Wednesday
Apr172013

The Best in Wash Park Happy Hours

 

We are surrounding by A LOT of fantastic eateries in Wash Park and chances are that you have a few of your own favorites that you frequent. If you are looking to try something new (without abandoning your favorites of course) a great place to start is with a good Happy Hour. I have researched, gathered valued opinions and included a couple of my own favorites to bring you a list of some of the best Happy Hours in Wash Park.

 

Wash Park Grille

3-7pm everyday

Sunday- Thursday: 10pm-12am

Friday & Saturday: 11pm-1am

  • $5 Specialty cocktails: Pineapple Finlandia Martini, Wash Park Lemonade,  Mountain Mule & Brazilian Ginger
  • $5 Absolut / Jack Daniels / Sailor Jerry’s Cocktails
  • $3 Well cocktails
  • $3 Select drafts
  • $3 House wine
  • Happy Hour Appetizers

What else to know: Live music the 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month

 

Max Gill & Grill

Tuesday- Sunday: 3-7pm bar, 3-6pm dining room

Thursday night ALL NIGHT at the bar. 

  • $.99 Select Oysters
  • Discounted Apps
  • $3.25 23oz Domestic Draft
  • $4.25 23oz Premium Draft
  • $2.25 Well/ $4 Premium
  • $3.25 Glasses House Wine

What else to know: Lobster special every Saturday: $19 for a whole pound whole Maine lobster. Sunday family night: magician 6-8pm and prime rib dinner special.

Free valet parking Tuesday- Saturday 5-10pm in the middle of the block on Old S. Gaylord Street. Good for Max G&G and the Wash Park Grille!

 

Reiver’s

Monday-Friday: 3-6pm

Late Night, 7 days a week: 10pm-close

  • $2.50 Wells
  • $3.50 Calls
  • $3.00 Draught Pints
  • $4.75 Large Draughts
  • $2.50 Domestic Bottles
  • $2.50 House Wines
  • $2.50 House Margaritas
  • Happy Hour Apps

What else to know: Trivia face off, every Tuesday 8-10pm

 

730 South

Monday-Saturday: 4-6pm

  • $2.75 draft beers
  • $2.75 house wines
  • $2.75 well cocktails
  • $3.25 “U Call it Cocktails”
  • Amazing list of Happy Hour appetizers including their popular PEI Mussels, Crab Cakes and 730 Nachos. View the full Happy Hour Menu here. 

What else to know: Great email program that includes monthly specials. Find the sign up on their website.

 

The Village Cork

The ultimate specials for the wine lover.

Late night Open Speical:Monday-Thursday after 9pm, Friday & Saturday after 10pm

  • Any glass poured from an open bottle is $5 after the times listed above. See website for additional details.

Every Tuesday & Wednesday

  • Receive 25% off “By the Bottle” selections

What else to know: “Pour Le Pet” Mondays: bring in a pet offering (canned food, toy, bowls, leashes, etc.) on Mondays and receive 15% off of your bill!

 

Izakaya Den

Tuesday-Friday: 5-6:30pm

  • $5 Well cocktails
  • $3 Sapporo Drafts
  • $8 Specialty cocktails
  • Happy Hour appetizers and small plates including salads, lobster wontons and a sashimi selection. View the full Happy Hour menu here. 

What else to know: The new greenhouse at Den Farm assures that you will be eating some fresh produce. Read more about the Den Farm here. 

 

Grab your friends, make a date with your spouse or leave work a little early with some co-workers and investigate these for yourself. Enjoy!

-Courtney Ranson Licensed in the State of Colorado

 

 

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Sunday
Mar102013

The Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Denver

 

Lucky us- St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, which means a full weekend of dawning your best green apparel, indulging in some Guinness and lots of festivities! There are numerous events planned to help you celebrate-whether you are looking to spend your day in a pub, are in need of a fun family-friendly activity or just need a good dose of some Irish culture. Here are my picks for how to spend your St. Patrick’s Day this year.

50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In my opinion one of the most fun parades of the year – the St. Patrick’s Day parade is filled with a mix of floats, music and even some traditional Irish step dancers.

  • This year’s parade will be held Saturday, March 16th
  • Begins at 10am and lasts until 1:30-2pm
  • Route: Starts at Coors Field parking lot, steps off at 27th and Blake, Blake west to 17th, 17th to Wynkoop, Wynkoop back to Coors Field.
  • Remember to bring some sunscreen, and of course, your green attire

 

Old S. Pearl Street’s Paddy’s on Pearl

According to S. Pearl Street we should expect  “public merriment and harmless shenanigans”. In addition to some fun for the adults this year’s event will also be full of Lucky Charms!

  • Saturday, March 16th 12-8pm
  • There will be live music, street food and Irish step dancers
  • New this year! Come at 11:30am for a gathering to enjoy some Luck Charms, all are welcome!
  • For more specific event details click here.

 

Brass, Bagpipes & Co at DU

For a limited time “Echoes of the Emerald Isles” presented by The Denver Brass is at the Newman Center at the University of Denver. Enjoy traditional bagpipe music and classic melodies of Celtic music. The perfect traditional way to celebrate!

  • Friday, March 15 7:30pm; Saturday, March 16 7:30pm; Sunday, March 17 2:30pm.
  • Tickets range from $24-$44
  • Learn more by clicking here.

 

Katherine's French Bakery's Irish Feast

Join Chef Mario for Katherine's "annual salute to St. Patrick". Enjoy a true, traditional Irsih feast of: corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots and their freshly-baked buttermilk Irish soda bread. 

  • March 15, 16 and 17
  • Call Katherine's or visit their website for more information

 

Enjoy!

-Courtney Ranson Licensed in the State of Colorado

  

 

 

Wednesday
Feb272013

A Snap Shot of Elementary Schools in Wash Park

 

Elementary education and a neighborhood’s school district are critical aspects to consider when purchasing a home. According to Home Finder.com, a 2012 National Association of Realtors report found that 55% of famililes with children under the age of 18 chose their neighborhood of residence based on the quality of the school district. Even those who do not have children benefit from quality schools as they tend to add value to an area's housing market.

One great tool, Colorado School Grades, allows users see how schools across the state rank and compare to one another. This tool provides a variety of fascinating indicators and statistics, including “Overall Performance”, “Academic Growth” and “Student Population” giving what else?...a grade for each category! Perhaps the most important grade to consider is the one given for a school’s overall performance, which is “calculated by combining the exact same key performance indicators in the exact same weighting scheme as the Colorado Department of Education”.

The Wash Park neighborhood is fortunate to have multiple outstanding elementary schools. Here is a snap shot of each, some of which include Colorado School Grades.

Lincoln Elementary School 

  • 710 S. Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO 80209
  • Overall performance grade- A
  • Academic Proficiency- B-, Academic Growth- A

Steele Elementary School

  • 320 S. Marion Parkway Denver, CO 80209
  • Overall performance grade- B+
  • Academic Proficiency and Academic Growth both received a grade of a B

Cory Elementary School

  • 1550 S. Steele St. Denver, CO 80210
  • Overall peformance grade- A+
  • Academic Proficiency and Academic Growth both received a grade of an A

Stephen Knight Center for Early Education

  • 3245 E. Exposition Ave Denver, CO 80209
  • Stephen Knight does not yet have a school grade yet has gotten much praise since its start in 2009 where they believe that they are “a community of learners”.

St. Vincent de Paul

  • 1164 S. Josephine St. Denver, CO 80210
  • SVDP does not have a school grade but is a fixture in the neighborhood-having opened in 1929!

Learn more about Colorado School Grades and their mission at their website and click on the individual school names above for more details on each.

-Courtney Ranson Licensed in the State of Colorado

 

 

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Monday
Feb112013

Perry & Co. A Denver Tradition

 

While I usually engage with my clients on an individual basis, I am proud to say that I am part of an absolutely amazing team and true Denver establishment, Perry & Co. When trying to find the agency that was the best fit for me, I fell in love with the overall style, brand and boutique nature of Perry & Co.

Perry & Co. has had the same, continuous broker management since 1971. Its mission is simple but deep rooted, “…bringing integrity and expertise to your doorstep”.  Our team is made up of the very best and we all consider each other family, sharing insight and findings with one another. This type of teamwork mentality is often absent in world of real estate today.

Usually associated with Perry & Co is the notion of  “a Denver tradition”- one of my favorite aspects of the company. With over four decades in business it is easy to see how its longevity relays a long-standing tradition. However, I think it is our company’s deep tradition and dedication in fostering amazing relationships and impeccable execution that speaks even louder than its over 40 years in business. In fact, over 85% of all our business comes from former clients, friends and satisfied clients.

I am proud to say I am part of the ongoing “Denver tradition” of Perry & Co. Learn more about Perry & Co. at their website and as always feel free to contact me with any additional questions.

-Courtney Ranson Licensed in the State of Colorado

 

 

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Tuesday
Jan222013

Strength in the Real Estate Industry- Three Must-See Examples!

Since my last post a couple of weeks ago there has been a plethera of information compiled and released regarding the real estate industry with the closing of 2012. It is so encouraging to see growth and strength not only in the market overall, but also here at Perry & Co. and in metro area. We recently compiled and released internally some great graphics and information that I would love to share with you all!

First, I have a graph to show the growth year-over-year in single family and condominium home sales. Overall, there was an 18% growth from 2011 to 2012.

 

Next is a chart showing active listings and the number of properties sold in the 4th Quarter of 2012 organized by price ranges for the Wash Park neighborhood. It is amazing how low the month of inventory have become, even for some of the higher price points. Remember that we are seeing a continuing trend of low inventory and houses selling quickly. 

 

Finally, there is the map for the U.S. Price Appreciation rates for the 4th Quarter, 2012. As you can see Colorado is in the highest category with a 6.5% appreciation. The national appreciation rate registered 4% at the end of the year.

 

If you have any questions about this information or anything else I would love to talk with you!

-Courtney Ranson Licensed in the State of Colorado

*Thanks to Lori Webb Grillo for the use of the images in this post

 

 

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