Monday, January 6, 2014

150 Things That Make Denver Great

Colfax Avenue related places that made the Denver Post's
"150 Things That Make Denver Great" list:

  • The 13th step of the State Capitol Building is 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high.
  • The Denver Post, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, has its main office on Colfax.
  • Charlie, the perennial customer who has been reading a newspaper at the Tattered Cover for 30 years.
  • A 2 a.m. breakfast at Pete's Kitchen.
  • The U.S. Mint - second largest storehouse of gold bullion in the United States.
  • Listening to a Mariachi band at the Cinco de Mayo Festival.
  • Strolling the booths at Capitol Hill's People's Fair every June.
  • The magical week when Denver hosted the DNC.
  • The holiday lighting of the City & County Building with 20,000 floodlights, reputed to be one of the largest lighting displays in the nation.
  • Watching Parade of Lights during the holiday season with your family and friends.
  • Hattie McDaniel, the first black performer to win an Academy Award, went to East High School. So did Judy Collins and Don Cheadle.
  • Listening to any album, before you buy it, at Twist & Shout.
  • Being a part of rock & roll history at the Fillmore Auditorium.
  • Sampling signature dishes at A Taste of Colorado.
  • South Park characters making frequent visits to Colfax Avenue.
  • Visiting the 26 miles of Colfax Avenue, the longest business street in America (complete with its own marathon) and checking out the diverse revitalization, from the funky to the sublime, including the Colfax Events Center, East High School, the Lowenstein Cultureplex, Greek Town, and so much more.

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