1) Central Park Cub Scouts Scrub Graffiti and are Available for Other Service Projects
Cub Scout Pack 8023 took it upon themselves to scrub graffiti from the sidewalk trails north of Beeler Park. The Cub pack covers the Northfield area of Central Park and boasts approximately 70 kids. The graffiti-scrubbers are Wolf Cubs, mostly second-graders, who belong to Den 6. Scrubbing graffiti was just one of several service projects they’ll complete throughout the year to earn their wolf badge. Den Leader, Rami Touma, says they’re always looking for ways to give back to the community and are happy to clean other areas. For more information visit their Facebook page or contact Rami at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Court Dismisses Lawsuit by Opposition to Developing Park Hill Golf Course
A lawsuit against the city of Denver by Save Open Space Denver over the development of the former Park Hill Golf Course has been dismissed by Denver District Court Judge Ross B.H. Buchanan. The lawsuit sought to stop the city’s Community Planning and Development department from engaging the public in a planning process for the future of the 155-acre site. It argued that the city was wrongfully using taxpayer money to fund a planning process that violates a taxpayer-funded conservation easement on the land that stretches northeast from 35th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
The court dismissed the case saying that the plaintiffs lacked standing to pursue the lawsuit, and even if they did have standing, they wouldn’t be entitled to the relief they requested. Save Open Space Denver is a grassroots community group focused on the future of the old golf course. Westside Investment Partners bought the land in 2019 and wants to build a mixed-use development with housing, retail and some open space The easement calls for the land to be protected as a golf course which is potentially a big roadblock for Westside.
3) Clark’s Market Breaks Ground in Lowry
Construction on a ninth Clark’s Market has begun in Lowry. The mountain-town grocers, which features natural, organic and gourmet products, will be located at Lowry Boulevard and Pontiac Street.
The store will feature a bakery, meat department, deli, fish-on-ice table, stone-fired pizza, Italian gelato wheel, wine and liquor store on site, as well as a community gathering space with beer on tap. www.clarksmarket.com
Partners Confluent Development and Kelmore Development celebrated the groundbreaking with a commemorative shovel toss on Feb. 24. Completion is slated for early 2023.
4) Annette Owner Snags Another James Beard Nomination
Caroline Glover, the chef and owner of Annette at Stanley Marketplace, is again a finalist for a James Beard Award. She was a semifinalist in 2018 and 2019 and was nominated in 2020. She and four other Colorado chefs earned all five nominations in the Best Chef, Mountain category which includes Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. The other four Colorado nominees:
- Jose Avila of El Borrego Negro in Denver
- Cody Cheetham of Tavernetta in Denver
- Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class in Denver
- Eric Skokan of Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder
According to the James Beard Foundation, the awards “recognize exceptional talent and achievement in the culinary arts, hospitality, media and broader food system, as well as a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability and a culture where all can thrive.”
James Beard (1903-1985) was an American chef, cookbook author, teacher and television personality. He pioneered television cooking shows, lectured widely and taught at The James Beard Cooking School in New York and Seaside, Ore.; he was born in Portland. He emphasized American cooking, prepared with fresh, wholesome, American ingredients, to a country just becoming aware of its own culinary heritage. Beard taught and mentored generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. He published more than twenty books.