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Happy Thanksfiving

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi, Roberts Johnson with Cool Denver Homes.

In this time of thanksgiving, I want to share what I’m thankful for this year.  I’m thankful for my wife, Rachel, the wonderful life we get to live together and our health.  I’m glad I waited as long as I did to get married!  I’m thankful that my dad is finally at rest and doesn’t have to suffer anymore.  I’m thankful that the housing market in Denver has significantly improved over the last year.  My business is booming!  And lastly, I am most thankful for having loving family, friends and clients!

Feel the love, People!

Let me know what questions you may have about homeownership, loans and anything else that you may have questions about. is your ticket to finding your dream home. is the site that lets you find out how much your house is worth.  lets you sign up for a daily list of all the bank owned homes in the Denver Area. is the main website with all sorts of good information on it.

Thanks and happy holidays!


16th St Mall Makeover

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

New remedies tried to improve traction, life of granite pavers on Denver's 16th Street Mall

Updated: 09/20/2011 11:43:15 AM MDT

New remedies tried to improve traction, life of granite pavers on Denver's 16th Street Mall

Updated: 09/20/2011 11:43:15 AM MDT

The view northwest along 16th Street Mall from Broadway and 16th Street, Monday, August 8, 2011. (Jakob M. Berr, The Denver Post)

RTD on Monday started a $1.8 million pilot project aimed at testing new techniques for cleaning and setting granite pavers on downtown Denver's 16th Street Mall busway.

As precursor to a remake of the entire length of the mall, which could cost $63 million, the Regional Transportation District is exploring ways to extend the life of pavers in the bus lanes, which get the most wear and tear.

RTD spends about $1 million a year repairing and resetting the bus-lane pavers, and the agency expects to integrate lessons learned from the pilot paver project with the broader rehabilitation.

The downtown pedestrian and transit mall opened in 1982, and its 400,000 white, black and red granite pavers were installed in a fashion to give it the appearance of a Western diamondback rattlesnake's skin when viewed from above.

RTD's partners on the wider mall project include the city of Denver, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the downtown Business Improvement District.

RTD's pilot program involves cleaning and resetting bus-lane pavers in the block between Court Place and Tremont Place and cleaning a portion of the pavers on the same block's sidewalks, said Jeff Cluphf, the transit agency's construction manager for the project.

According to J.J. Henrikson, the project's design manager, RTD's key goals include:

• Improving the "friction" of pavers to give pedestrians and vehicles better traction.

• Returning the pavers to their original color.

• Improving the stability of the transit way.

RTD's contractors will explore two techniques — "shot blasting" and "flaming" — to take a thin layer off the existing pavers and leave them with a roughened surface to provide more friction, Cluphf said.

For resetting the pavers, contractors will use several kinds of mortar and roughen the bottom of the stones to get better adhesion, he added. The agency also will experiment with two grouting techniques.

RTD is paying about $1 million of the cost of the pilot program, and the Denver Regional Council of Governments is contributing about $800,000 to the project's cost, Cluphf said.

The pilot program is scheduled for completion by late November.

One lane of the Court-Tremont block will alternately be closed for reconstruction of the bus-lane pavers, and some delays in mall-shuttle service are possible because of the construction bottleneck.

While work is being done, Denver will explore the electric lines that run under the roadway, and the Business Improvement District will lead an effort to upgrade one of the globe streetlights for better illumination and energy efficiency, said Cassie Milestone, the Downtown Partnership's urban planning manager.

RTD is seeking federal funds for the full rehabilitation of the mall, Milestone said.

Jeffrey Leib: 303-954-1645 or



Downtown Denver's New Urban Market

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Downtown Denver gets its own grocery store with Dean’s Urban Market

Family-owned market opened last month in a 12,000-square-foot space Denver’s Ballpark district

Posted: 09/14/2011 06:24:14 AM MDT   Updated: 09/14/2011 06:25:21 AM MDT   Author: Matthew Rodriguez

Bradford Peterson of Denver shops for crackers last week at Dean’s Urban Market, at 1415 Park Ave. in Denver. The grocery store opened Aug. 5 in the city’s Ballpark district. Photo by Matthew Rodriguez, YourHub



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Tonya Dean Steiner lived in downtown Denver for about a year, but she said the area lacked a convenient grocery store.

“It was my one complaint about living downtown,” she said.

Now, Steiner is a partner in family-owned Dean’s Urban Market, which opened last month in a 12,000-square-foot space at 1415 Park Ave. W. in Denver’s Ballpark district.

The idea for the store came about at a Father’s Day barbecue last year at Steiner’s former home downtown. The family ventured out to find some items for the barbecue and ended up scouting out potential grocery store locations.

“We started walking around saying, ‘If we could put a grocery store somewhere, where would it be?’” Steiner said.

Councilwoman Judy Montero said the grocery store offers a combination of items that are in standard, as well as natural and organic, grocery stores in an area that was essentially a food desert.

“They have the choices of healthy food,” she said.

Some Dean family members also co-own a grocery store in Fairplay.

Brandon Kelley, 28, said he has lived in the Ballpark area for more than a year and the store is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

“I like the fact that it’s locally owned,” he said. “I wish them nothing but success.”

Matthew Rodriguez: 303-954-2409 or


Open house on our new listing at Bradburn Village

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Rare Townhouse in Bradburn Village!

Pristine, original-owner home with many upgrades including gourmet kitchen with gas stove, stainless appliances, and island.  Open floor plan, 3 sided fireplace, lower level office, 2 car attached garage, and additional parking in back, conveniently located upstairs laundry.

Open house Sunday, July 17, 2011 from Noon to 3 PM.

contact or call 303.525.7599

Virtual tour can be seen at or

Ambassador Street Improvements

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

14th Streetscape Improvements Groundbreaking to Create Ambassador Street


November 23, 2010

The Spire

891 14th Street

1:30 pm


Project Overview:


This $14,000,000 bond project will enhance the pedestrian experience along 14th Street from Market to Colfax. This will be accomplished by widening the northern sidewalk to 19 feet and reconstructing the southern sidewalk to 16 feet. Bulbouts will be added to the south side to minimize the pedestrian crossing distance across 14th Street. Improvements along the sidewalk include granite seating areas, elongated planters and planter pots with annual plantings, shrubs, trees, street lighting, accent lighting, and way finding signage. An on street bike lane will be provided to connect the Cherry Creek trail and Civic Center Park. This is a public ($10 million from Better Denver Bond Funds)/private partnership ($4 million from the 14th Street General Improvement's District, formed in November of 2009) project.

Do you have plans for Valentine's Day?

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

These are 2 of my favorite places!

Check out TAG, an innovative restaurant serving Continental Social Food, as they present their Valentine's Day Inter Courses Menu. This set, three-course menu for Sunday, Feb. 14 features three different appetizer choices (anticipation), three main course options (flirtation) and your choice of Lilikoi cheesecake or molten chocolate cake (copulation). Cost is $48 per person.

After spoiling your valentine with a meal at TAG, enjoy Cru~A Wine Bar's special Valentine's Day menu for Feb. 13 & 14. Created by Executive Chef Erasmo Casiano, the menu will feature aphrodisiac-inspired items. Cost is $45 per guest, and includes a champagne toast.

1441 Larimer Street

Cru-A Wine Bar
1442 Larimer Square

"Drop Your Drawers”

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

When:     September 24, 2009
Starts at:   11:00 p.m.
Ends at:     1:00 p.m.

Please join us for "Drop Your Drawers" hosted by the Denver Pavilions.  Come drop packages of children's underwear from the Pavilion's balconies and win great prizes if you are successful in getting your package into the designated drop zones!

UNDERWEARNESS is a new, Denver-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization providing new underwear to children in need.

A fun event and a great way to help children!  If you are interested in putting together a team drop (great for businesses, schools, and other groups), please contact UNDERWEARNESS at Otherwise, just come on down - solo droppers are welcome, as are onlookers!

The registration “fee” for droppers is one package (more are of course welcome) of new children’s underwear. Bring a package with you or donate $5 at the event to participate.

Please visit us online at:

Denver Tour de Fat 2009

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Sunday, September 12, 2009


  • Bike Denver
  • Flight For Life Colorado - Critical Care Transport
  • Derailer Bicycle Collective

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Bike Parade Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. - Bike Parade
  • 11:00 a.m. Performances Begin
  • 1:30 p.m. - “Carpocalypse Now” – Funeral procession for the car belonging to the Car-for-Bike Trade volunteer
  • 3:30 p.m. - Car-for-Bike Trade Celebration
  • 4:00 p.m. - Curtain Closes

 Yes folks, the Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering through 11 western cities spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle. Along with our exceptional ability to roust a city's inner-cyclist, in 2009 we hope to drive our message even deeper by bringing you the biggest, most enjoyable traveling bike festival that we know of.

Best Deal in the Golden Triangle!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

A HUGE room-sized covered patio with the best views in the Golden Triangle!  Walk to EVERYTHING!!!!! 

Get a free week of Yoga in Denver

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Get a free week of yoga in honor of yoga month!!

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