100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Julie Rada

Julie Rada in a murder one less, at the Boulder Fringe Festival and BINDERY | space, 2009. #53: Julie Rada A political thinker wrapped up in a creative skin, Julie Rada infiltrated Denver’s experimental-theater scene years ago. She worked with the long-gone Lida Project, collaborated with Lida artistic director Brian Freeland as Countdown to Zero, and created countless original and innovative works with her own companies. On the side, Rada facilitates performances in prisons, offering the incarcerated a chance at redemptive creativity. The versatile actor and director left for a while and returned in 2016, picking up where she left off by regrouping with Denver colleagues Miriam Suzanne and Kenny… Read More

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Denver commercial real estate firm buys Broadway building for $17M – Denver Business Journal

A Denver commercial real estate firm has bought the Offices at the Art building on Broadway for $17.1 million. Northstar Commercial Partners said it bought the 52,000-square-foot, three-story building at 1221 Broadway at the Denver Art Museum complex. The building is fully leased by communications software company Four Winds Interactive. The Denver Business Journal profiled the company in May 2016. “This will be one of the top acquisitions in the Denver market for newer office space and we’re thrilled to be involved, especially with Denver as our hometown,” said Brian Watson, chairman and CEO of Northstar, in a statement. Watson is also running for state treasurer of Colorado; a race… Read More

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When the Wazee Closes, a Boozy Chapter of Denver History Will End

A river of booze runs through the history of this city. In fact, a whiskey barrel made the future city possible, according to historian Tom Noel, who wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the watering holes of Denver, creating his first book, The City and the Saloon, and earning the title “Dr. Colorado.” After the discovery of gold by the foothills of the Rockies, competing camps sprang up near the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River; Denver City was founded on the St. Charles Town claim. On November 22, 1858, General William Larimer — who’d built the town’s first house out of coffin tops, or so the story… Read More

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