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Apartment Therapy likes Baker couple's small-home style

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Apartment Therapy has just published a profile and photo tour of the stylish 630-square-foot Baker home of Jenna & Lexxa; the two renovated their up-down Colonial duplex 12 years ago and have kept it fresh with an eye for style that Jenna has applied also to Hazel & Dewey, the "modern mercantile" she owns at 70 S. Broadway

interior of Webber Theater (Kitty's South), September 2012

Westword today quoted our 2011 article on the Webber Theater, so it seemed worth putting up this grab-shot of the interior during taken another spate of work in September 2012

this shot shows the lobby structure mostly removed, and debris being cleared from the gaping void of the slope-floored original theater space; the old proscenium is dimly visible

like Westword, we have no news on the building's fate

Denver Relief to set up $10M cannabis investment fund

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Baker was mentioned in the national financial news: an article on Yahoo Finance goes into the complexities of financing marijuana dispensaries and grow operations from the perspective of Denver Relief, an established Baker retail, cultivation, consulting and wellness business; Denver Relief is now putting together a $10 mllion "cannabis-focused investment fund" hoping to profit from Colorado's evolving marijuana business landscape

333 W. Ellsworth Ave. - Hirschfeld Towers

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333 W Ellsworth Ave
denver, CO 80223
United States
39° 42' 59.8212" N, 104° 59' 32.856" W

AB Hirschfeld Towers is owned by Denver Housing Authority, which offers it as subsidized housing for the elderly and disabled; in 2009 a major renovation of the building included the installation of the largest residential geothermal energy project in Colorado

What is the spirit of "South Broadway"? 5280 Magazine lets us know

The 5280 magazine has a guide to Denver neighborhoods. They seem to have ignored most other designations of neighborhood boundaries, mixed WWPNA and Baker together, and designated a "South Broadway"


South Broadway / Fringe:
Are they hip? Or grunge? One thing's for sure: They'll travel across town for a $2 PBR. Spend afternoons looking for the best tattoo, scruffiest beard, or largest ear piercing.

What do you think? Can you discern the boundaries in their "infographic"?

Fairmont farmers' market highlighted on Channel 4 News

BakerNow has mentioned Fairmont's student farmers' market a few times and now Channel 4 News has done a short profile of the market held this Saturday at Fairmont Dual Immersion Academy (Flash required to view the video portion)

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

garden blogger comments on life in Baker

"Frankenoid" is a blogger with a spot on The Daily Kos, a national, mostly political blog; but as revealed in her continuing series of "Saturday Morning Garden Blogging" articles, Frankenoid is a Baker resident, and in a recent post she tackles some of the social issues of life in Baker, particularly the impacts of gardening on our neighbors, and parking concerns near Broadway

Broadway Assistance Center profiled in Street News Service article

there are many organizations running service programs in and around Baker, serving the poor, the homeless, those with short term difficulties, those with health issues or rehabilitation needs, and those with spiritual deficiencies; from time to time we may highlight some of these programs

this week the long-standing Broadway Assistance Center (BAC), operating within St. Joseph's Church at 6th & Galapago, was the subject of a detailed article at Street News Service (SNS)

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