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 Denver’s office market logs highest average lease rate ever
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 Denver’s office market logs highest average lease rate ever

Dennis Huspeni – Reporter- Denver Business Journal Metro Denver’s office market continued a trend that started in the fourth quarter of 2012. Lease prices climbed while the vacancy rates fell for the past six quarters, according to CBRE Group Inc.’s most recent MarketView report. Lease rates climbed to $22.36 per square foot after a steady … Continue reading

Colorado School of Mines announces fundraising campaign
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Colorado School of Mines announces fundraising campaign

By Joe Vaccarelli A Colorado School of Mines student receives instruction in this scene from “Transforming Lives: The Campaign for Colorado School of Mines,” a short video promoting the school’s $350 million fundraising campaign. To view the video, go to youtube.com/watch?v=2XE39GlP3RQ. ( Courtesy Colorado School of Mines) Colorado School of Mines recently announced a campaign … Continue reading

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Endorses Amendment 66
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Endorses Amendment 66

By Jeremy MeyerDenver Mayor Michael Hancock on Tuesday threw his support behind the Amendment 66 school finance revamp and tax hike, saying “I want to give all Colorado kids the best chance to compete and succeed in a global economy.” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock endorsed Amendment 66 at a rally Tuesday in Denver. Hancock made … Continue reading

Tax-increment financing proposal pushed for 9th and Colorado property
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Tax-increment financing proposal pushed for 9th and Colorado property

By Jeremy P. Meyer  The Denver Post FILE — Vacant buildings stand at the southeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and East Ninth Avenue. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post) Denver Urban Renewal Authority is seeking to establish an urban redevelopment zone at the site of the old University of Colorado hospital on Ninth Avenue and … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Meal
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Thanksgiving Meal

A Thanksgiving menu from Martha Stewart that is adaptable: Prepare one entirely, or choose individual recipes to weave into your customary spread.  When the farmers at Stone Barns in New York gathered family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner, they celebrated the livestock and the produce they had nurtured. (Serves 12) appetizers Warm Fennel-and-Parmesan Dip Kale … Continue reading

Aviano’s Espresso: Obsessive, Genuine and Perfect.
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Aviano’s Espresso: Obsessive, Genuine and Perfect.

There is something about the ritual of coffee. For some, it’s the smell, others the taste, many just the convenience, and for most of the world, it’s about the caffeine. Through the rise and fall of empires to the simple lazy Sunday mornings spent alone with the local paper (iPad), rituals have Continue reading

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
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Where liberty dwells, there is my country.

Ben Franklin said this and it reigns true, especially today.  Get out there and exercise your constitutional right to vote. The first presidential election was on Feb. 4, 1789.  As we know, George Washington was elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice-president. Related articles Investing … Continue reading

Sloan’s Lake is Hot
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Sloan’s Lake is Hot

In 1866, Thomas F. Sloan had a vision.  He filed homestead papers west of Denver with the intention of using the land for farming and ranching. In 1870 while digging a well, his small hole turned into a large lake.  In 1881 Manhattan Beach was developed on the lake complete with with roller coasters, a … Continue reading

Highline to Highland
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Highline to Highland

Scottish businessman and early Colorado resident James Duff imagined the The High Line Canal in 1870. Construction began in spring 1880 and was completed before November 30, 1883, at a cost of $650,000 dollars.  Duff’s vision was one of turning the arid plains south and east of Denver into viable and profitable agricultural land.  James … Continue reading

Cherry Hills Village Tops National List
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Cherry Hills Village Tops National List

From the Denver Business Journal In the eyes of researchers at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the top place for suburbanites in the United States is the Arapahoe County enclave of Cherry Hills Village. The New Jersey company partnered with Onboard Informatics to rank the top places for suburbanites, and looked at more with 11,000 … Continue reading

Green Russell Finds Gold and Rye
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Green Russell Finds Gold and Rye

Gold was discovered in 1858 by William Greeneberry Russell.  He and his party settled where Speer crosses Larimer and called it Auraria.  The settlement across the river was named St. Charles at the current intersection of 15th and Larimer.  The building on the northwest corner of 14th and Larimer Streets was once Gahan’s Saloon, the … Continue reading

Tired of the Speculation, Trader Joe’s Confirms
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Tired of the Speculation, Trader Joe’s Confirms

The journey from Trader Joe’s first location 0n Arroyo Parkway, in Pasadena to Colorado Blvd and 8th Avenue is a long one, but finally Denver will have its first Trader Joe’s. As recently as a week ago, Trader Joe’s wouldn’t confirm that they were coming to Denver.  Was it a no, or just a no … Continue reading

The Amazing Clinch
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The Amazing Clinch

We are seeing the rental market clinching in.  In an article by By Dennis Darrow of the The Pueblo Chieftan, he describes apartment vacancies are scarce as home ownership declines. As the country continues to slug through 1.7 percent growth, the trend is not enough to lower the unemployment rate, which was 8.3 percent in July.  … Continue reading