MediterraneanGrocery Wholesalers in Denver, CO

Mediterranean Grocery Wholesalers Mobile Number770-795-9026

Free Estimate

We promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee

The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Denver

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Denver, CO. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Denver's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Denver. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Denver, CO. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

Our Service Areas

Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
Mediterranean Grocery Denver, CO

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Denver,
what are we talking about?

 Mediterranean Supermarkets Denver, CO

Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

 Mediterranean Grocery Store Denver, CO

Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

 Middle Eastern Grocery Denver, CO

Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Denver, CO, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

 Mediterranean Food Stores Denver, CO

Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

 Middle Eastern Market Denver, CO

Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Denver, CO.

 Greek Grocery Store Denver, CO

Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

4.

They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

Free Estimate
 Middle Eastern Store Denver, CO

Latest News in Denver, CO

Hazy skies over Colorado: Where is the smoke coming from?

Unusually sensitive people in Colorado should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion on Tuesday and Wednesday.DENVER — Smoke from wildfires in the northwestern United States arrived in Colorado on Tuesday.The heaviest smoke impacts on Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the northwestern and west-central parts of Colorado. Valley locations in Colorado will be particularly vulnerable Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to the ...

Unusually sensitive people in Colorado should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

DENVER — Smoke from wildfires in the northwestern United States arrived in Colorado on Tuesday.

The heaviest smoke impacts on Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the northwestern and west-central parts of Colorado. Valley locations in Colorado will be particularly vulnerable Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Unusually sensitive people in Colorado should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion on Tuesday and Wednesday, said CDPHE.

Very hot and dry conditions will be seen across much of the West over the next few days including widespread temperatures over 100 degrees.

Denver could set new record high temperatures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

There are 69 active wildfires burning in eight states with more than 13,000 wildland fire personnel assigned to the fires, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. There are 27 active wildfires in Idaho, 15 in Montana, nine in Oregon and seven wildfires in both California and Washington.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories for much of California and Nevada, as well as parts of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Arizona.

A fuels and fire behavior advisory has been issued for northern California due to dry fuels and the potential for extreme fire behavior with the hot, dry and windy weather pattern.

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.

9NEWS+ has multiple live daily shows including 9NEWS Mornings, Next with Kyle Clark and 9NEWS+ Daily, an original streaming program. 9NEWS+ is where you can watch live breaking news, weather updates, and press conferences. You can also replay recent newscasts and find videos on demand of our top stories, local politics, investigations and Colorado specific features.

Some Colorado schools cancel class amid high heat forecast

Record-breaking heat in Colorado this week has prompted public schools without air conditioning to close or announce plans to send students home early.More than 30 Denver schools are calling “heat days,” according to a district press release. Most schools are releasing students early Wednesday and Thursday, but four schools are closing altogether for...

Record-breaking heat in Colorado this week has prompted public schools without air conditioning to close or announce plans to send students home early.

More than 30 Denver schools are calling “heat days,” according to a district press release. Most schools are releasing students early Wednesday and Thursday, but four schools are closing altogether for at least one day this week.

They include:

Godsman Elementary was closed Tuesday.

Columbine Elementary will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Next Steps at Barrett will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High will release students early Thursday.

George Washington High will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

KIPP Denver Collegiate High will release students early Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Thomas Jefferson High will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

West High will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Lake Middle will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

McAuliffe International School will release students early Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Skinner Middle will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

West Middle will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Asbury Elementary will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Bradley International School will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Bryant Webster Dual Language School will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Cory Elementary will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Denison Montessori will release students early Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Doull Elementary will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Ellis Elementary will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Math and Science Leadership Academy will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Park Hill Elementary will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Polaris Elementary will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Stephen Knight Center for Early Education will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

University Park Elementary will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Whittier ECE-8 will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.

Other Colorado school districts have announced similar closures. All schools in the Poudre district, based in Fort Collins, and the Thompson district, based in Loveland, will release students two hours early on Wednesday and Thursday. Most Poudre schools don’t have air conditioning, the district said in a press release.

Forty-eight Denver campuses don’t have air conditioning. (See the list here.) Thirty-one of those are not scheduled to get it anytime soon. But 17 campuses are slated to get air conditioning later this fall or next school year with funding passed by Denver voters in 2020.

That funding was earmarked to add air conditioning at 24 Denver campuses. Work has been completed at seven campuses and is nearly complete at eight more. Supply chain issues have slowed the work at those eight campuses, district officials said. The district is scheduling work at the remaining nine campuses to start next summer.

Tuesday was the fourth day this September with temperatures above 95 degrees, breaking a record for the month, and Wednesday and Thursday could both see temperatures near 100 degrees, according to Denver meteorologists.

Denver has posted 62 days this year above 90 degrees, the third most on record.

Melanie Asmar is a senior reporter for Chalkbeat Colorado, covering Denver Public Schools. Contact Melanie at [email protected].

Oktoberfest season is back. Here’s your guide to Colorado’s beer-and-bratwurst-drenched events.

It’s hard to make your way through September in Colorado without running into Oktoberfest. The traditional German celebration has become almost as big a deal as St. Patrick’s Day, and you’ll find events at nearly every craft brewery in the state, beer gardens and mountain towns.This year, there is also a dogtoberfest, an oldtoberfest and a falltoberfest. Many of these events have similar activities, from stein-hosting to traditional keg tappings, but each has its own unique attributes and they’re spread out all...

It’s hard to make your way through September in Colorado without running into Oktoberfest. The traditional German celebration has become almost as big a deal as St. Patrick’s Day, and you’ll find events at nearly every craft brewery in the state, beer gardens and mountain towns.

This year, there is also a dogtoberfest, an oldtoberfest and a falltoberfest. Many of these events have similar activities, from stein-hosting to traditional keg tappings, but each has its own unique attributes and they’re spread out all over the state. Enjoy one for us. Prost.

Sept. 9-10. Copper Kettle in Denver hosts one of the larger brewery Oktoberfest parties in the city each year, offering up German-style music, food and games like hammerschlagen) over two days. There will also be branded steins for sale and a stein-holding contest. The brewery will also tap its Oktoberfest lager, along with several other German-style beers, including a hefeweizen and a Dunkel lager. No tickets are necessary; copperkettledenver.com.

Sept. 10. Lone Tree Brewing brings back its annual Oktoberfest and outdoor Craft Market beginning at 11 a.m. in its parking lot. There will be a three-piece polka band, a stein hoisting competition and the Schnitzelwirt food truck. The outdoor market is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 18 vendors, including those selling jewelry, soap, jam, leather goods, pottery and more.

Sept. 10. Denver is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, so it makes sense that someone would throw a dog-themed Oktoberfest — and that’s what’s happening at River North Brewing, which hosts Dogtoberfest at its Washington Street taproom. For humans, the brewery will serve its annual Festbier lager along with pretzels; there will also be an Alpine Horn Competition. For dogs, the Fetch Photo Truck will be doing dog photo shoots (signups required) from 2 to 5 p.m., while Clover Dog Co. will be selling dog treats, toys and bandanas. And Taysia Blue Rescue and Lola’s Rescue will have multiple dogs available for adoption throughout the day.

Sept. 9-11 in Lionshead and Sept. 16-18 in Vail Village. Vail’s Oktoberfest has an unfair advantage every year since it is located in a town with a plethora of pseudo-Bavarian architecture and very real mountains. That setting is part of why it was named among the 10 best Oktoberfests in the U.S. by USA Today. But the free, family-friendly celebration also boasts a heavy metal polka band, among other musical acts, a keg-bowling championship, bratwurst-eating contests, German food, costumes, a stein-lifting contest, and plenty of beer, available for sale in three sizes of German-style steins; oktoberfestvail.com.

Sept. 16-18 and Sept. 23-25. The big daddy of Denver Oktoberfest events begins its run today and will last this weekend and next at 21st and Larimer streets. Denver Oktoberfest has been a staple here since 1969. From keg bowling to stein hoisting, food, beer, live music and much more, “there’s something here for Oktoberfest pros and first timers. So grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen and join in on the fun,” organizers say. Entry is free, although there are VIP packages available. The first night kicks off at 5 p.m. thedenveroktoberfest.com.

Sept. 16-17. Mainstage Brewing in Lyons knows how to name an event: Oktoberfestfest, which runs today and tomorrow, is a festival of Oktoberfests, Marzen and festbier styles from 25 of the best and most well-known craft breweries in Colorado. The list includes Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Comrade Brewing, Dry Dock Brewing, Left Hand Brewing, Little Machine Beer, Oskar Blues, Prost Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, Ska Brewing, Station 26 Brewing, Upslope Brewing, WeldWerks, Westbound & Down Brewing and Wibby Brewing. All beers will available for purchase in 10-ounce pours and liter sizes and served on draft. There will also be polka music, bratwursts, games, pretzels, costumes and more; mainstagebrewing.com.

Sept. 16-18. Barnett & Son in Parker loves to throw down for a three-day celebration each year. This time around, you’ll find Schnitzelwirt, Big Stuff food truck, stein hoisting Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and liters of freshly tapped Oktoberfest Lager.

Sept. 17. Bierstadt can’t be beat when it comes to honoring German traditions. Not only does it wait until today – the official kickoff of Oktoberfest in Munich – to host its party, but it will also have a maypole, a ceremonial barrel tapping of its Marzen lager and much more. Details are still TBA, but there will be live music, food, dancing, outfits and plenty more.

Sept. 17. Dry Dock Brewing brings back Docktoberfest, its long-running party, to its original location on East Hampden Avenue in Aurora. Wear your lederhosen and come hungry and thirsty because there will be pizza, wings and German-style beer, including the brewery’s Docktoberfest Marzen lager. The Polkanauts will play from 1 to 4 p.m. drydockbrewing.com.

Sept. 17. “The time has come to slip on your lederhosen and dirndls, dust off your hats and boots, and quench your Märzen thirst,” says Zwei Brewing in Fort Collins, which hosts its 8th annual Oktoberfest starting at 11 a.m. There will be beer, European cuisine provided by Pierogies Factory and C-Lot Brats (formally Caupona), hours of live music (including polka) and official t-shirts.

Sept. 23-24. Greeley’s OktoBrewfest takes place in historic Lincoln Park downtown, where there will be seven northern Colorado breweries and several local distilleries serving beverages. Attendees will also find food from nine different vendors, and yes, there will be plenty of brats, burgers, and schnitzel. Entertainment includes Randy Eckhart and the Dutch HopMakers, The Twirling Zucchinis, The UNC Jazz Lab 1 Band, the Greeley Children’s Chorale, The Colorado Conservatory of Dance, The Danny DeRail band, Incoming Groove, and more.

Sept. 23-25. Breckenridge Oktoberfest, the 26th annual version, runs over three days in the historic mountain town, features collectible steins and beer from Breckenridge Brewery. There will be food, music and plenty of Oktoberfest outfits on Main Street. You can pre-order stein and beer packages early and get other information at gobreck.com.

Sept. 23-24. Left Hand Oktoberfest features live music, food, costume contests, a stein-hoisting competition, polka music and lots of beer. It takes place in the brewery’s huge new outdoor amphitheater at 1245 Boston Ave. in Longmont. Tickets are $20 on eventbrite.com.

Sept. 23-35. Weiner dog races highlight the 10th annual Oktoberfest in Colorado Springs, which takes place at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. But you’ll also find live bands, dancing, food vendors, stein hoisting contests, costume contests, retail vendors, beer and much more. Get all the information about times, tickets and events at www.csoktoberfest.com.

Sept. 24. Launch Pad Brewery puts the autumn in Fall-toberfest with a party featuring German food from Schitzelwirt Food Truck and the release of the brewery’s Festbier. (PS bring your steins.) Launch Pad rounds out the fall theme by tapping Headless Astronaut Pumpkin Beer and its World Beer Cup-award winning Pumpkin Paddy. There will also be stein holding contests and lederhosen costume contests.

Sept. 24. Lakewood’s Old 121 Brewhouse does things its own way with Old-Toberfest where you can enjoy a pint of festbier, live music from The Inablers, along with a pretzel-making station and a stein-hoisting competition. There will also be brats, sauerkraut, and more.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, In The Know, to get entertainment news sent straight to your inbox.

Here are some of the best and worst jokes about Denver

This weekend’s High Plains Comedy Festival will plant dozens of the best local and national comics onto Mile High City stages, from biggies like Ken Jeong and Joel McHale to curated local luminaries and already-sold-out showcases such as Dyketopia.It will also, by nature, invite jokes about our fair city. That’s nothing new, said festival founder Adam Cayton-Holland, a proud Denverite who set his truTV sitcom “Those Who Can’t” here, along with co-creators Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl (also performing at th...

This weekend’s High Plains Comedy Festival will plant dozens of the best local and national comics onto Mile High City stages, from biggies like Ken Jeong and Joel McHale to curated local luminaries and already-sold-out showcases such as Dyketopia.

It will also, by nature, invite jokes about our fair city. That’s nothing new, said festival founder Adam Cayton-Holland, a proud Denverite who set his truTV sitcom “Those Who Can’t” here, along with co-creators Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl (also performing at the festival).

But even when Cayton-Holland was a newbie comic, he tried to subvert the tropes.

“I used to have an opener about the Denver weather, how it was so inconsistent, and it could change so suddenly,” he said. “Then I would say, “Well, you know what they say about Denver weather: if you don’t like the weather in Denver, why don’t you go back where you came from you Texas, transplant asshole.’ Hacky as could be, but it crushed every time.”

Pandering to locals with skiing, Broncos and legal-weed jokes is old hat, but a dozen-plus touring comics have in recent years chosen to record albums and specials here, in some ways documenting our sense of humor as much as theirs (see River Butcher, Nikki Glaser, Amy Schumer, Tom Seguro, etc.).

So what are comics saying about us? Before the Thursday, Sept. 8-Saturday, Sept. 10, High Plains Comedy Fest, we tracked down a few of the best and arguably worst jokes about Denver — and Colorado in general. We won’t try to tell you which is which, and a couple of them may stretch the definition of a joke, but hey: they made us laugh. (Note: longer bits, of which there are many, were excluded in favor of short quotes.)

“I didn’t know what a 14’er was until I moved here and found it that it’s something a man climbs over instead of going to therapy.” — Andie Main

“(It’s) pretty fun to be in Denver over Halloween. Everybody’s Halloween costume just looks like CBD-infused.” — River Butcher

“Thank you, it is great to be here in downtown Southeast Boulder!” — David Rodriguez (performing in Denver)

“Denver and Boulder are good record-buying cities. I don’t know why.” — Mike D (Beastie Boys)

“40% of the tickets for Bill Cosby’s Denver shows were returned for refunds. See, consuming pot doesn’t make you stupid.” — Warren Holstein

“Colorado, a.k.a. Potsylvania.” — Stephen Colbert

“… the divided world of Aspen, where locals with a sense of entitlement were pitted against developers with a sense of condominiums.” — Steve Martin

“Each year, millions of skiers come to Colorado to experience its superb emergency medical facilities.” — Dave Barry

“Does the song ‘Rocky Mountain High’ make John Denver our generation’s Nostradamus?” — Adam Wolf

“You don’t need missionaries in Colorado; you got Colorado.” — Trey Parker

The 9th High Plains Comedy Festival. Stand-up fest with Ken Jeong, Joel McHale, Kyle Kinane, Steph Tolev, Nick Thune, Josh Blue, Nancy Norton, Shane Torres, Pink Foxx, Amy Miller, David Gborie, Christie Buchele and more. Thursday, Sept. 8-Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Hi-Dive, HQ, Skylark, Chaos Bloom, Mutiny and Bellco Theatre. Most tickets are $10-$20 per show, with $125 festival passes. highplainscomedyfestival.com

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, In The Know, to get entertainment news sent straight to your inbox.

University of Colorado Denver, MSU Denver and Community College of Denver offer free RTD to students and staff

RTD’s Free Fare August is over, but students, faculty and staff on the Auraria Campus will ride for free. What about Denver Public Schools students and employees? Most won’t.Students at MSU Denver, the ...

RTD’s Free Fare August is over, but students, faculty and staff on the Auraria Campus will ride for free. What about Denver Public Schools students and employees? Most won’t.

Students at MSU Denver, the University of Colorado Denver and the Community College of Denver will receive the RTD Mobile CollegePass, which gives them free access to local, regional and airport bus and rail services through January 31, 2023.

For the Community College of Denver, this is not new.

“CCD has been offering free EcoPasses for students and employees since Spring 2021 and will continue to do so through June 30, 2023,” said Executive Director of Strategy Kristina Retana.

Nelson, who lives at a homeless shelter at the Quality Inn on Zuni Street, which will shut down in the weeks to come, depends on public transportation and his bike to get around.

“To have the free RTD — it allows me to travel back and forth to school,” he said.

“In the heart of downtown and surrounded by train stations and bus stops, the CU Denver campus is easily accessible by RTD transit from any of Denver’s surrounding cities, and several RTD stops are housed on and around campus,” the University of Colorado Denver explained in a statement. “Partnering with RTD demonstrates the university’s commitment to making work and school accessible while prioritizing convenience, community, and sustainability.”

The Denver Teachers Classroom Association, which just wrapped contract negotiations that includes higher wages and annual raises, told Denverite securing an EcoPass benefit is not a priority for teachers.

The teachers union would prefer to see students and families in Denver Public Schools receive free access to transit. People 19 years old and under currently receive a steep 70% discount.

In improving benefits, the district opted not to include free passes in its package for teachers or support workers, though some downtown staff, mostly administrators, have recently received the benefit, saving them between $114 and $200 a month plus whatever they save in limited and expensive downtown parking.

Why those workers?

“The pilot program is focusing on staff who work at the Emily Griffith Center due to the parking rate of $12-$14 per day in the area,” Denver Public Schools spokesperson Scott Pribble said.

Who can receive the benefit? Full-time staff members working on the seventh through 12th floors of the Emily Griffith College and all DPS employees at the 780 Grant St. locations will be eligible to receive free transit through a one-year pilot program.

Free EcoPass was one of the ways the Mayor’s Office is trying to support city workers through the pandemic.

“The City and County of Denver has been incentivizing the use of public transit by providing a discounted eco pass to employees for at least 20 years,” Teresa Marchetta, spokesperson for the Office of Human Resources, said in an email. “The entire time, the City has paid at least half the cost or more. The most popular routes used by our employees have not yet been reinstated by RTD, so providing a free eco pass relieves some of [the] inconvenience they face in a hybrid work environment.”

Disclaimer:

This website publishes news articles that contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The non-commercial use of these news articles for the purposes of local news reporting constitutes "Fair Use" of the copyrighted materials as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.