Denver tries new tactic to bring healthy food to Globeville and Elyria-Swansea

Denver is kicking in $100,000 as part of its latest effort to address food insecurity in Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, Montbello, Westwood and other areas where access to groceries is limited.

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Nathan Hanna waters plants inside the GrowHaus in Elyria-Swansea. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver is kicking in $100,000 as part of its latest effort to address food insecurity in Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, Montbello, Westwood and other areas where access to groceries is limited.


A New York architecture firm hints at a plan for Denver’s new tallest building

Crown Architecture and Consulting has been tapped to design what could one day be Denver’s tallest building.

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650 17th Street, May 23, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This article has been updated from an earlier version.

A New York-based architecture and consulting firm boasted on its website Tuesday that it would be working on a staggering new structure in downtown Denver, before later removing the project and declining to comment.

Crown Architecture and Consulting claimed it was tapped to design a building slated for 650 17th St. The structure would include a hotel as well as 300 condos, the firm said on its website and in a portfolio presentation released earlier this month.


With an empty bottle of ketchup, Go Code Colorado finalist offers hiring lessons

Creating a more diverse work environment can start with a change in perspective. This app helps provide it.

Diversity team winning Go Code Colorado (Courtesy Go Code Colorado)
<div>ersity team members at Go Code Colorado. (Courtesy Go Code Colorado)

Creating a more diverse work environment can start with a change in perspective. A group of Denver developers have come up with an app that helps provide that different point of view, and they’re finalists in this year’s Go Code Colorado competition.

The <div>ersity team is seven women and three men whose backgrounds are a little unusual for the tech world. The final competition, in which <div>ersity will compete against nine other teams from around the state, is Wednesday.


Date ideas lacking? Denver Date Nite to help couples remember how to date

Gretchen Bartek launched Denver Date Nite in late 2015 to help couples like her and her husband arrange outings. This year she’s hoping to grow the company and possibly expand outside of the city.

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A couple at Denver Union Station (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Gretchen Bartek and her husband would get so exhausted planning outings that most weeks it simply didn’t happen.

When they were lucky enough to snag a babysitter, they’d end up at the same places with the same scene and same food, Bartek said.

“One day I came home and the surprised babysitter said to me, ‘Oh, you’re home already?!’ And that was it,” she said. “I knew this was a common problem that I could solve.”