Even though the snowstorm of all snowstorms is forecast for Denver this weekend (caveat: it’s Colorado so it could also be a total fizzer and nothing more than a dusting), yesterday felt like spring and the sky was washed clean and sparkling blue from the early morning rain. I did a quick tour of some of our locations in the morning.
My first stop was Queens Eleven, where I delivered a container full of staff masks and for the first time in a year enjoyed a morning latte in that special space. After a full year of closure due to COVID, Queens Eleven is officially back.
After that I swung by nearby Backyard on Blake briefly, taking a moment to revel in the freshness that a rainstorm delivers to a city, washing clean sidewalks and freshening everything up. The birds agreed and were out in force.
Off to Platte Street after that, picking up some indoor plants that need rehabilitation in a sunny spot and a break from their indoor lobby life off the edge of Blue Sparrow Coffee. While there, the sun came out and our baristas were shaking out the umbrellas and cleaning up the patio ready for use. I went next door to Room for Milly, re-opening at the end of the month, and took this picture of the entrance bathed in morning sunlight.
It feels like the beginning of our return.