Denver All-Star Game “a celebration” for LoDo businesses

All-Star Game week is in Denver and Coors Field is far from the only building in LoDo that’s buzzing thanks to Major League Baseball’s midsummer classic and an associated festivities.

“I’m so excited about what this is going to do for the downtown Denver businesses after COVID,” retailer Julie Watson said. “We all needed this so much. It’s kind of like a reward for gutting it out. It really is.”

Watson owns Blue Ruby Boutique, which has two locations in the mixed-use Dairy Block development in Lower Downtown. Bounded by 18th, 19th, Blake and Wazee streets, Dairy Block is a short walk from the stadium and is co-hosting a free concert series that runs through Tuesday.

In the lobby of the Maven Hotel, where Watson keeps one of her two Blue Ruby stores (the other larger location fronts onto Blake Street), All-Star banners and logos adorned the space Tuesday afternoon.

Watson isn’t carrying any MLB-licensed stuff but she did buy an…

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