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The McNichols Building in Denver has been refurbished and reopened to the public and now features a suite of exhibits including Collin Parson's “Lightscapes.” The redevelopment comes alongside Denver's initiative to preserve the architectural history of the city and revitalize its crowded urban zones.
Sometimes a city should celebrate its own good work — and buy itself a beer.
The reopening of the McNichols Building in Civic Center, as a public space that is art-centered and party-friendly, is the kind of success that deserves a toast. On a thin dime, Denver has given itself a new cultural hub that is full of promise for downtown.
The refurbished, three-story building has a lot of potential, as an events center and exhibition hall and — right off the bat as an art gallery, which is currently featuring several exhibitions that add good reason to check it out while it's still fresh. There's an open house there Friday evening designed to welcome the public, and it will be open Thursdays through Mondays after that.
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