Posts Tagged ‘28th Street’

Goose Creek photos: A shipwrecked bike?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

On the Goose Creek Greenway path, just on the east side of 28th Street:

Elmer’s Twomile Library: Could Diagonal Plaza be home to a branch library?

Friday, July 8th, 2011

We’ve talked a little about some longshot library-related ideas on this blog in the past, but now here’s someone with a city title doing it:

Donna O’Brien, another library commissioner, said there also could be opportunities to partner with developers to have a library presence in new retail locations. She cited the possible future redevelopment of the Diagonal Plaza center at 28th Street and Iris Avenue as a possible opportunity.

The Camera story talks in very broad terms about the city wanting a library resource for north Boulder of some kind.

What do you think — is two and a half miles to the nearest library too far?

A little blotter clean-up

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

More catch-up work… here are a few police blotter highlights from the last little while. I’m writing this before the July 4th weekend stuff is available, and I’m sure there’ll be more to mine there.

  • Thursday, June 23: An 18-year-old woman was arrested in the area of 34th and Valmont after officers noticed her car weaving in traffic.It appeared she had been drinking and she was arrested for DWAI, Lane Usage Violation, Underage Alcohol Possession and Failure to Present Evidence of Insurance. A minor who was a passenger in the car was issued a summons for Minor in Possession of Alcohol after the officer noticed the minor had an open bottle of alcohol.
  • Friday, June 24: Police arrested a 39-year-old man in the area of 34th and Valmont after witnesses reported that the suspect hit a street sign and then left the area. The suspect did not cooperate with police after he was stopped. The suspect was arrested for DUI, DUI Per Se, Careless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, DUI/DWAI Third Offense.
  • Saturday, June 25: An employee of a restaurant in the 3100 block of 28th Street told police he had asked a male patron to leave after the patron brought an open container of alcohol into the business. When police arrived, the male left and ran through a neighboring business to escape, and then entered a home where he demanded alcohol from the resident. The 33-year-old man was arrested for First Degree Criminal Trespass.

 

Homeless shelter was considered for near 28th between Pine and Valmont

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

A story on last night’s public meeting over the proposed new Carriage House location said that one of the reasons the Arapahoe and Broadway spot is being considered over others is because it’s accessible to its clientele:

The Carriage House has looked at other locations near 28th Street, between Pine Street and Valmont Road, but there are concerns that it would be harder for clients to reach that location.

Well, as with just about any public space in Boulder, I’d say that there’s a portion of the “clientele” already up here, quite enjoying some of our parks, but it’s true that it pales in comparison to downtown. There was a bit of last summer where “public camping” got a touch out of hand, particularly directly on bike paths through tunnels, but for the most part I’d agree.

Not much B-cycle love for Elmer

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Since we’ve got a bunch of friends and family coming to town in relatively short order — and since we’re planning a bit of a group bike ride through Boulder — I was perusing the B-cycle map. If you’re not familiar, B-cycle is the bike sharing program launching on May 20 of this year.

It’s not totally surprising that we don’t rate many B-cycle stations, at first, but take a look at this map:

 

Boulder's B-cycle hits Pearl Street hard. And 28th... for a little while.

So it’s along major shopping areas, right? Pearl Street? Check. Twenty Ninth Street? Check. Millennium Harvest House? Good choice.

But here are the three outliers: North Broadway, which I guess is a destination as much as any place (nice for First Friday stuff, probably, and some dining); Howard Hueston Park, which is our only station (but pretty far out of the way for most folks here); and then what’s that last one? Hayden Lake?

As a resident, I’m not too bothered — I’ve got my bike. I’m fine. But it’s not ideal for folks visiting (and staying downtown) to come up and see us in our hood. Oh well. A quick identity question to ponder: what do you suppose the message is about our neighborhood? Townies only? Nothing to see here? I think we have a pretty awesome, bikeable neighborhood. Where would you put a station?

From the blotter 5/4/2011

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

I guess that’d be the Walgreens?

Police arrested a 21-year-old woman for Fraud & Deceit and False Reporting to Authorities after the woman tried to falsely obtain a prescription for a controlled substance at a pharmacy in the 2700 block of 28th Street.”

From the blotter 5/3/2011

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Police responded to an auto-pedestrian accident in the 2600 block of 28th Street. A young boy had been playing on a trailer that was towed by a pick-up truck. It appears the driver of the truck was unaware of the boy when he drove away, and the boy was run over by the trailer. He was transported to the hospital.”

Big wreck at 28th and Iris; 34th and Iris graffiti

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Last night there was yet another big car wreck at 28th and Iris. We couldn’t tell exactly what happened, but it looked like two cars were involved. One ended up in the westbound lane of Iris (next to the sign for Rocky Mountain Soccer, the liquor store and Murphy’s and all of that), facing east. Couldn’t tell if it started out that way or what. Southbound 28th was blocked off by a fire truck, an ambulance, couple of police cars…

Unrelated, this was on the blotter for April 18:

Police investigated an anonymous report of a substantial amount of graffiti in the area of 34th Street and Iris Avenue. Many electrical boxes, mail boxes, newspaper stands and parking signs were tagged. No suspect information. 11-4781

Confirmed: Moe’s Bagel on 28th Street ‘soft opening’ Wednesday

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Well, I was just talking about how Moe’s looked ready to pop, and sure enough I called over and they should be ready very soon. The “soft opening” (open to the public, but no big announcement) could be as soon as tomorrow. So maybe I’ll see you over there for a bagel in the next week or so! It’s at 3267 28th Street in Tebo Plaza.

If you stop in for a bagel, let me know! (And maybe send over a photo, wouldja?)

I just realized how much better bike to work day and winter bike to work day are going to be around here!

UPDATE: Just got this email:

“Hi Dave,

Our 28th street location is having a soft opening tomorrow 4/20. We will be giving away bagels w/ cream cheese and other fun gifts to celebrate the new store. We would love to get to know our new neighbors, so please stop by and enjoy some bagels on us.

Peter Sherman
Moe’s Broadway Bagel”

What’s one more dispensary?

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Riding home from breakfast this morning, we saw some work being done to the old florist building on the northwest corner of Valmont and 28th — specifically, 3005 28th Street. We popped over to ask what would be going in and the fellas said they weren’t sure, but they thought it was a medical marijuana dispensary. Plenty of them around the neighborhood already, but that would seem to be the highest profile location for a dispensary in the area if true.

Here’s all I could find with a quick and dirty search — as usual, the Camera’s biz data listings come up useful:

PMT2011-00246;3005 28th St.; $52,000; Jack Pease; Buffalo Enterprises Inc.;Tenant remodel for creation of 921.75 square feet of business/office space and 1,052.25 square feet of mercantile in former Flowerama building. Includes electrical, mechanical and plumbing (two new sinks).

Because of that — and the fact that this week is one of the bigger weeks for such businesses — I went ahead and put together a resource page on the local dispensaries.