME – 1 Hour Fire Resistance • OFFICE – 2 Hour Fire Resistance TWO HOUR FIRE & BURGLARY • DEPOSITORY FLOOR • GUNS • HOTEL • WALL/DATA

DISTRIBUTION Denver Distribution Inc. PRINTING Prairie Mountain Publishing

DESIGN/PRODUCTION KNDI Graphics

©2016 – Republishing and reprint only allowed with written consent from the publisher.

We Also Carry All Type Of Locks & Equipment

READ US ONLINE!

Auto • Commercial • Residential

Plus Honest, Dependable Mobile Service & Sales

303-294-0179 • direlock@msn.com 2201 BROADWAY

Check Out Our Website For A Media Kit For Display and Online Advertising Rates • www.denvernews.com.co

(Five blocks East of Coors Field) FREE Convenient, Easy Access Parking

Refining the Art of Living in Metropolitan Denver... We Are Local Experts with Global Reach.

Jon Bastone 303.953.6640

Steve Blank

Managing Broker

303.520.5558

Helen French

Douglas D. Kerbs

303.246.8704

303.898.7818

Mckinze Casey Alicia Cavallaro Donna Chrysler

Jared Blank

Kacey Burke

303.521.5025

720.245.0356

480.220.8597

Nick Dembeck

Kerry Endsley

303.953.6640

303.887.4066

303.808.1656

303.570.0267

Jeff Lee 303.898.4547

John Ludwig 303.601.1792

Xenia Matteson

Carly Olson

Dena Pastorini

Leilani Renteria

Stacy Resop

303.725.7570

303.726.0544

720.233.9096

303.908.9207

303.506.3128

Jon Snyder

Kathy Staiano

Grant Steinke

Brody Stinson

303.704.9447

303.333.9489

720.427.9559

720.989.5895

1512 Larimer Street #46R, Writer Square

2

|

Deborah Syke 303.324.1967

Dejerae Trujillo

Sherri Wheeler

Debbie Zucker

720.250.8944

303.345.3303

720.530.5580

livsothebysrealty.com

|

303.893.3200

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016


FYI/Happenings

#thelifeyoulove

Visit us in Writer Square or livsothebysrealty.com

EVERGREEN

92 Whiskey Jay Hill Road $1,650,000 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6,341 sf

CHERRY CREEK NORTH

500 Monroe Street $1,250,000 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,689 sf

PARK HILL

1974 Locust Street $1,100,000 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4,105 sf

DENVER

2210 Blake Street #402 $869,000 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,793 sf

KERRY ENDSLEY 303.570.0267

SHERRI WHEELER 303.345.3303

JARED BLANK 303.521.5025

DENA PASTORINI 720.233.9096

kerry.endsley@sothebysrealty.com

sherri.wheeler@sothebysrealty.com

jared.blank@sothebysrealty.com

dena.pastorini@sothebysrealty.com

CHERRY CREEK

233 S. Monroe Street $799,000 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,746 sf

GOLDEN

16481 W. Ellsworth Avenue $725,000 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 4,938 sf

DENVER

3936 Newton Street $550,000 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,660 sf

LAKEWOOD

640 Crescent Lane $390,000 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,890 sf

STACY RESOP 303.506.3128

KATHY STAIANO 303.333.9489

MCKINZE CASEY 480.220.8597

JOHN LUDWIG 303.601.1792

stacy.resop@sothebysrealty.com

kathy.staiano@sothebysrealty.com

mckinze.casey@sothebysrealty.com

john.ludwig@sothebysrealty.com

Download our “SIR Mobile” app for free from any smart phone app store to search all MLS listings.

303.893.3200

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS ININ DENVER 2016 “SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS DENVER – –SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 2016

RETURN TO WEBSITE

3


FYI/Happenings Denver's Thriving Entrepreneurship /Cultural Report

The Downtown Denver Partnership released the Downtown Denver Startup Report today including data that indicates Downtown Denver’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is thriving. The report, released in conjunction with the first day of Denver Startup Week, the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind in North America, is the only analysis that captures the state of startups in Downtown Denver. The Partnership co-founded, co-produces and is a title sponsor of Denver Startup Week to support building a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship as a critical element of the Partnership’s strategy to create an economically healthy and vital Downtown Denver. Highlights from the report include: • 4,508 people work for 664 tech startups in the center city • Nearly 8 percent of center city businesses are tech startups • 56 startups raised more than $420 million in venture capital in the last year • 165 tech startups were founded in the center city just last year “The increasing number of tech startups, a growing population of highly qualified employees and significant and continued investment in center city innovation creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem that plays a significant role in an economically vital

Downtown,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “56 center city startups raised more than $420 million in venture capital funding, up from 2015.” In addition, the Partnership reported on trends for Downtown Denver technology firms over the past three years, including: In just the past two years, the total number of tech startups located in Downtown Denver has increased by 13 percent, compared to 9 percent growth in the number of businesses in all industry sectors. Since 2013, total employment in the technology sector has increased at a faster rate than Downtown employment as a whole. Technology companies now represent 10 percent of all companies in Downtown Denver. “The growth of tech startups is strong, both in terms of number of new businesses and job creation,” said Door. “Through programs like Denver Startup Week and The Commons on Champa, we are focused on providing access to free resources and education to further establish Downtown Denver as the leading place for businesses to succeed.” Denver’s reputation as one of the best places to start and grow a business is also evident in national rankings, including Denver’s recognition as the Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes, the third Best City for Entrepreneurs by Investopedia, and the third Best Place in the Country to Launch a Startup according to 1776.

Mayor Re-Opens Historic McNichols Building Mayor Michael B. Hancock will re-open the doors to the historic McNichols Civic Center Building at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 after one year of construction. Hancock will be joined by Councilman Wayne New, Denver Arts & Venues Executive Director Kent Rice

4

and Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Affairs Director Tariana Navas-Nieves. Denver Arts & Venues manages and operates the building. What: Press conference -- reopening of McNichols Civic Center Building When: Thursday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. Where: McNichols Civic Center Bilding, 144 W. Colfax Ave. Over the past year, the McNichols Civic Center Building has under-

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016


FYI/Happenings gone construction for operational upgrades and a new front courtyard design offering better connectivity to Civic Center Park and universal access to the building. The building will host its first public event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 with the McNichols Grand Re-Opening Celebration to showcase its new features and current exhibitions. Tickets are on sale at AXS.com. For more information please visit www.McNicholsBuilding.com.

St. Jude Run/Walk Children with Cancer Event on Sept.24th WHAT: In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, thousands of individuals in Denver, CO will participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, nationally sponsored by Target, Thrivent Mutual Funds and American Airlines which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Supporters in Denver and 60 other communities nationwide will join together in this family friendly Walk/Run to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The entire Denver community is invited to participate in the event, which will feature St. Jude patient families, a Fun Walk/Run 5K, and family friendly activities. Registration for the charitable event is $10 for adults and children ages six and up. For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register, visit www.stjude.org/walkrun WHY: Thanks to generous donors and events like the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer, but can’t do it alone. With the support of participants, donors and more, we can end childhood cancer together. WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24 8:00 a.m. Check-in 8:35 a.m. Welcome and St. Jude patient families’ acknowledgement 9:00 a.m. Walk/run starts WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High 1701 Bryant Street, Denver, CO 80204 ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 16c60 S. Albion Street, Suite 916, Denver, CO 80222 720-440-6400 www.stjude. org

Denver Economic & Development Receives $422,625 Grant The Walmart Foundation announced that the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) has been selected to receive a $422,652 grant from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) as part of an effort to increase the economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors in Denver and around the U.S. Denver is one of 10 cities selected across the country to collectively form and implement new models of career services specific to retail – models that will serve as best practices for the approximately 550 Workforce Development Boards in the U.S. that provide career services, such as career coaching, soft skills training, specialized skills training and referrals to other resources. The funding is part of a $10.9 million grant the Walmart Foundation made to The Partnership in March 2016. “Helping create local jobs for local residents is a priority for us, and we’re thrilled to receive this grant that will equip us to better support struggling residents who are working hard to get back to work,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “This is a great opportunity to grow good entry-level and middle skill jobs in a sector that plays a significant role in Denver’s economy, and we’re ready to work with businesses to develop clear career paths in retail, while providing skills training and new approaches to accelerate career development.” The Denver grant funding will provide a variety of services to job seekers, including: • Job readiness training customize the retail sector, including helping jobseekers acquire the "soft skills" that are critical for workplace success such as teamwork, leadership, communication and conflict resolution • Job placement assistance, resume writng help and interviewing skills workshops • Post placement services to promote job retention Among the services OED will offer employers are: • Serving as a point of contact for retail employers in the area for recruiting and training opportunities, including career tracks such as sales, customer service, logistics, merchandising/buying and management • Customized recruiting and screening and assistance in writing job descriptions for new positions • Employee retention assistance and improving the supply of qualified job candidates Approximately 350 people in Denver will benefit from the grant. Targeting disadvantaged adults as well

as disconnected youth, age 16 to 24, the grant will support a wide variety of training programs, including formal education and certification training, as well as work-based learning opportunities such as on-the-job, incumbent worker training and paid work experiences. As part of the the grant, Denver is organizing a retail sector partnership, bringing together employers, education providers and other stakeholders to develop and implement industrydriven solutions to talent development. The grant also aims to promote career ladder opportunities in retail, in which workers can advance into mid-level and advanced positions. “As one of the largest provider of jobs for the American workforce, the retail industry presents many opportunities for workers to grow and thrive,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Walmart. “Through our work with The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, we are helping ensure that retail workers have the skills, training and education needed to build long-lasting careers.” In February 2015, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed $100 million over five years to strengthen the skills of the broader U.S. workforce by funding programs to create career paths in retail and related industries and train thousands of workers outside of Walmart. The two-year grant to The Partnership is the largest investment to date as part of Walmart and

the Walmart Foundation’s Opportunity initiative, which aims to increase the economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors by working with nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies to make it easier for frontline workers to move faster into middle skills roles. For more information about the grant awarded to the OED, www. news.walmart.com

Historic Denver Free Forum Dates Historic Denver announced today that a new season of the popular re:Denver Forum series, which explores the past, present and future of Denver’s built environment, begins September 20, 2016. The program is free and open to the public and encourages the community to join into interactive conversations about the character and identity of our City. The first Forum of the series (September 20) will feature Jim Lindberg of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Green Lab presenting the findings of the “Older, Smaller, Better” study. The study looked at three cities, Seattle, Washington D.C. and San Francisco and the important role that older and smaller buildings play in creating sustainable cities. The evening will also ■ Continued on page 6

1440 BLAKE STREET #150 DENVER COLORADO 80202 CALL US AT: 303-534-5477

WANT TO TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO SAVE THE EARTH? SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF A MISSING MAGICIAN? CHOOSE YOUR MISSION AT DENVER’S NEW DOWNTOWN PUZZLE EXPERIENCE AND GATHER YOUR TEAM OF FRIENDS FOR THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!

Their use of technology is unparalleled and the games are so fun to complete! We will be back! - Terry P

GREAT FOR FAMILY FUN, DATE NIGHT, FRIENDS’ NIGHT OUT, CORPORATE TEAMBUILDING AND PARTIES!

DOWNTOWN

Had an awesome time. This is such a cool and unique experience for my entire family!

TWO MINUTES OFF 16TH ST MALL

- Chelsea A

BOOK NOW AT WWW.PUZZAH.COM

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016

5


FYI/Happenings ■ Continued from page 5 include a presentation on the development and evolution of Denver’s streetcar commercial districts, which are home to many of our “older, smaller, better” buildings. The event will be hosted at Cameron United Methodist Church, 1600 South Pearl Street, part of the Old South Pearl corridor which is a muchloved historic streetcar commercial district facing significant change as the city grows. With the looming prospect of additional demolitions, Pearl Street will provide the backdrop to explore how the age and character of buildings contributes to making a place economically and socially successful. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. re:Denver forums always include interactive activities to gather the thoughts and perspective of participants, a presentation from our guest speaker, and robust questions and answers. Moving forward, Historic Denver will host a re:Denver forum every other month on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. Locations and topics vary. Additional information is available on Historic Denver’s Facebook page

Denver South Platte River's Environmental Booost The South Platte River through Denver has suffered from low flows and water quality concerns over the years. That’s all about to change. A new initiative will provide space to store water in Chatfield Reservoir solely to help improve the environment of the South Platte River through the metro area. The Chatfield Reallocation Project, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Water Conservation Board are developing a plan for an environmental pool to provide up to 1,600 acre-feet of storage. But there is room for more. The Greenway Foundation and Denver Water have teamed up to start a pledge drive which, if successful, will add an additional 500 acre-feet of environmental storage through a community coalition. Denver Water has committed nearly $2 million to fund the purchase of 250 acre-feet of storage space in Chatfield — if The Greenway Foundation can raise the funds necessary to match that amount. The Greenway Foundation will lead the efforts to raise those pledges and secure this unique opportunity. This 500 acre-feet of water used to supplement the environmental storage space will be owned by the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, a major agricultural district downstream from Denver. They have agreed to pay ongoing costs for operation and maintenance of the space. “This is a true win-win,” said Jeff

6

Shoemaker, The Greenway Foundation executive director. “This project will provide environmental, recreational and agricultural benefits along a 40-mile section of the South Platte River involving Arapahoe, Denver, Adams and Weld counties, and we will be reaching out to numerous river advocates to support this one-time opportunity to further the continued revitalization of our community’s greatest natural resources.” “Our goal is to enhance efforts to improve the urban reach of the South Platte River, helping to ultimately create a fishable river right in the heart of Denver,” said Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead. “For too long, the river was ignored, but many partners have recognized that a healthy and beautiful river is key to ensuring Denver remains a vibrant, exciting city.” The 500 acre-feet of water we are seeking pledges for will provide three beneficial uses when released into the South Platte River. First, the water will be released through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s fish hatchery at Chatfield Reservoir, helping to grow fish for stocking purposes. Second, the timing of the release will serve to increase river flows to benefit fish and recreation in the South Platte River through Denver. And third, the water will then be used by farmers downstream of Denver. “The Chatfield Reallocation Project and the environmental pool is a unique opportunity to secure water to benefit the South Platte River in our own city,” said Lochhead. “This opportunity won’t come again.” . For more information, visit www.denverwater.org

Traffic Advisory in Denver

Private construction work and cityled mobility improvements are happening along Denver’s streets in the coming days. Denver Public Works would like commuters to be aware of the following: Mississippi at Broadway Beginning Tuesday, September 13, Mississippi will close at Broadway in both directions for concrete paving to occur in the intersection, as part of the city’s South Broadway Reconstruction Project. The goal is to keep two lanes of traffic open in each direction on Broadway, but while paving is underway from 7:00am to 5:00pm, additional lane closures may be necessary. This work is expected to continue through Tuesday, September 20. Lawrence Street Lawrence Street will close at Speer Boulevard, as crews make improvements to the Lawrence Street Bridge over Cherry Creek starting Monday, September 12 until Wednesday, September 14. Crews will work from 8:30am to 3:30pm each day. Monaco Parkway Beginning Monday, September 12, one lane will close on southbound

Monaco Parkway from 1st Avenue to E. Cedar for private development. This work will occur overnight and is expected to continue through Sunday, September 18. Auraria Parkway Drivers will continue to experience lane closures on Auraria Parkway from 7th Street to Speer from 8:30am to 7:00pm, for waterline work that is part of a construction project. This work is expected to continue through Wednesday, September 28. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

The SCFD ensures culture for all. Whether you're captivated by a work of art, carried away by a musical performance, or amazed by a museum exhibit, our exciting cultural landscape is made accessible to adults and children alike by our support for the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). With more than 100 Free Days offered each year, all residents can enjoy access to our region's stellar cultural offerings, thanks to the SCFD. Last year, more than 5.2 million people attended a cultural program for free -- and 4.25 million attended at a reduced price. This focus on accessibility for a broad spectrum of visitors remains one of the best aspects of the citizen-supported SCFD and makes Colorado a national leader in arts and culture. Let's continue to ensure "Culture for All" and vote YES on 4B on this November's ballot. You can help keep our great thing going by showing your neighbors you support Culture for All. Find a yard sign distribution site near you and tell your community to vote YES on 4B!

5th Annual Wine Festival Downtown Aquarium 10/1 How merlot can you go? Celebrate fall in the Mile-High City with delicious cuisine prepared by Landry’s top chefs in Denver and award-winning wines from Napa and Sonoma at the fifth annual Wine Fest at Downtown Aquarium on Saturday, October 1 from 1 – 4 p.m. With the purchase of each ticket, wine aficionados will receive wine tastings, a free wine glass, the chance to win 24 bottles of the showcased wine, 50% off Aquarium Exhibit passes, interact with some of the Aquarium’s favorite animals, and free parking. There will also be a Silent Auction benefitting The Greenway Foundation. In addition, several of Landry’s chefs from the Denver-area will be on hand to showcase signature light bites to pair with these exceptional wines. Participating restaurants include: Morton’s, Chart House, Oceanaire, Landry’s Seafood, McCormick’s Fish House, Downtown Aquarium, and Saltgrass Steak House. Landry’s Select Club Members can earn points for this event and will gain early access at 12:30 p.m. Purchase Wine Fest tickets online at www.AQWine.com or on-site the day of the event. All guests must present a valid ID when redeeming ticket vouchers on-site. Must be 21 years of age to participate. This is an outdoor event. Rain or shine. No refunds. Find your tickets online before the wine runs out! Cost: $60 Purchased Online, $65 Purchased On-site When: Saturday, October 1, 1-4 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Aquarium Denver, 700 Water St. Denver, CO 80211 Visit www.AQWine.com, check our website at www.aquariumrestaurants.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AquariumDenver.

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016


DINING, HAPPY HOURS, LUNCHES, BRUNCHES & PATIOS Avanti New Concept Chow Morso, Street Food

Avanti Food & Beverage, a collective eatery and restaurant incubator concept, announced today that Chow Morso has signed a lease and will take over the Bixo Mexiterranean Bites space starting in early October. Chow Morso’s owner Ryan Fletter, will be serving Italian street food—a concept originally developed in the kitchen of his other restaurant, Barolo Grill. “Avanti is all about 'developing a concept' and fine tuning it in a small collective space, so it’s the perfect setting to launch Chow Morso,” said Fletter. “The platform allows us to be creative and pivot as needed to make sure our ideas are working and guests are happy. Avanti’s restaurant incubator platform is a perfect training ground without the enormous risk that goes along with a brand new brick and mortar space.”

Chow Morso will offer guests a range of small and full-sized portions of Italian street food. The menu features a “create-your-own” fresh and dried pasta option where guest pick a pasta (tagliatelle, rigatoni, gnocchi or gluten-free polenta cake) and sauce (bolognese, mushroom or pesto) combination of their choice. Other menu items include, lightly fried calamari skewers, polenta fries and savory puff pastry doughnuts wrapped in prosciutto, among other dishes. Everything on the menu comes in ‘Chow’ (large) and ‘Morso’ (small) portions. Everything on the menu is under $15 and features many vegetarian and gluten-free items. Fletter is also partnering with Darrel Truett, executive chef at Barolo Grill, and Don Gragg, who worked at Barolo Grill at its inception and has since worked at nationally recognized restaurants including Chez Panisse in Berkley, Calif. and Grammercy Tavern in

Cannabis Beer Now Approved by Feds

New York City. At Chow Morso, Truett will serve as executive culinary director and Gragg will lead the Chow Morso team as executive chef. “The dishes at Chow Morso are delicious, authentic and our entire team is excited to welcome this talented team to the Avanti collective,” said Patrick O’Neill, co-founder of Avanti Food & Beverage. “Ryan, Darrel and Don are extremely talented with proven track records at one of Denver’s best restaurants. Avanti gives them an opportunity to be creative with their food in more of a fast casual format, without all the costs and burdens associated with opening up a brick and mortar location.” The restaurant will be located on Avanti’s first floor and will be open from 11am to 9pm Sunday through Wednesday, and 11am to 10pm Thursday through Saturday. Chow Morso joins the six other concepts within the Avanti collective, Bamboo Sushi, Brava!, Mijo, Quiero Arepas, Souk Shwarma and The Regional. For more information on Avanti Food & Beverage, visit http://avantifandb.com/

Dude’s Brews, the packaged-beer arm of Dad & Dude’s Breweria, (6730 S Cornerstar Way in Cornerstar Shopping Center. ) announces their cannabis infused line of beers has been given the country’s first Federal approval for cannabis infused beer utilizing extract from full grown cannabis sativa stalk and stem. On June 13, 2016, Dude’s Brews received Federal formula approval from the TTB for its patent-pending process to create cannabis infused craft beer. The approval process took nearly one year as thorough analysis was required at a TTB sanctioned testing facility. The brewery believes cannabis not only belongs in beer, but it is the responsible thing to do. Mason “Dude” Hembree explains, “We ask our supporters to research Patent #6630507 held by the US Government as Represented by the Department of Health and Human Services. This patent was our inspiration and expresses the true the depth of what we are doing.” For details on Dad & Dude’s and Dude’s Brews, beers, photos, samples and other info contact Mason Hembree at 720.251.0593 (cell) or mason@ breweria.com. Learn more at www. Breweria.com and www.GeneralWashingtons.com”

Fat Jack's Opens on Auraria Campus with Options!

After a summer's worth of preparation, Fat Jack's Subs has just opened its Auraria Campus Location. With the newest spot, the local veteranowned sandwich shop introduced a new concept, which features a signature Fat Jack's store, along with breakfast options from Rosenberg's Bagels, Little Man Ice Cream by the scoop, and Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls (100% Vegan). For sub sandwich eaters who need a little pick-me-up or spot of tea, Fat Jack's on Auraria Campus also serves Novo coffee and a couple of Kombucha flavors from Happy Leaf Kombucha. "It's always exciting when we open a new store," said Kyle Fabra, who coowns Fat Jack's with his wife Brooke. "We have the opportunity to customize each location to the specific area. I think students and faculty on the Auraria Campus will appreciate a locally-based sub shop that is fast and serves fresh ingredients, as well as all of the offerings we have available from other food vendors." The Fabras hope to provide paid and unpaid internships to students of business, marketing or hospitality at the Auraria location. The store will also offer bicycle delivery on campus, and plans to have live music on select days of the week. Recently, Fat Jack's opened a store at 450 Broadway and transferred its LoHi store to its new location at 3326 Tejon. Check out their menu, featuring fresh ingredients and tasty bread (including gluten-free) at www. fatjackssubs.com

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

Crepes and More! 1590 Little Raven St. (303) 623-0605 www.littleravenbistro.com/

SEPTEMBER 2016

7


Arts LoDown Crush Mural Event in RiNO Sept. 12-18 During the week of September 12th–18th, artists from around the world will converge in the RiNo Art District for the annual Crush event. Over the years the Crush event has covered over 50,000 square feet of walls district wide and attracts locals and tourists to the district to tour and photograph the murals. Centered on 27th and Larimer, the Crush has become aplatform for artists to share ideas, techniques and creates global inspiration. This artistic convening attracts 10,000 visitors to the district over the week of events. This year the RiNo Art District and Crush organizers will be hosting various pop up events in conjunction with local businesses during the week to celebrate the murals in progress and provide opportunities for the general public to engage with the artists.

2016 Crush Highlights: • Murals are concentrated on Larimer Street between 24th and 34th. There are several murals to see throughout the entire district. • Between September 12th – 18th we will be painting 45 walls throughout the district. • Artists will begin painting the week of September 12th with the largest concentration taking place on September 17th and 18th • Infinite Monkey, Ratio Brewery, Rackhouse Pub, Backyard on Blake and several neighborhood businesses will be hosting pop-up events during the week. • Denver Hardware Block: The block between 33rd and 32nd and Walnut on the East side connecting to Larimer was recently sold and the entire block is slated to be torn down next year. Crush organizers are working with local emerging artists on muraling the entire complex of buildings during the 2016 Crush event. • Crush Artists Announced: Blaine

THE CRUSH MURAL FEST AT RINO RUNS SEPT 12-19. Fontana, Dulk, Jose Mertz, Dread, Woes, Boy Kong, Elle, Mr. Cenz, Ladies Fancywork Society, MDMN, Taste, JB Snyder, Pat McGregor, Tuke & Zehb are a few of the top artists coming to mural during the event. There are a total of 75 artists participating the weekend of the Crush The RiNo Art District, located just north of Downtown Denver, was formed in 2005 by a small group of artists focused on starting an artist and creative community and helping these businesses market their work. Today, RiNo is a state-certified Colorado Creative District and has grown to over 280 members, 200 studios, and 20 galleries. The district also includes a BID and GID within its boundaries that work to support the priorities of the RiNo Art District. All Crush events will be listed on our website at: http://www.coloradocrush.org

Celebrating National Hispanic Month

We invite you to join The Denver Foundation for the opening of "Corazon y Generosidad," a photo exhibition that celebrates the long tradition of philanthropy in Denver's Latino community. The exhibition runs through October. National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15

"Taste not Trend"

Appalachian Spring with Les Syliphides

Third Friday September 16th | 5-8 pm Individual fashion that flatters YOUR unique style. Designed locally Fashion tips for YOUR style. Informal modeling Unique men’s wear also

754 Santa Fe Dr | 303.446.0117 carolmierfashion.com

8

With special permission from the Copland Fund, Ballet Ariel Director Ilena Norton has created an original ballet set to Aaron Copland’s enchanting and pastoral Appalachian Spring, This important new work will launch the 2016-2017 performance season for Ballet Ariel. While influenced by various early scenarios explored by modern dance pioneer, Martha Graham, for whom the music was originally composed, Norton’s Appalachian Spring is a fresh interpretation of the music. Ballet Ariel brings new life to this Pulitzer Prize winning composition, an American classic from one of the great

contemporary composers of the 20th century. The ballet accompanied live by Stratus Chamber Orchestra, is an innovative, new ballet incorporating classical movement and a storytale dramatic narrative. Performed on pointe, Norton’s ballet includes choreography from Gregory Gonzales, whose contemporary style integrates wonderfully. Norton calls it, “an honor to follow in Martha Graham’s epic footsteps to choreograph an original version of Appalachian Spring.” Ballet Ariel will also be performing Les Sylphides, an exquisite example of romantic ballet. In fact, this one-act, non-narrative piece has been described as a “romantic reverie,” a sublimely beautiful study of the communion of mood, music and dance. The beautiful artistry of Ballet Ariel will be on full display as a young man chances upon Les Sylphides (the sylphs) dancing on a moon lit night. Performed to Chopin’s enthralling score, Ballet Ariel’s production will feature all that is loved about romantic ballet from the long white skirts and precision pointe work to the airy, ethereal ambiance. Appalachian Spring with Les Sylphides, will be performed on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30p.m. and Sunday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre, 119 Park Ave West, Denver, CO 80205. Tickets are $15 for children, $20 for students/seniors, $25 for adults and can be purchased at www.balletariel.org or by calling 303-945-4388.

Black American West and Heritage Center Closing for Renovation The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, 3091 California will be closed for renovations starting on Monday, September 5th through Friday, September 30th, 2016. If you or someone you know has time to come down and help, call first 720-242-7428 for details. Please watch for our special reopening events during the month of October.

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016


Arts LoDown Robischon Presents John Buck Solo Exhibit

Following last year’s thoroughly compelling solo exhibition which many knowledgeable writers and viewers publically identified in print and in conversation as Denver’s best show of the year, Robischon Gallery again presents the distinguished American artist John Buck in an expansive solo exhibition featuring numerous kinetic carved jelutong wood sculptures, wall relief panels, figural cast-bronze sculptures, as well as large scale works on paper. For a significant aspect of the exhibition, Buck takes his conceptual cues from the timeless realm of American politics, in perfect parallel to the heated spectacle of the current controversial 2016 presidential election. The drama of both the perceived status quo in Washington D.C. and the unconventional nature of political campaigns, offers each viewer of Buck’s work a particular opportunity to engage in his personal brand of social commentary while finding their own role in the dialogue. With his typically focused insights, whether it pertains to the artist’s searing political observations or his often humorous even universal expressions on the art and sciences, Buck’s astonishing kinetics as well as a wide range of remarkable works in other challenging mediums, will again prove to be irresistibly provocative for audiences.

With complex politically charged sculptures over twenty feet in length and approximately fifteen feet high, Buck makes clear his views on corruption, demagoguery and the duplicitous squandering of long-standing American ideals in the name of personal gain. From the political, to the other equally engaging thematic works on subjects of art - through portraits of famous artists, cross-cultural motifs and emblematic nature forms - viewers are compelled to approach the stilled kinetic sculptures in the gallery, where they will be invited to tap a foot pedal, which slowly begins to rhythmically activate the carved jelutong figures and objects into movement. In artworks where past Presidents in surreal costume bow and twirl beneath the Capitol dome in a form of symbolic political theater, are seen in close proximity to other largescale kinetic sculpture such as the new work which highlights George Washington’s crossing the Delaware, amidst a parade of various unsavory historical and contemporary figures as they symbolically pass over the political bridge, Buck’s surprising and pointed revelations become both mesmerizing and clear. Amid sounds of whirring motors, turning gears, creaking wood and gasps of amazement, the full breadth of John Buck’s vision will dawn on each viewer as it sparks a layered, personal process of wonder and discovery, finding meaning between the moving

underutilized urban spaces to increase collaboration, honor heritage, build civic engagement, beautify neighborhoods, enrich communities and inspire long-term change. “P.S. You Are Here and other IMAGINE 2020 projects contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of our dynamic city,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Through funding these community programs, we can enhance the unique qualities of our neighborhoods and bring new and exciting ways to experience art and culture directly to our residents and visitors.” PSYAH is part of IMAGINE 2020, Denver’s community-based cultural plan, a strategic vision to implement and support the significant contributions that arts, culture and creativity provide to the city’s economy and quality of life. In 2015, PSYAH awarded $66,000 in grants to nine groups in Denver including Art Student League of Denver, Birdseed Collective, Bluebird Business Improvement District, Environmental Learning for Kids, River North Art District, East Montclair Neighborhood Association, Urban Land Conservancy, Urban Ventures and VSA Colorado. Each of these projects are currently underway. For more information please visit: ArtsandVenues.com

elements to return to wonderment once more. Solo Exhibition Thursday, September 22 through December 17, 2016O Opening Reception: thursday, Septeber 22 from 6pm-8pm

$70,000 Art and Culture Grants Available

If you have a creative idea for beautifying or making use of an underutilized spot in the city, this opportunity could be for you. Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for 2016 P.S. You Are Here funding opportunities through 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Now in its third year, PSYAH is a citywide creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization initiative that cultivates collaborative, community-led outdoor projects in Denver’s public spaces. In 2016, PSYAH will fund $70,000 in grants. Applicants can request up to $10,000 in funding per project. Grants must be matched 1:1 by applicants through cash or in-kind contributions – goods or services – or volunteer time. PSYAH funds help support creative, short-term physical improvement projects that aim to transform the city’s

Kirk Norlin: UpClose Photography now showing at Silvana Mondo Gallery 4420 Tennyson St. Denver CO 80212 |720.244.8034 www.KirkNorlin.com

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016

9


Animal Matters Month of October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog/Cat

furry friend, we encourage you to choose the adoption option. By adopting a homeless dog, you will not only be providing a

loving home to a grateful pet, but you will open up space for another homeless pet in need at our shelters.

For more information on the Dumb Friends League, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772. See ad below left.

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month—a month dedicated to increasing awareness of the millions of shelter dogs looking for homes across the country. What better way to honor this month than welcoming a shelter dog into your home! Dogs like Braun, a blind, 11-year-old German shepherd, and thousands of others are given a second chance at the happy lives they deserve at the Dumb Friends League each year. Last year alone, the Dumb Friends League welcomed more than 22,000 homeless pets and horses at its shelters. Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month is also a time to debunk a number of misconceptions about shelter pets. For example, many people think that dogs are brought to shelters because they did something “wrong.” That typically isn’t true. A majority of the pets in our care are surrendered due to “people reasons,” like having to move, allergies, or a lack of time or money to care for a pet. For the dogs in our care that need a little extra TLC, the Dumb Friends League provides pre-adoption training programs to help them become better candidates for adoption. For example, Head Start teaches good behavior to our young adult dogs, and Canine Courage is specifically geared toward helping timid dogs. We also offer free behavior advice through our Pet Behavior Helpline to all dog owners— whether you have adopted from us or not—in order to keep people and pets living happily together. If you’re looking for your next best

10

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016


Health Is Wealth American Diabetes Association’s Annual Ride, Walk And Run Event Celebrates Its 25Th Anniversary The American Diabetes Association is excited to announce a new location for its largest annual fundraiser, Tour de Cure Colorado. The ride, run and walk will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Salisbury Park in Parker, Colorado to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease. Tour de Cure Colorado is a oneof-a-kind activity-filled community festival, offering an inspirational daylong celebration that Tour participants have come to know and love.

This year’s event will be the largest of its kind for Coloradans living with all types of diabetes, and their loved ones, as three amazing Colorado events become one – the Southern Colorado Tour de Cure, Denver Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure Colorado. “I am really excited to be part of this new combined event in the Town of Parker,” says Joshua Lipman, a long-time Parker resident, Tour Team Captain, member of the Tour de Cure Planning Committee, and Co-Chair of the Marketing, Communications, and Recruitment

Sub-Committee. “The Tour is a very family-friendly event and Parker is a great community with families and businesses that really care about helping others. Not to mention, the new views on the routes for the riders, runners, and walkers will be awesome,” said Lipman. Cyclists, walkers and runners from around the region will gather to participate at one of five routes designed for all ages and ability levels. Routes include: a 5K Walk/ Run, a family-friendly 20K cycling ride, 50K cycling ride, 100K cycling ride and an epic 100 Mile Century

Ride. New this year is the Get Fit Activity Zone – anyone is welcome to join in the fun at the community festival, and for a small donation will have access to activities including a bungee trampoline, inflatable obstacle course, high wall jump and more! Register today to ride, walk or run to Stop Diabetes at Tour de Cure Colorado. Participants living with diabetes are encouraged to register as Red Riders and Red Striders to be celebrated the day of the event. Visit www. diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure or call 1-888-DIABETES to register today!

Presented By:

Tour de Cure Colorado

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Salisbury Park - Parker, CO Routes: 5K Walk/Run | 20K | 50K | 100K | 100M REGISTER TODAY: diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure

Thank You to our National Sponsors:

T. Rowe Price | Sign-A-Rama Ft. Collins

RIDE WALK OR

RIDE

WALK

http://www.komencolorado.org/

RUN

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016

11


The Broker Can Make A Difference By Steve Blank, Managing Broker Liv Sotheby’s International Realty in Writer Square

The idea of becoming a successful real estate Broker, or Realtor, will almost always depend on one’s ability to list and market properties for sale. Typically, Realtors will represent buyers more in the first 3-5 years of their career, then list properties. The art of listing properties for sale requires a different level of experience because you are representing the property itself, as well as the owners. Over the past few decades, the real estate industry has become more challenging and sophisticated which is reflected in two major areas. First, of course, is in technology where it completely influences how we communicate, locate properties, market properties, research properties, conduct inspections, write and submit offers, and can carry on business in the car, at Starbucks, from our home, and oh yeah… in an office. The other dominant influence is (protective) consumerism. In a span of almost 40 years, the state real estate contract has grown from one page to 16 pages, not including several mandated addendums. We are so past the day when a listing agent would list a prop-

erty, place a sign in the yard, attach a lock box to the door, put it in the MLS, and maybe run a newspaper ad. The job of a listing agent should, theoretically, be a simple concept. Their job is to manage the marketing and sale of a home while working towards achieving the best price possible in the most reasonable period of time. An essential part of the Realtor’s job is to provide and manage appropriate expectations during the transaction process, communicate regularly, and have the experience and expertise to guide the process to the closing table. It doesn’t matter how much technology is available, it is still, and always will be, a people business that should include establishing valued relationships with clients that may likely be buying or selling their largest asset. I, and other seasoned brokers, recognize that most of the work begins AFTER receiving an offer and the property goes under contract. The current market in Denver, dependent upon price range, still leans toward a seller’s market and becomes more balanced as the price range increases. Regardless of the price, the contract itself is primarily written to protect the buyer’s interests with a variety of contingencies (subject to’s) related to inspections, appraisals, financing, title, etc. That said, it is not a wellknown fact that close to 30% of all homes that go under contract will end up back on

the market before reaching the closing table. Buyers and sellers both make plans based on dates in the contract with movers, new furniture, schools, etc. and have high hopes of consummating their transactions accordingly. A valid concern (or risk) of a contract failing for the seller is the loss of marketing momentum gained from being a new listing, or the “new kid on the block”. Once a property goes under contract and is off the market for 1-3 weeks, it is very difficult to get the same level for showing activity, with the potential for multiple offers, as a new listing that enters the market. So what are some of the reasons why transactions might fall through? The most obvious reasons have to do with contingencies built into the contract: 1. Financing – the buyers must qualify for the loan and be satisfied with the terms. 2. Appraisal – an independent appraisal is ordered by the lender to make sure the value is (at least) equal to the contract price, protecting the lender’s loan-to-value ratio. 3. Inspection – buyer retains the right to inspect any and all elements of the home primarily to determine that systems and other areas of the home are properly functional and/or safe. Inspections can be tricky and contentious, sometimes creating a second phase of negotiation between the parties. There are several other elements of a contract that occasionally come to the surface as title concerns:

HOA covenants, and insurance requirements, to mention a few. To quote my father (who was also a broker) from many years ago, “It’s never the problem; it’s more how you choose to handle the problem”. That piece of wisdom brings us to the most influential factor impacting the above mentioned concerns; carefully selecting the right broker to represent you, your financial interests and for peace of mind. A good professional Realtor will help you avoid costly mistakes, will likely save you money in the long run, and will ultimately help you make more money. I have watched more transactions fall apart simply due to bad advice, lack of experience, not dedicated, only part-time, lazy, or just trying too hard without really having a clue. Most people believe that transactions fall apart because of financing, inspections and appraisals. Sometimes those issues will be the legitimate reason for a contract to become null and void. However, there are skilled and creative Realtors that are freely prepared to roll up their sleeves to restructure the transaction in a manner that satisfies both party’s needs. A good Realtor associated with a reputable company will educate you on the market, represent your interests well, and will take the time to listen to you. Please contact Steve at sblank.livsothebysrealty.com or call 303.893.3200 LIV Sotheby's International Realty / Downtown Location in Writer Square . See Stats below.

Sold Price Analysis for May Years 2015 vs 2016

Sold data gathered per MLS RES and COND databases Year August 2015 August 2016 % change

# of sales

avg price

avg psf

avg DOM

avg % sold price to list

221 187 -15%

$434,173 $453,173 +4%

$333 $364 +9%

59 65 +1%

99% 98% -1%

Courtesy of John Ludwig, Broker, LIV Sotheby’s International in Writer’s Square 303-601-1792

12

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016


Real Estate Kentwood Agents Go Over the Edge For Charity Seven leading Broker Associates with Kentwood Real Estate recently participated in the challenging, and character-building Over the Edge event to benefit the Cancer League of Colorado. The seven adventurous and caring real estate professionals rappelled down the 29-story skyscraper at 1600 Glenarm Place on Friday, September 9th during the thrilling three-day fundraiser. Michele Ciardullo, one the participants and an accomplished broker with Kentwood Real Estate DTC, spearheaded putting the group together. The six other Kentwood participants include: Keri Duffy and Libby Levinson of Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek; Meredith Hotz and Steven Kruse of Kentwood Real Estate DTC; and Stacy Neir and Lea VanSchaack of Kentwood City Properties. In addition to these leading agents, Broker Associate Liz Richards of Kentwood City Properties, who was unable to attend the event, raised $1,133 for the cause. “This was a truly amazing event and a very thrilling experience for participants and visitors alike,” said Ciardullo. “Over the Edge gives participants a life-changing opportunity to rappel down a towering skyscraper while raising money for Colorado-based cancer research. By raising a minimum of $1,000, you can experience the thrill of a lifetime while helping those in need. This was the second year that Kentwood brokers have participated in the Over the Edge fundraiser and we are already looking forward to next year.” Total funds raised this year by the eight Kentwood agents and by others who donated on their behalf was $11,316 for the Cancer League of Colorado. In addition, Alex Gruitch, the 13-year-old daughter of Kentwood agent Elise Marks Gru-

itch and granddaughter of Kentwood broker Edie Marks, also participated and was the number three fundraiser with $8,624. When combined, the total contribution is $19,940, which is impressive by any measure. Unique to nonprofits, the Cancer League of Colorado has no paid staff and no offices. All operating expenses are covered by membership dues and their volunteer staff. Cancer League of Colorado now has more than 400 volunteer members who share the commitment to fight cancer and support cancer research. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to cancer research and cancer patient services in the state of Colorado. Since 1985, Cancer League has donated more than $15 million in grants toward cancer research and services. For more information, please visit www. cancerleague.org. For more information on the Over the Edge fundraising event, please visit www. denverovertheedge.com. Kentwood Real Estate is dedicated to building on its legacy of being “Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company” through the highest producing, most knowledgeable, caring and experienced brokers in the country who offer the highest quality customer service experience. Kentwood Real Estate is an innovator known for unparalleled marketing strategies and superior Internet technology that places its clients in the best possible position. The company’s brokers each averaged more than $12 million in sales volume annually, which is ranked number one nationwide by the National Association of Realtors and REAL Trends. Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of Kentwood Real Estate DTC, Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek, and Kentwood City Properties in downtown Denver. For more information, visit Kentwood Real Estate online at www.DenverRealEstate.com.

Struggling To Buy Your Dream Home? A Lease To Own Program Is Now Available

I often get calls from people who would like to become homeowners but for a number of reasons they need or prefer to rent the home now and purchase it at a later time. "In Denver's hot buy-sell and rental real estate market today, my experience indicates there is little interest from home sellers or landlords to this approach," says Matt Studzinski, Broker Associate at Re/Max Alliance. Landlords only want to rent their properties and home owners want to sell their properties - quickly and simply and at a high price, he adds. That was until Studzinski recently partnered with a company to bring back the concept of renting a home with the option to purchase at a later date. The best part of this program is that you get to choose your own home! "This program addresses a number of reasons why potential buyers are unable to purchase a home in today's market," says Studzinski. These include inadequate down payment, credit issues, inability to obtain bank financing a change in family dynamic, etc. Another scenario is one where Buyers become frustrated and bewildered after losing out on homes with multiple bidders. The Lease with a Right to Purchase Program for Homebuyers may be the perfect fit for someone in these situations. The program is very transparent in that the prospective renter will know with each home the monthly lease price and purchase price information each year for up to five years. The renter can purchase the home at anytime while he/she is leasing the home. During this time, the rent will only be increased a minimum amount each year (3 3/4%) that the property is leased until (if) the leaser chooses to purchase the home. There is no penalty if the leaser chooses not to purchase the home. Homes for selection have some restrictions of location, price ($100,000 - $550,000), and housing type (single family or town home only). Joining the program is easy! Just call Matt at 720-2554663 and he can help answer your questions and then invite you to join the program through their web site. After accepting the invite there will be a background check, an income/employment verification, and a rental history review. Once past those, you will work with Matt to choose the home you want from the homes available for sale in the Denver Metro Area. The Lease with a Right to Purchase Program for Homebuyers can help youachieve your dream of owning the home of your choosing within your timeframe. Contact Matt Studzinski with Re/Max Alliance at 720 255-4663. Email: matts@remax.net

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016

13


Real Estate DIRK ANDRINGA

DEVVY ALTMAN

ANGELA BELDY

DEE CHIRAFISI

LISA COOK

HEATHER EHRET-FAIRCLOTH

JENNA FULK

LAURA FULLER

GEORGIA GALLAGHER

KEVIN GARRETT

ZACH GILBERT

SARA GLAZE

DIANE GOLDSMITH

ANDREW GONZALES

BRIAN HARRIS

JAMIE HARRIS

JOHN HAYDEN

BARBARA HENDERSON

SUSAN HENDERSON

BRENT JONES

STEVE JONES

MARY KITCHEN

STAN KNISS

ANDI LEAHEY

ANN LENANE

HANNE LICHTENFELS

MATT MCNEILL

OLIVIA MERRILL

BECKY MILLER

KEN MILLER

BRIGETTE MODGLIN

TOM NARVAEZ

ALEX NEIR

STACY NEIR

JAN NELSEN

RYAN NEVILLE

CHRISTINE NICHOLSON

LEE ANN NIELSEN

KIM NORTON

JESÚS OROZCO, JR.

JIM RHYE

LIZ RICHARDS

DEVON RICHARDSON

MELODY RIVERA

MIKE RIVERA

DANE ROBINSON

ERIN RULE

DONNA RYAN

ALLISON SMOOKLER

AMANDA SNITKER

JIM THEYE

JEAN MARIE THOMPSON

AIMEE TWAROGOWSKI

BRYAN UHL

KRIS UHL

DEVIREE VALLEJO

ELIZABETH VANCAMP

LEA VAN SCHAACK

BILL VERDON

MOLLY WEISS

CARRIE WERNECKE

TARI WILDE

KELLY WILLIAMS

MARK WILLIAMS

ANASTASIA WILLIAMSON

GREG YOSHIDA

KAREN ZEILE

FULL SERVICE professional real estate brokers •••

PROVEN LEADERS in city and city-close real estate for over 17 years •••

A SOLID HISTORY of success with builders and new developments •••

STOP IN AND SEE US BROKERS ARE AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK

(303) 820-CITY (2489) KENTWOODCITY.COM conveniently located

ACROSS FROM UNION STATION

14

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016


Real Estate

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY? Own your life. Immerse yourself in the arts, lifestyle, culture and energy of one of Denver’s most exciting urban areas. S*Park’s location at 26th and Lawrence is at the edge of Denver’s RiNo district, in the Curtis Park neighborhood. Walk to area restaurants, brewpubs, coffee houses, art galleries and more—or jump on the Light Rail and you’re minutes from LoDo. Own a home at S*Park starting under $300k. These modern townhomes and studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condos are in the Curtis Park neighborhood, at the edge of Denver’s RiNo district. You won’t find many homes here in this price range, let alone sustainable ones; S*Park includes features like solar power, a shared greenhouse for the community, and we even put all parking underground to create space for an extensive private, central park.

AMENITIES Owning a home in the S*Park community includes unique perks: • Homes surround a unique, private central park • State-of-the-art greenhouse • High-quality, modern finishes • Contemporary unit layouts with bright natural light • Underground parking • Professionally managed Home Owners Association (HOA) • Sustainable design featuring solar panels and exterior brick reclaimed from Denver buildings • Downtown Denver views

HISTORY AND VISION The name S*Park comes from the site’s history as Sustainability Park, which has become the ethos for the project. This inspired our vision for this development, celebrating the spirit of urban community and farming with S*Park’s extensive private park area, modern greenhouse, as well as how we handled parking. It is rare to have a neighborhood where there are no alleys or cars driving between homes. We accomplished this by putting all the parking underground to create an outdoor living space for residents; homes surround the centralized park where residents can relax and hang out with neighbors.

Clem Rinehart Director of Sales 303-570-2006 clem@treehousedenver.com

Jeff Moore Sales Manager 303-718-7748 jeff@treehousedenver.com

www.LiveAtSpark.com “SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

Amy Hopp Sales Associate 720-589-5488 amy@treehousedenver.com

303-296-3331 –

SEPTEMBER 2016

15


16

“SPREADING THE WORD” FOR COMMUNIT Y BUSINESSES & NEIGHBORHOODS IN DENVER

RETURN TO WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 2016

Denver News Online Sept 2016  
Denver News Online Sept 2016