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Five Questions, One Broker with Lindsay McBride

Lindsay McBride, Broker Associate at Slifer — Denver

What do you love most about being a broker at SSF Denver?  I love working in the Riverfront Park community.   Being a part of a thriving neighborhood and watching it grow over the past 11 years has been really special.  Also, walking through the neighborhood and seeing so many familiar faces and wonderful people.  And lastly, I love that Slifer is a part of this neighborhood and are the experts in helping homeowners buy and sell real estate.

What does a day off look like for you? I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. We usually try to spend as much time as possible in the mountains at our cabin.  It’s the perfect escape from my busy real estate career even if it’s just for 24 hours. 

Who are you currently inspired by? My mom!  She is an amazing woman and always has such a positive outlook on life.  She is so generous, caring, and loving and I aspire to be more like her every day. She helps keep me grounded when everything gets crazy in my life.

What is something about downtown Denver that most people don’t know about? Denver is one of only three cities to have all four major sports teams in their metropolitan area.  It is the only city that you can walk from downtown to all the sports venues.  So for the sports enthusiasts, Denver is the best place in the nation to be a fan! It’s great to grab dinner and then go see a game.

Tell us about a recent adventure? I recently traveled to Charleston, SC with a few of my best friends for a mini college reunion.  We had the best time exploring the city and eating all the great food.  I had no idea the beaches were so nice!  It was a great trip and I would love to go back.

Lindsay McBride, lmcbride@sliferdenver.com, (303) 618-3622

MY FAVORITE BLOCK: Bre Ortola

Bre Ortola — @alchemybre
My Favorite Block —
32nd and Lowell Street - Highlands neighborhood

Welcome to MY FAVORITE BLOCK, Slifer — Denver’s interview series with locals, designers, and innovators making a positive dent in their communities. This month we are featuring a beautiful soul, an entrepreneur, and a woman who has redefined the spa/salon experience to locals, celebrities, and even men of Boulder, meet Bre Ortola. 

“My favorite block in Denver is 32nd and Lowell. It was not only the first block I called home in Colorado eleven years ago, but as a 19-year-old girl new to the city, my roots were found. I lived in a loft above St. Kilians Cheese Shop for a while, the community had such a positive feel. An energy of locally driven people that was so inspiring to be around. The feel of this block is artistic, a unique creative pocket that is continually evolving and impacting the growth of surrounding neighborhoods like Tennyson and Berkeley. I am thrilled to share the places I love and support, as this block will always be part of my heart.”

Keep an eye out for Alchemy Face Bar’s second location opening in Tennyson neighborhood late December. 

Pinche TacosYou can’t go wrong with the margaritas  and tacos. 
 
Strut: This boutique has the best collection of unique shoes and labels you can’t find anywhere else in Denver. 
 
St. Kilians Cheese Shop: Let the experts pair everything for you, you won’t be disappointed! 
 
Rustic Threads: This shop has a great collection of  ponchos and sweaters, and not to mention the cozy vibes in their 500 square foot space.    
 
Cafe ZuriEnjoy French pastries and Novo Coffee, a local brand. 
 
Trattoria Stella: Date night. The perfect setting, ambiance, and Italian in the city.  
 
 

MY FAVORITE BLOCK: Kyle Zeppelin

(Pictured above is Kyle, his wife Andra, daughters, Louise and Greta)

Kyle Zeppelin — @kylezeppelin / Principal of Zeppelin Development

My Favorite Block — Larimer Street (between 25th-27th, East side of RiNo) 

Welcome to MY FAVORITE BLOCK, Slifer — Denver’s interview series with locals, designers, and innovators making a positive dent in their communities. This month we are featuring a man about town, a game changer in the development industry, and a twitter handle you should already be following, meet Kyle Zeppelin. 

“My favorite block in Denver is at Larimer Street between 25th and 27th. While Zeppelin Development is focused on the edgier west side of RiNo with its post-industrial character, Larimer offers more traditional city blocks that reflect the same creative, independent character that’s signature to RiNo. You can experience some of the best pizza in town inside a recycled shipping container building; a stroll through an independent food hall; retail goods with some design air; and art everywhere—because you’re in RiNo, the biggest and most active Art District in the state.” - Kyle Zeppelin

Cart-DriverFor the Pepper and Cart-Driver pizzas.

The Denver Central MarketIt’s a grab-n-go, active community space. Order a latte from Crema and HighPoint Creamery’s Salted Caramel Ice Cream for the kids. 

Topo DesignsFor locally designed travel accessories. 

Pon PonLocated around the corner from this block. Go for their art and Mexican Fernet. 

MY FAVORITE BLOCK: Tennyson corridor with Holly Bell

Welcome to MY FAVORITE BLOCK, Slifer — Denver’s interview series with locals, designers, and innovators making a positive dent in their communities. 

This month we are featuring the Director of Business Development of Modern in Denver, meet Holly Bell. She is essentially responsible for building the MID network of partners and subscribers, and continuing to build key relationships in Colorado. You are bound to see Holly at a design event, any night of the week.

 “My favorite block is hands-down the Tennyson Street corridor that runs north from 38th to 44th.  When I moved to the West Highland neighborhood in 2007, it was the quieter cousin of Highland Square (32nd and Lowell).  Now, it has become an even better version of itself while maintaining the small-town vibe it always had.  Mom and pop barbershops, diners, and antique stores continue to anchor this neighborhood, even as yoga studios, craft coffee shops, and vegetarian restaurants move in.  The vibe is low key, authentic, and unpretentious.”

Downpours CoffeeI have spent countless hours working here and meeting friends to catch up.  If you’ve been there, you can’t help but adore the only piece of art in the space - a large photograph of the owner (circa early 80s, perhaps) riding his motorcycle, whilst making a certain hand gesture to the camera.  The coffee is amazing, too.  They make their own almond milk and vanilla syrup.  

Pearl Street Fitness and Vital Yoga at Highlands:I am an alternating addict of both of these spots. Scott St. John of Pearl Street Fitness will have you crawling out of the studio (in a good way) after his one-hour workout.  I’m a complete adrenaline junkie, so I appreciate being pushed and challenged. 

Berkeley SupplyThe boutique for the dudes in your life.

Sarah O. JewelryGorgeous pieces, many by local designers.

Real BabyCutest little people gifts ever.

Local 46For drinks and food, I’m always drawn here. Especially in the warmer months when there’s bocce ball, outdoor ping pong, and little garden nooks to hang out in.  It’s definitely of the ‘dive bar’ genre, which suits me well.

Atomic Cowboy/Denver Biscuit CompanyThose biscuits! A must order?  The french toast biscuit that is served with maple syrup from whiskey barrels.  I recommend eating this after you hit a Pearl Street Fitness class!

DJ’S Berkeley CaféI love the breakfast burrito with bacon, smothered in green chili.