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94 S. Broadway - White Palace Laundrymat

Location

94 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
United States
39° 42' 53.4312" N, 104° 59' 15.1116" W

location of White Palace Laundrymat (so-named because it's within a classy white-tiled building)

ampersands on Broadway #5: reverence for the the Old West inside Fancy Tiger Crafts

Fancy Tiger Crafts’ spacious new home at 59 Broadway opened with the new year, and has been decorated inside with retro signage recalling the simplicity & self-reliance of the Old West, including these two classic ampersands; other decor in the new space includes vintage sewing machines, an old windmill, and of course the immensely varied stock of colorful fabrics, yarns, and myriad other craft supplies

(fifth in a series — signage on Broadway may last for decades or a few minutes; focusing on the typographic form of ampersands is both a simple delight and a way to illustrate Baker’s diversity)

59 Broadway - Fancy Tiger Crafts

Location

59 Broadway St.
Denver, CO
United States
39° 43' 3.9216" N, 104° 59' 14.9928" W

northernmost of three storefronts in a building that had sat empty for several years; home of Fancy Tiger Crafts as of 1 Jan. 2012

ampersands on Broadway #4: Club 404 is no more

Club 404 closed this week for a change in ownership, and presumably a change in style; no word yet whether it will retain its classic 3-dimensional sheet metal sign, with many empty light sockets suggesting a brighter past, but the ampersand here, in a halo of paste and a field of faded red, harks from an era when things lasted longer

(fourth in a series — signage on Broadway may last for decades or a few minutes; focusing on the typographic form of ampersands is both a simple delight and a way to illustrate Baker’s diversity)

404 Broadway - Brendan’s

Location

404 Broadway
Denver, CO
United States
39° 43' 21.612" N, 104° 59' 14.9352" W

this location houses Brendan’s, which so far retains the classic Club 404 signage

history:

• home of venerable Club 404, owned by Jerry Feld from 1951 until December 2011
• "Denver Wheel Club 404" made a go of it but the building was sold in November 2012 and the location has been operating as Brendan’s since January 2013

4-letter shops in the works

businesses with four-letter names are popping up on Broadway; one in a space formerly occupied by a business with a four-letter name; also some related news for businesses with longer names …

ampersands on Broadway #3

perhaps whomever was “TRAVELING BROKE & HUNGRY” had just stepped inside Kokoro for a bowl of miso soup when they left this elegant hand-drawn ampersand in the cold rain at 6th & Broadway

(third in a series — signage on Broadway may last for decades or a few minutes; focusing on the typographic form of ampersands is both a simple delight and a way to illustrate Baker’s diversity)

ampersands on Broadway #2

founded in 1900 at this location, Johnson Storage & Moving is one of Baker's oldest businesses, but the sign here was repainted no earlier than 1947 when the company became a founding agent of United Van Lines; the subtle quirkiness of the gothic typestyle of the ampersand and the rest of this large nameplate reflect the confidence and of an experienced signpainter, and the simplicity of bygone business era

(second in a series — several of Broadway's newer businesses, as well as some of Broadway’s oldest, have an ampersand in their name; focusing on the typographic form of these ampersands is both a simple delight and a way to illustrate Baker’s merchant diversity)

221 Broadway - Johnson Moving & Storage

Location

221 Broadway
Denver, CO
United States
39° 43' 11.37" N, 104° 59' 16.7388" W

Johnson Moving & Storage has been at this location since 1900

Brown Barrel Tavern to close 17 Sept.

an “inventory reduction sale” is a bit unexpected at a grungy tavern, but according to a man who emerged from this door that’s exactly what’s happening at the venerable Brown Barrel, which predates almost all the other bars on Broadway; the bar has been sold and will close on 17 September, he said, and that means all the unopened bottles must be sold; you have a week left to load up on $1 bottles of schnapps

no word yet on what will follow at this location …

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