After more than two years of development and a seemingly endless wave of excitement, the floors of Aurora’s Stanley Aviation building have officially swapped ejector seats for upmarket eats, wares and cocktails
You can hit a kickboxing class where you not only burn a ton of calories but you also learn skills that will help if some creep snatches your purse or European carryall
Stanley is looking to change that with some hip boutiques (do youths still say “hip”?) that’ll impress tourists and locals alike
Aurora mall-walkers have a new venue for such things — the 22-acre Stanley Marketplace — a collective mixture of eateries, shops and activities located in a venerable old building that used to be the old Stanley Aviation manufacturing center
Fun brewing every day Whether it’s innovative Colorado beer wine or booze or top choices from the world, all the bars here are set high
But before aimlessly wandering the market’s three floors of wonder, it’s important to realize that any given gastronomic tour de Stanley is wholly dependent on the time of your visit
So you wander down the mountain as the minutes go by. The trees are bigger here. The smell of the pine is overwhelming, like being in a frigid sanitized bathroom. A squirrel has a scary tantrum when you reach into a tree to shake the snow off a contender for being the perfect tree.
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Then, seemingly instantaneously, I was there; Islamabad, Pakistan, population 2 million, the fabricated capital constructed by the Pakistani government barely 50 years ago.