The Mayor of Denver, Michael B. Hancock, issued stay-at-home orders a month ago on March 23rd. We examined Denver crime statistics for the combined neighborhoods of University and University Park to get an understanding of crime in our current stay-at-home world. Continue reading Crime Around DU During Quarantine
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many references are made to the Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans. In the state of Colorado, 50,000 were infected and 8,000 people died.
According to some reliable sources, it did not come from Spain, but rather our neighbor to the east, Kansas – not Spain. Continue reading The Spanish Flu: DU, CC, CU, and Lessons Learned
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and will continue to be updated with more information as it becomes available.
The same day the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a ‘pandemic’, the NCAA sprung into action Wednesday afternoon. The NCAA basketball and hockey tournaments will be played without fans. And, this announcement further impacts other NCAA sports which Denver plays in the spring. Denver is scheduled to host Omaha in NCHC first-round hockey action this upcoming weekend, Denver hockey is hosting the Loveland NCAA Hockey Regionals March 27th and 28th and Denver Gymnastics is hosting NCAA Regionals April 2-4th at Magness Arena. Continue reading NCAA Announces Games Without Fans – Hockey and Basketball Impacted; NCHC Follows Suit
A Denver Athletics source tells LetsGoDU that the University of Denver is “monitoring and following University protocols” regarding the Coronavirus but has no plans in place to cancel travel or restrict attendance at home games. Obviously, that could change as the situation develops. Continue reading DU Athletics Takes ‘Wait and See’ approach to Coronavirus
It looks like another Bonnie Brae family fixture, The Saucy Noodle Ristorante, is facing the wrecking ball. We wrote about their neighbor across the street, Bonnie Brae Tavern, facing the same fate with development plans to shutter and construct a 3-story building with 43 condos on the top two floors, ranging from 650 to 1,940 square feet, and four 400-square-foot retail units on the first floor.
Now, the tennants of the Saucy Noodle Restorante are facing the same fate. Continue reading Bonnie Brae’s Saucy Noodle Next on the Chopping Block
With legal sports wagering set to launch in Colorado on May 1st, collegiate athletics will be on the Colorado menu of state-regulated gambling options.
While it is logical to assume that CU and CSU football and basketball will be on the list, Pioneers hoops likely will join them as well. As for other collegiate sports, ultimately it is up to the Director of the Colorado Gaming Commission to formally approve submitted requests by gaming companies to add sports and prop bets (in-game bets). So, it is unclear at this point if the options will include soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey or other sports offered by the University of Denver. Usually, public interest (action) drives the decision for gaming companies to offer betting odds on a sport or event.
In a somewhat low key news release this past week, the University of Denver Division of Athletics announced a new 10-year sponsorship deal with Centura Health, a large health care system located here in Colorado. But, make no mistake, this burgeoning sponsorship, called “major and substantial” by one University source, is a key victory in sustaining athletic success at DU. Continue reading Centura Health Sponsorship Deal Is A Master Stroke for DU Athletics
The Bonnie Brae neighborhood did not get the ‘old’ Campus Lounge back. The new owners created a much better and contemporary sports bar and eatery while still capturing the ‘neighborhood feel’ that original proprietor Jim Wiste cultivated. Continue reading Campus Lounge v3.0 Exceeds All Expectations
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Escalating property values, especially residential, are threatening small, local area retail, driving out long-time neighborhood businesses in south Denver. There is a growing incentive to sell for more profitable alternatives which are transforming the local restaurant and tavern scene. Continue reading South Denver Retail Closings Loom as Costs Escalate
The DU neighborhood, still reeling from the closure of Fermaentra Brewing on Evans, has finally received some good news. Denver Beer Company (DBC), famous for their Graham Cracker Porter and a host of other award winning craft beers is coming to the area. In a press release Denver Beer Company announced the purchase of Maddie’s Restaurant on 2425 South Downing Street where it plans to open a third brewery and taproom room. According to the release, the Denver Beer Co. Downing Street location includes two separate buildings surrounding a communal patio and garden. The taproom will be housed in the larger 2,563 square foot building and will include a tasting room, restaurant partner to be determined, plus nearly 10,000 square feet of outdoor patio space in front of the building. The adjacent smaller 761 square foot building is slated for an additional restaurant partner or snack food purveyor to be determined. Continue reading Joy Washes Across Neighborhood – Denver Beer Company Moving In