Scoop: Owners, historic group strike deal to partially preserve El Chapultepec building


Outside El Chapultepec on Dec. 7, 2020 in Denver. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

From Axios Denver: Owners of the former El Chapultepec building and a local preservation nonprofit have come to an agreement to partially preserve the historic building in LoDo, Axios Denver has learned.

Why it matters: The decision means a piece of an iconic local building from a bygone era of Denver may stay intact while still allowing for a new amenity.

Driving the news: The agreement between local developer Monfort Companies, which owns the building at 1962 Market St., and Historic Denver, which led preservation efforts, saves a section of the building’s facade.

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Popular Southern California diner adds alcohol to its menu


Photo by Kari Rene Hall/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

From KTLA: A popular eatery is adding alcohol to the menu at two of its Southern California locations with plans to expand the service in the future.

Norms Restaurants, with 23 locations in the Southland, now offers alcohol service at its Ontario and Rialto locations, according to its website.

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Where The Neon Signs Are Pretty


5900 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park. By Barry Lank

From The Eastsider: I once purchased a Groupon to the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, but the deal expired and I still haven’t been (though I can personally recommend the neat Neon Museum in Las Vegas). Anyway, this is a roundabout way of saying that we have a very cool story for you today looking at some of the best neon signs on the [LA] Eastside.

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Borscht Belt History Marker Project sees new addition


The unveiled historical marker Vincent Kurzrock | Democrat

From the Sullivan County (NY) Democrat: The Borscht Belt Historical Marker dedication to honor Kiamesha Lake’s Borscht Belt history at the Adler Hotel took place Thursday afternoon.

Leading the ceremony was Marisa Scheinfeld who co-founded the Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project and is also a photographer of the Project. This is the sixth Historical Marker in a projected trail of 20.

Schienfeld describes each Marker as an emblem that cements and solidifies a place of “refuge and renaissance”.

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25 historic images of Route 66 in its early days


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From Stacker: With cars rapidly gaining popularity in the early 20th century, an American businessman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, had a vision of a network of highways connecting the whole country.

Starting small in 1901 as a businessman and county commissioner, Cyrus Avery was nominated in 1925 to the newly formed Joint Board on Interstate Highways, a federal agency tasked with coordinating, organizing, and numbering the country’s road system.

Officially commissioned on Nov. 11, 1926, and first marked with roadside signs in 1927, Route 66—officially U.S. Highway 66—connected Chicago and Los Angeles, not coincidentally passing through Avery’s adopted hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Just 800 of its 2,500 miles were paved in the new route’s first year.

As Route 66 approaches its 100th birthday, Stacker curated a slideshow highlighting the construction and early years of the iconic American road.

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