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Shop downtown and get free parking–maybe


City offers holiday parking coupons to encourage shopping downtown

City of Boulder parking services will roll out several parking promotions for the holiday season to encourage shoppers to shop downtown.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 29 and running through Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, parking enforcement officers will surprise shoppers each day by randomly handing out coupons for “three hours FREE parking” at downtown pay station parking.  Parking enforcement officers will look for customers who are en route to a pay station and have not yet paid, and give them a coupon.  The randomly chosen customers will place the coupon on their dash, just like a pay station receipt.  The offer will be valid only for the day the customer receives the coupon.

Free downtown parking coupons will be handed out

Free downtown parking coupons will be handed out

Additionally, the city will provide downtown merchants with 30,000 one-hour free parking coupons, valid from Friday, Nov. 29 until Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.  These coupons will be honored at the St Julien and the 15th/Pearl garages only

Twenty-two thousand Boulder water utility bills sent out in November contained a flyer highlighting holiday events and a coupon for one-hour free at the 15th/Pearl and St Julien garages only.  Downtown Boulder, Inc. also sent out 12,000 mailers that highlighted holiday events in Downtown Boulder and included a one-hour free parking coupon for 15th/Pearl garage only.

For more information, contact Donna Jobert, Downtown and University Hill Management Division/Parking Services of the City of Boulder at 303-413-7313 or


Khow Thai Cafe

Khow Thai Cafe


Khow Thai Cafe was opened in Boulder Colorado. Toi, opened the little restaurant with little more than Toi’s confidence and her amazing cooking talents that have won the Best in Boulder awards every year since they were opened.

Khow Thai Cafe1600 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO
(303) 447-0273

Mon-Fri 11 AM – 4 PM (Lunch)
Mon-Fri 4 PM – 10 PM (Dinner)
Sat-Sun 5 PM – 10 PM (Dinner)

Open: Labor Day

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Boulder Food and Restaurants

The Boulder Restaurant Channel is moving right along!


Boulder Food and RestaurantsBoulder Channel 1 has merged it’s food section with the Boulder Restaurant Channel and Search Engine in efforts to bring everything we can into one place including; Restaurant Listings, Restaurant Videos, Restaurant News, Restaurant Reviews, Cooking Shows, Recipes, and more.

In the process we have also created a new feature, based off an old idea, that lists out all the restaurants in Boulder Alphabetically. We also feature out our personal favorites and have organizing all the restaurants in town into various categories including cuisine type, location, and other popular restaurant features.

Over time we will continue to grow this section to offer everything food related in Boulder including new restaurant listings, happening spots, menus, music venues, chef’s blogs, and of course more and more videos to provide you a first hand look at these great eating places.

Enjoy and if you have a restaurant review or a recipe you’d like to submit to our new sections, please email us and we’ll get it on our site. Thanks for visiting and happy eating Boulder!

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Boulder to surprise shoppers with FREE parking this holiday season


What’s better than shopping local in downtown Boulder?  How about getting free parking coupons from the city to shop!  City of Boulder parking services will roll out several parking promotions for the holiday season to encourage patrons to visit and shop downtown Boulder.


Holiday parking promotions

  • FREE 3 hour parking coupons (Friday, Nov. 23 – Saturday, Dec. 22)
    Parking enforcement officers will surprise random shoppers each day by handing out free parking coupons; the coupons will be good for three hours of free parking at any downtown parking pay station.  Parking enforcement officers will be on the lookout for customers en route to pay stations (that have yet to pay), and give them a coupon.  Customers will place the coupon on their dash, just like a pay station receipt.  The coupon is only valid for the day it is received.

  • 30,000 one hour free parking coupons (Friday, Nov. 23 – Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013)
    The city will be providing downtown merchants with 30,000 one hour free parking coupons.  These coupons will be honored at the St Julien and the 15th/Pearl garages only.  Inquire at your favorite downtown merchant!

  • One hour free parking coupons in local ads and mailers
    One hour free parking coupons will also be available in Downtown Boulder holiday ads (running through the holiday season in local publications), and in 12,000 mailers sent out by Downtown Boulder, Inc.

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Downtown Boulder: Munchkin Masquerade, CU Homecoming Oct 24-31


Munchkin Masquerade

October 31 | 2 – 5 p.m. | Pearl Street & Beyond

BOO! On Halloween, Pearl Street is overtaken with ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along the bricks &East and West End districts.

Several Downtown businesses will participate as Treat Stops. Start at the Daily Camera Booth at the top of 11th and Pearl, the Visitors Information Center at 13th & Pearl, The Cup or Full Cycle on the East End, or Clutter on the West End for a Treat Stop map and additional information!

A handful of volunteers are needed to serve as traffic marshals at street crossings (13th, 14th, Broadway and Pearl streets).

Please email to learn more or sign-up!

Halloween Festivites in Downtown Boulder

Don’t miss Halloween events taking place in Downtown Boulder, October 26 – 31. Shine, kicks it off Friday night with the Sinner’s Ball and celebrations continue well into Wednesday night.

Halloween Events

Pearl Street Stampede – Only Two Left

Friday, November 2 | 7 p.m. | 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall

The Pearl Street Stampede happens next Friday evening to kick off homecoming weekend. Join us on November 2nd along with members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band, the team, coaches and cheerleaders, as we get pumped up for the Homecoming game against the Stanford Cardinals on Saturday!
The Homecoming parade route on Staurday (9 a.m.) will take place on the Hill, starting at 13th and Pennsylvania and moving south on 13th Street, ending on campus.

Stampede schedule

Switch on the Holidays Save the Date

Sunday, November 18 | 5 p.m. | 1300 block of Pearl Street

Grab your elves, throw on some tinsil and help us switch on the holidays on SUNDAY, November 18th! Santa will flip the switch for the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse, the Pearl Street Mall and the star on Flagstaff Mountain. Enjoy a special performance by the Boulder Chorale. Immediately following Switch, join us at Light up the Ice for a holiday ice show and open skating. This year over 16,000 LED lights will adorn the mall with 320 festive sphere ornaments.

Make it BIG: Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24 | Downtown Boulder

The 3rd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. On Saturday, November 24th, pledge to shop small at your favorite Downtown Boulder stores & restaurants and help fuel our local economy.

Several downtown businesses will be celebrating Small Business Saturday and/or participating in a Winter Sidewalk Sale – offering special savings & incentives! The Sidewalk Sale runs November 23-25, 2012. Check here for participating businesses and additional details.

Play “Found Downtown” & Win a $25 Downtown Gift Card!

Think you know Downtown Boulder? Tell us where the photo to the left was taken and your correct guess will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers. One guess per person please.

Email your answer to by Tuesday, November 6 with Found Downtown in the title. The winner will be notified on Wednesday, November 7. Congratulations to the October 10 (Rocket Fizz) winner Linda Wigod!

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Naropa University

Contact: Charles Lief
2130 Arapahoe Street | (303) 546-3517

Naropa University is a Buddhist-inspired, student-centered liberal arts university in Boulder, Colorado. A recognized leader in contemplative education, Naropa’s undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize professional and personal growth, intellectual development, and contemplative practice.


Contact: Reed Halstead
1468 Pearl Street, St. 100 | (303) 447-2739

Kidrobot’s 7th retail store, now open, features 800 square feet of designer art toys, plush, apparel and accessories. The store will also host various events, including artist signings, Do-It-Yourself workshops, live paintings and more as Kidrobot looks to infuse its signature style onto the Colorado scene.


Contact: Whitney Olmsted
1175 Walnut Street | (303) 443-9468

An urban taqueria with a menu that is at once simple, fresh, and utterly addictive. Our selection of tacos, fresh ceviche and salad are designed to surprise the palate by combining simple flavors in deliciously inventive ways. Everything at T|ACO is freshly house-made daily, including the tortillas, chips, salsas and guacamole.

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Boulder Art and Jazz Fest May 5-6


The 7th annual Boulder Arts, Craft and Jazz Festival kicked off today Saturday May 5th and runs through Sunday May 7. It features music all day from a main stage on the Pearl Street Mall at the court house. Other musicians are spread up and down the mall. There are literally hundreds of arts and crafts tents from one end of the mall to the other. Interspersed are food tents with everything from Mexican, Oriental  to American. It was a beautiful day on Saturday at the festival with a friendly relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of a Boulder old school event. A lot of Boulderites were present with a fine mixture of tourists. This is the big event of the year that kicks off summer in Downtown Boulder. The event is promoted by the folks from the Dickens Store who started the original Bands on the Bricks many years ago They really know how to put on a family event. You don’t want to miss this one because it was not a crush of people who have been drinking all day.  Of course the bars and restaurants are all open on Pearl Street and they were packed with festival goers as well. The theme is early 1969 Woodstock and for those of you who were there, it is all love, peace and music at the The 7th annual Boulder Art and Jazz Festival.  The music is excellent too. Bands played all day today and will start on the stage at 11:00 am til 6:30 pm: see the line up below.  This appears to be the largest authentic music festival in Boulder. There are some others but they  take place in theaters and bars and not on one stage. The Boulder Creek Festival is of course the very largest muical event just 3 weeks away on Memorial Day weekend with  5 music and dance stages. But Sunday afternoon will be the highlight of the festival.   The event is a charity event for Olive Branch a non-prot organization which brings resources and opportunities to widows and orphans in Rwanda and Uganda. They are active in building Orphanages, Medical Clinics and Schools in this country!

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April is Alcohol Awareness month all over the USA But not Boulder


Alcohol abuse is the elephant sitting on the Pearl Street Mall  that no one wants to address.

We have serious problems with Youth Drinking, Women alcoholics are on the rise with the popularity of wine tastings among well to do educated women.  The Start up community sees its share of alcohol abuse  in the office. Alcohol promotions are way up withCommunity groups such as Downtown Boulder. It has promoted the Mixology festival at BMOCA. It also promote a weekly bar hopping tour. Next week it promotes a Pearl Street long wine tasting event. It turned every Band on the Bricks into a beer festival.  It used to be a family event. The city also promotes a craft beer festiva.l The Pearl street drinking scene is hotter than ever.

The city has been concerned about alcohol abuse on University Hill and has started turning down liquor licensees there. Yet two super liquor stores will open this year near 29th street.

Techstars and Boulder Start up routinely promote drinking events everyday they operate. Caution of this addictive drug has been cast to the wind.

The down side is the addiction, behavior, and pressure on public services : from police, to human resources, hospital,<

This is an issue that needs to be addressed.

 80% of Boulder arrests are alcohol abuse related. They include the majority of domestic violence calls, 100% of drunk driving calls.  50% of all motor vehicle accidents. Home accidents, drownings , boating accidents. The number nationally are staggering. In Boulder they run higher than the national average.

Boulder has also won the dubious distinction of being the drinking-est community by over a dozen organizations.  Boulder Community hospital which does not list alcohol as a cause of death lists a large number of admittance’s for alcohol related diseases including heart disease, kidney failure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic arthritis,  and too many to list .

The county Addiction Recovery Center which employs a staff of over 30 24 hours a day admits over 3000 sufferers from alcoholism a year.  County mental health say that 50 % of their patients have alcohol abuse. Over 70% of Boulder 3000 homeless suffer from alcoholism. Alcoholics anonymous estimates over 5000 members. Half are under 35 years old.< On the job drinking is promoted daily in social media with office parties always in play.

Wine meet-ups have become a new phenom as have women’s wine lunches.

But is Boulder addressing Alcohol Awareness month ?? No.  Why not?.  The reason is that a symptom of community wide alcohol abuse is Denial. 18 years ago Boulder banned inflatable liquor displays and alcohol signage such as beer banners hanging from buildings.  It also brought to an end alcohol sponsored events at Boulder Rez.
But alcohol promoted events have begun to sneak back into the community.

In 1993 through 1995 alcohol abuse was so severe the city and county held yearly alcohol summits. But not anymore.  Has the problem one away. No, it has gotten worse every year.

Here some links on what you can do to raise awareness about alcohol abuse in Boulder

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April On the Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder


Taste of Pearl Tickets
From the heart of America’s Foodiest Town: Spend an incredible afternoon exploring Boulder’s first-rate culinary arts scene and celebrating Colorado’s sensational wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most remarkable galleries and retail boutiques.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample cuisine from 15 Boulder restaurants and taste wines from 15 Colorado wineries in 15 specific tasting stops along Pearl Street.
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April 28 | 3 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl Street

Spring officially arrives in downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. Gather at 3:00 p.m. in front of the County Courthouse to enjoy some pre-parade tunes, face-painting, coloring and other children’s activities. The parade will be led by Boulder’s very own Tulip Fairy, stilt-walkers and your tiny tulip fairies and elves. Join us after the parade for a performance of Waking the Bear courtesy of Open Space & Mountain Parks.
We need Tulip volunteers! Email us if your interested.

Mini Pearl Street Stampede This Friday
This Friday | 1300 Pearl St. (moves west) | 7 p.m.
This Friday join us on the bricks for a special Pearl Street Spring Stampede before the Buffs Spring Football Game at CU. Come hear members of CU Marching Band perform starting at 7 p.m.on the 1300 block continuing west along Pearl Street and ending in the former Camera parking lot at 11th and Pearl. GO BUFFS!

Earn $50 for Focus Group Participation
Monday afternoons | 2:30 p.m. | Egg Strategy
Egg Strategy is paying $50 to participate in informal discussions led by a member of the Egg team. This will be a fun opportunity to share your opinions and perspectives with like minded people in the area. The focus groups topics include:

4/16 – Undergraduate and Graduate College Students – The changing reality of life for today’s connected students
4/23 – Small Business Networkers – The benefits, issues and concerns of owning a small business in Colorado today
5/7 – Outdoor Actives – Passion for the great outdoors and leading an active life
5/14 – Outdoor Actives – Passion for the great outdoors and leading an active life

If you are interested in one of the groups listed here, please call or email Westin at 303.546.9311 ext.148

On August 25th, some of the best cyclists in the world will be racing into Boulder, Colorado in Stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Join them in helping to make this an epic event. Find them on Facebook, or the web at Pro Cycling Challenge to find out more about the race,and sign up at the link below to get involved.

April 17 | 8:30 a.m.| Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery
Join Downtown Boulder, Inc. for our Coffee and Conversations series at our fourth annual Social Media Breakfast.
This year Ground Floor Media will present:
2012: The Year of the Social Media rEvolution
COST: DBI Members are free (limit 4 people per business/organization), Non-Members $20 (cash)/at door. You must pre-register.
Register for the event here
Play “Found Downtown” & Win a $25 Downtown Gift Card!
Think you know Downtown Boulder? Tell us where the photo to the left was taken and your correct guess will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers. One guess per person please.

Email your answer to by Tuesday, April 17 with Found Downtown in the title. The winner will be notified on Wednesday, April 18. The March 30 (Voodoo Hair) winner was Christine Cooper and March 16 (Lolitas) winner was Linda Mark.
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Contact: Fabio Flagiello
1043 Pearl Street | (303) 955-8791
Paying homage to the traditions of healthy Italian cuisine, our kitchen executes classic dishes to perfection using only the best, organic and fresh ingredients, locally scourced, as well as direct from Italy. To complement the menu, we’ve carefully selected a distinguished variety of wines, including a biodynamic selection, from all of Italy, as well as reputable vineyards from around the world.
Thursday, Apr 12, 2012

Boulder Colorado Pearl St. Mall

Boulder RAWartists presents: MENAGERIE
Expert Talk with Viviane Le Courtois @ Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Holly DeHoog (vocal and piano) @ Cuvee
Jonah Lehrer — “Imagine” @ Boulder Book Store
Opening: New Exhibit with CU’s College of Architecture and Planning @ Dairy Center For The Arts
Q’s Food and Wine Series: Seven of Hearts Wine Dinner
Seven of Hearts and Luminous Hills Wine Dinner @ Q’s Restaurant
Sunrise Half Mala for the Wellness Initiative @ Om Time

Friday, Apr 13, 2012
Boulder Symphony/Matt Leder Jazz Sextet “Katrina, Katrina” @ First Presbyterian Church
Claytastic Kids Night Out @ Color Me Mine
Coffee and Pastry Tour
Downtown Dining Tour
Murder Mystery Dinner at the Hotel Boulderado @ Hotel Boulderado
Richard Grossinger — “2013: Raising the Earth to…” @ Boulder Book Store
Stephen Thurston (piano with bass) @ Cuvee
The Travelin’ McCourys ft. Keller Williams @ Boulder Theater
Saturday, Apr 14, 2012
2012 NPC Axis Labs NORTHERN COLORADO Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships @ Boulder Theater
Adam Bodine (piano) @ Cuvee
Boulder County Farmers’ Markets @ Boulder County Farmers’ Market

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Boulder Parade of Lights

Boulder Parade of Lights


Jann goes to the Boulder Parade of Lights to watch the holiday event also known as Downtown Boulder’s Lights of December Parade.

Munchkins Annual Trick-or-Treat on Pearl Street October 31


Munchkins Ready for Annual Trick-or-Treat Extravaganza on Pearl Street
Downtown Boulder’s Munchkin Masquerade happens October 31 with over 80 participating Treat Stops

Boulder, Colo. (October 25, 2011):  
On Monday, October 31 from 2 – 5 p.m.,  Downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall and adjacent streets will be invaded by tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes and super heroes of all sizes during Downtown Boulder’s annual Munchkin Masquerade.  Participating downtown businesses will be handing out treats at their storefronts as other community organizations & businesses will have booths set up on the Pearl Street Mall.  There will be over 80 Treat Stops throughout downtown!  Treat Stop maps will be distributed at the event and can also be found online at   Treat Stops will be identified with orange and black balloons.

Eight Days a Week (840 Pearl St.) will be offering treats plus a FREE Halloween photo. At mighty Mighty Fudge Studios (1017 Pearl St.) munchkins can travel through a haunted stairway to find yummy Green Treats. At the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s booth (on the 1200 block of Pearl Street) munchkins can make a piece of art they can take home.  Additionally, there will be kids’ activities and do-it-yourself photo opportunities in front of the Boulder County Courthouse on the 1300 block of Pearl Street.  On Pearl Street’s East End MomentuM (1625 Pearl St.) will provide an old fashioned apple bobbing barrel.

For the second year, Downtown Boulder has partnered with Green Halloween and Clementine Art.  Through generous donations from local and national sponsors including Whole Foods, Snikkidy and Larabar to name a few, 12 downtown businesses will be providing healthier treat alternatives.  Look for green balloons and/or pick up a Treat Stop map for Green Halloween participating businesses. To learn more about Green Halloween

Munchkin Masquerade is a free event and open to the public.   This annual event is produced by Downtown Boulder, Incorporated and sponsored by Wells Fargo, the  Daily Camera and City of Boulder Parking Services.

About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI)

Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization.

CONTACT:    Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Communications – Downtown Boulder | 303.449.3774 |

Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications
Downtown Boulder
1942 Broadway Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80302
Ph 303.449.3774
Fax 303.449.1582
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