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Denver neighborhood develops creative method to help keep pedestrians safe

DENVER — A Denver neighborhood is doing its best to help prevent pedestrians from being hit on their streets.

They’ve come up with an innovative idea that’s designed to get driver’s attention as people use cross walks. Pedestrian Safety flags have been set up at about dozen crossings in Tennyson. Toilet brush canisters filled with them are attached to cross walk signs on Tennyson Street.

The owners of the Future Drawn oneLINE Art Gallery came up with the idea, and people using them say they're great.

Unprecedented number of Colorado workers applying for unemployment due to coronavirus

Colorado restaurant workers are being laid off due to shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Niya from Local 46 shares what they're doing, and how they're trying to stay positive through this unsure time.

Britni Jensen is the expectation to the rule. She has both...... beauty and brains. This MBAer started Inspyre Boutique with fashion and your wallet in mind. Her boutique was so successful that she has now opened up her second location in Cherry Creek. I am pleased to introduce to you one of our newest LISTmembers and a COUTUREcolorado MERCHANT, Inspyre BoutiqueInspyre Boutique is a modern woman's boutique.

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So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.


Ever since I was young, I had an innate passion for travel and adventure. My worldly parents took me on international trips at least once a year. While studying abroad in undergrad with Semester at Sea I had an “aha” moment in which I realized I could take my passion for travel and turn it into a career. We visited 17 countries while circumnavigating the world on a ship in just one semester. I instantly fell in love with the Study Abroad field and realized how much one can learn from being abroad.

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When shoppers walk into Calli Swofford’s navy-brick storefront just off Tennyson Street, they often soak in the white walls, airy shelves, and driftwood accents and then ask, “You’re not from here, are you?” It’s not an insult; rather, it’s recognition of Swofford’s effort to recreate the feel of the East Coast shops she worked in as a teenager and young adult. And, much as we love the rustic-industrial-chic Colorado aesthetic, Miller Lane Mercantile is as refreshing as the sea breezes that help inspire it.

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On Wednesday, February 26 Berkeley Donuts hosted its grand opening in the illustrious pizza, beer and sandwich staple Hops & Pie.

 

Functioning in the morning inside the original space, owners Drew and Leah Watson’s new project continues the legacy of excellence established by Hops.  Now, the spot also serves a range of potato doughnuts that include more classic flavors, sourdough-style, vegan and gluten-free options and an unmissable breakfast sandwich. While there is no change in outward appearance, the kitchen underwent a massive overhaul during a seven-day closure in January.

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Niya Gingerich.

Niya, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.


We opened Local 46 in April of 2012. It uses to be called the Music Bar and it was an old dive bar/karaoke bar for 30 years. Grant (hubby) and I opened the bar with the vision of a true community gathering place for all. We did not want to take away the charm and character of the retro dive feel but obviously needed to do some major updating.

Happy Thanksgiving! I wasn’t planning to do a post today because of all the turkey that needs roasting, and potatoes that need mashing, and wine that needs opening, and gravy that needs making, and desserts that need frosting, and wine that needs opening. (Yes, again.)

But, this morning I was thinking about what I’m grateful for this year. One of the things I am truly grateful for is that we get to live only two blocks from all the Tennyson Street small businesses. It’s not just that it’s fun to shop there (though it is), but it’s also because these businesses add so much to my life, to my family’s lives, on a regular basis.

Think of Small Business Saturday as a kinder, gentler version of Black Friday, minus the frenzy of door-busters and blind consumption, and with the added bonus of supporting Denver’s mom-and-pop retailers. On Saturday, November 25, you can support your commercial community by taking a walk, and your wallet, through your own neighborhood — or other neighborhoods where small businesses abound, full of the thoughtful, whimsical, useful, unexpected and one-of-a-kind gifts you won’t find at your local big-box store.

Thrillist, Best Neighborhoods for Eating, Tennyson Berkeley Neighborhood

A few years ago, this list would have been a lot different (and a lot shorter). Then Denver's dining scene suddenly blew up with what seems like a handful of new restaurants opening weekly, and now it's pretty easy to find a quality meal no matter what part of town you're in. But some 'hoods still reign supreme over others, and you deserve the best (well, most of you…). We're here to guide you to the spots where you'll find options galore for some of the Mile High's best eats.

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It started with a love for community, passion for the arts and one big wall.

Niya Gingerich, owner of Local 46, located at 46th and Tennyson St. and member of Tennyson Berkeley Association, had a large barren wall on the North side of her beer garden and an idea about just how to use it.

“I had that big space and always wanted to do something out there,” Gingerich said, “We just celebrated 5 years and I still hadn’t.”

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