the scoop on the Webber Theater (formerly Kitty's)

construction permits have appeared, workers have been seen hauling material out of the building into a dumpster, a small fire broke out yesterday … all this has warmed up interest in the old Webber Theater at 119 S. Broadway, which still sports the Kitty's name though the "adult emporium" abandoned this location a couple of years ago (Pleasures, a similar business but without the "live girls", remains next door)

the big picture

this startling image on the back door of Sputnik is part of an exhibit by Illiterate titled The Big Picture — xerox enlargements of photographs have been pasted onto the exteriors of participating locations throughout the city, and the world; many are also on display at Illiterate’s gallery at 82 S. Broadway

photogravures exhibit reception at Open Press

the artists must be hard at work because in recent years opening receptions have become rare at Open Press a renowned printmaking studio at 40 W. Bayaud Ave.; however in conjunction with Denver's Month of Photography, Open Press hosts a reception for its exhibit, "Contemporary Photogravures" featuring artists John Davenport, Mark Sink & Kristen Hatgi, Mark Lunning, Janice McCullagh, Daniel Teitelbaum

see the Month of Photography site for a map of several other participants in Baker

Date: 
11 Mar 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

getting to the South Platte River from Baker

the South Platte River Greenway has miles of bicycle/pedestrian trails and connections to other trails; it is a major recreation and transportation asset to the Baker neighborhood, but have you ever tried to get to the Platte River Trail from Baker? if you have, you know your choices are awkward and limited

Crime rates around the old Gates Factory Cherokee Development?

A visitor to the site asked:

I am a community social work student at DU looking to find out more about
crime rates and incidences of the Gates Rubber factory/lot in recent years.
Would you have any insight as to where I could find out more information?

I believe that the Denver police department has a statistics group that can provide crime statistics with latitude, longitude, and nature of the crime over time. This report may have a nominal fee associated with it.

have coffee with a cop at Bardo 15 Feb.

District 4 Police Commander Joe Montoya will be at Bardo Coffee shop, 238 S. Broadway, for a drop-in "coffee with a cop" event from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, 15 Feb. 2011

"Get answers to your crime and quality-of-life questions and learn about public safety in the City of Denver."

Date: 
15 Feb 2011 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Fancy Tiger Boutique grand (re-)opening on 4 Feb.

Location: 

Fancy Tiger Clothing has moved one building south into a much larger storefront at 18 South Broadway, and will celebrate with a grand opening on 4 Feb. 2011, starting with their usual First Friday trunk show from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by DJ Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair

Date: 
4 Feb 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Baker's westernmost residents live here

this encampment is as far west as anyone resides in Baker at the moment; it is located on the hill between Phil Milstein Park and the 6th Ave to southbound I-25 on-ramp in the far northwestern corner of the Baker Neighborhood; this spot is more or less aligned with 5th Ave., so it is not Baker's northernmost residence

under the white tarp is where people sleep; nearby are piles of bike parts and other items, some protected by tarps and some strewn down the hill into the brush

chicken politics heat up

Baker resident James Bertini has been working to relax the restrictions Denver places on backyard chicken-keeping (YouTube link); in the course of this work he's had a lot of interaction with the city of Denver, and now Face the State reports that some in the city may have conspired to slow the petition effort and exclude James from a $2 million grant application

9th Platte River Half Marathon

Once again the Platte River Half Marathon (official site) is going to be passing along the edge of Baker. Going from downtown Littleton, along the Platte river trail, and ending across the 8th Avenue Viaduct and then up to the Buckhorn Exchange near the 10th and Osage light rail station.

They conveniently give you the option to run as a relay with friends and runners will get an RTD ticket to return them to Littleton (if they need it).

Date: 
10 Apr 2011 - 9:00am - 11:00am
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