One of the restaurants on the Riverfront Park Plaza has grown. McLoughlin’s took over the retail space that Community Banks use to occupy. They reopened about a week ago and it looks great. The neighborhood bar is now 2.5 times the size and has two bars! A new and improved menu and a friendly staff make this a great place to hang out. Don’t forget about their 2 for 1 drink specials every day from 3-7. I hope to see you there!
Riverfront Park’s favorite coffee shop is expanding into the space next door. Everyone was sad when the NYC Deli closed it’s doors this spring, but Ink! is taking the opportunity to grow their business. They will be adding ice cream, shakes and malts. This is not just any ice cream either; they will be serving Little Man and Sweet Action Ice Cream. Two of Denver’s best! The official opening is 11:00 on Monday morning, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood on Sunday, they will be giving away free scoops of ice cream! Additionally, Ink! will be expanding their hours until 9:00 PM.
It’s that time of year again! Riverfront Park Fashion is coming August 11th. Benefitting the Denver Health Foundation, RFP Fashion 2012 is sure to be the hottest event of the summer. Incredible fashion hosted by Garbarini and Mariel. The food and drink is always amazing and I’m sure this year will not disappoint. Zengo, Happy Cakes and newcomer to LoDo Coohills will be providing the cuisine. Tickets are on sale now, and available at RiverfrontParkFashion.com.
While you are out enjoying your weekend make sure to stop by the Plaza in Riverfront Park on Sunday. Something special is happening and it is going to benefit a great cause.
This Sunday, June 03, from 9:00 until 2:30 a lemonade stand as part of Lemonade Days will be serving up refreshing lemonade drinks in the plaza of Riverfront Park. Lemonade Days is a fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then it has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including Denver! The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.
Our Riverfront Park Lemonade Stand will be manned by the mile hi kids and Denver’s Fresh Start, a non profit working to help families and children. Fresh Start Denver is focusing in a number of family programs in the Denver Sun Valley Neighborhood. Social Media Agency Urban Brain Creative has come up with a pretty great campaign to help the Fresh Start Kids.
It’s a Facebook contest that helps the kids and may just win you a $100 McLoughlin’s gift card. All you need to enter the McLoughlin’s Sweepstakes is be a Facebook Fan of Fresh Start. And your fan participation on their page helps to earn donations for these great young entrepreneurs.
At 100 Facebook Fans each child receives a grocery gift card
at 500 Facebook Fans each child also receives a school supply packet
At 1000 Facebook Fans each child also receives an art supply packet
And if we can get them up to 2500 Facebook Fans the children will get a Rockies Game too.
Let’s help Fresh Start Denver reach their goal and help these kids with donations that support healthy, academics, art and fun. It costs nothing and as a fan you can enter to win $100 at our favorite Riverfront Park pub.
Park Place #408 sold this moring for $415,000. This condo was only on the market for 26 days and sold at 95% of asking price. I want to thank Dirk Andringa with Downtown Resource Group for bringing the buyer. Congrats to the new owners Glenn and Kim and welcome to the neighborhood.
There is still time for you to purchase tickets to the summer’s hottest event! The Riverfront Park Fashion Show will be this Saturday, August 13th. Go to www.riverfrontparkfashion.com to purchase the final few tickets. William Rast will be the featured designer this year. I hope to see you there!
The Riverfront Fashion Show is back for its 8th year on Saturday, August 13th. Over 1,400 of Denver’s most stylish will join in the fun. This year, the Denver Health Foundation is the beneficiary with proceeds going towards women’s health education, access to screening and treatment programs and outreach to Denver’s medically underserved women. The amazing food will be provided by Fogo de Chao, Table 6, Zengo and Happy Cakes. The designer has yet to be announced, but with previous designers like Betsy Johnson, Catherine Malandrino and Sue Wong, I’m sure it will be impressive. Tickets are selling fast, so go to www.riverfrontparkfashion.com and grab one before they are gone.
The Westword’s Best of Denver Edition named the “Red Forest” sculpture in the Riverfront Park Plaza Best New Public Art for 2011! Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos specifically designed this sculpture for this space in the Plaza under the Millennium Bridge. It looks like a field of giant red and orange reeds or grasses, gently swaying in the wind to mimic the rhythms of nature. The artwork installed last September, was funded by the Riverfront Park Community Foundation with the artist selection process overseen by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Red Forest, Riverfront’s newest permanent art piece, is almost complete. Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos specifically designed this sculpture for this space in the Riverfront Park Plaza under the Millennium Bridge. It looks like a field of giant red and orange reeds or grasses, gently swaying in the wind to mimic the rhythms of nature. The artwork was funded by the Riverfront Park Community Foundation with the artist selection process overseen by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs. It’s pretty cool and adds color to the beautiful Riverfront Park Plaza.
There are six artists working in some of the retail spaces in the Riverfront Plaza. The exhibit is called Here at Home: 6 Artists, and it is a collaboration between Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Platteforum. The art is centered on the theme for the Biennial of Americas: Innovation, Sustainability, The Arts and Community. They started creating the exhibits on July 1st but displaying the art on August 5th. The program will run through August 27th and is free and open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from noon-4pm. Among the artists there are two writers, a sculptor, a ceramic artist, an installation/performer, and muralist.