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Aspen Peak - 2016 - Issue 2 - Winter

Aspen Peak - Niche Media - Aspen living at its peak

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARC PISCOTTY (TERMINAL BAR); KELLY SHROADS (MCA). OPPOSITE PAGE: ENRIQUE PARRILLA (BLACK EYE COFFEE); D'ARCY LECK (HOTEL TEATRO); COREY ANTHONY PHOTOGRAPHY (AVELINA) 80  ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM Denver modern: The exquisite Museum of Contemporary Art anchors downtown's increasing cultural offerings. below left: Terminal Bar is the toast of Union Station's updated roster of high-end food and drink options. Those who study the migratory patterns of 20-somethings find them flocking to Denver. A booming job market, access to the mountains, and, yes, the legal status of cannabis have turned the city into one of the hottest locations in the country for setting down roots. But Denver is also attracting visitors. Tourism numbers have steadily increased for the past ten-plus years—and for good reason. Long- established neighbor- hoods like LoDo have been freshly rejuvenated, and areas that five years ago were melancholy industrial zones now seem incandescent with energy. Restaurants, bars, bou- tiques, and more have sprouted amidst the tech start-ups, breweries, and other businesses moving to the Mile High. One must-stop spot: Denver Central Market (2669 Larimer St.;, a new food hall in the fizzy RiNo neighborhood (see "melancholy industrial zones," above). The 12,000-square-foot marketplace supports 13 vendors, like Culture, a fabulous meat and cheese shop from Denver restaurateur Justin Brunson, and SK Provisions, which MILE HIGH AND RISING WITH TOP-SHELF DINING AND CULTURE, A REINVIGORATED DENVER HAS TRAVEL-MINDED ASPENITES THINKING LOCAL. BY DOUGLAS BROWN DENVER'S NEIGHBORHOODS ARE FRESHLY REJUVENATED, AND PREVIOUSLY MELANCHOLY INDUSTRIAL ZONES NOW SEEM INCANDESCENT WITH ENERGY. SCENE OUT OF TOWN

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