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Alayna Alvarez
Oct 15, 2021 - News

Denver Art Museum gets a $175 million makeover

The exterior of the Martin Building at the Denver Art Museum. Photo: Eric Stephenson/courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

After more than three years of construction, not to mention last year's pandemic delays, the Denver Art Museum's $175 million renovation is, at last, complete.

What's next: Doors open to the public with a free admission day Oct. 24.

Gigi Sukin
Oct 15, 2021 - Real Estate

Hot Homes: Dipping a toe in the Golden pool, starting at $850K

23716 Sunrose Ln. Photo courtesy of Usaj Realty

The Denver metro housing market saw an inventory spike last month, with a 10.86% jump compared with August, per the latest Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends Report.

Between the lines: Now could be a perfect time to pluck your dream home off the market.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 14, 2021 - News

Colorado's billionaires are getting richer

Charles "Charlie" Ergen, chairman and co-founder of Dish Network Corp., at a panel discussion in 2012. Photo: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The pockets of Colorado's billionaires deepened during the pandemic — with some more than doubling in size.

Driving the news: Seven Coloradans made the latest Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, and each has more money than ever before.

John Frank
Oct 13, 2021 - News

A reality check on Colorado's mandate to cover transgender services

Illustration of a band aid shaped like a speech bubble
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Colorado made a national statement Tuesday, becoming the first state to require some insurers to cover transition-related care for transgender people as an essential benefit.

Driving the news: The Biden administration agreed to the expansion sought by Gov. Jared Polis and affirmed two more mandates approved by Colorado lawmakers to cover more opioid treatments and a yearly mental health exam.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 12, 2021 - News

Denver airport's traffic woes may mean holiday headaches

Passengers navigate the construction-laden terminal inside Denver International Airport. Photo: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images

Pandemonium dominates Denver International Airport.

What's happening: From delays and staffing shortages to scarce parking and seemingly endless construction, Colorado's biggest economic engine feels a little like roaming a zoo.

Rent is rising in Denver and across Colorado

Data: RENTCafé; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

Rent prices are rising rapidly across the country, and the number of people seeking rentals has returned to pre-pandemic levels or higher, writes Axios' Jennifer Kingson.

Why it matters: Denver's rental market is shifting, with new options to save money and find roommates.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 11, 2021 - News

Santa Fe arts district faces an uncertain future

The historic Aztlan Theatre sits adjacent to an apartment complex development project underway near the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue.

The signature funk of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe Drive may be fading.

What's happening: Rapid development in a historically underserved area is raising rents and property taxes, pushing people out and threatening to upend the neighborhood's character and spoil the delicate dance between art, commerce and historic preservation.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 11, 2021 - News

Vinyl listening bar hits high note on Santa Fe

The vinyl-backed bar at ESP HiFi. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

ESP HiFi is striking a harmonious chord on Santa Fe Drive.

Details: The bar and cafe makes mellow music its focal point, deriving inspiration from Japanese kissas, or jazz listening rooms.

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