The Dairy Block in Lower Downtown is getting a bit of an upgrade, with six new restaurants, bars, and shops.

The Dairy Block has become one of the trendiest corners in Lower Downtown, and it's about to get even bigger with the recent announcement of six new retailers opening up shop. For those unfamiliar with the Dairy Block, it's nestled between 18th and 19th Streets (near Blake and Wazee Streets) and is being called "Denver's first pedestrian alleyway." It's essentially an immersive alley, or "micro-district," and is home to the Maven Hotel, a flower shop, and a few restaurants and bars, among others. Seriously, no matter where you look in the alleyway, there's bound to be something that catches your eye. Take a look above and you'll see old milk bottles functioning as lights. On the ground below, you'll gain new insight in the form of inspirational and funny quotes etched into the street (where else will you learn how to navigate this crazy thing we call life?). And there are barrels along the walls that play music and change colors, just because you can! [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="36257,36256,36258"]
The dates for each of the following new restaurants and shops have yet to be announced. Visit the Dairy Block's website or Facebook page for more information. The new retailers include: Run for the Roses -- An underground cocktail bar Free Market -- A retail gallery Berkeley Supply -- A men's-wear store Foraged -- A restaurant Eagle Company -- An accessory boutique Will Leather Goods -- A shop with artisan leather goods What do you think? Will you be checking out the new shops once they open in the Dairy Block? What other food and drink concepts would you like to see be added to the "micro-district" in the coming years? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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