UMN

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Chris Hess

In case one hasn’t noticed, the golden age of the music industry

is long gone.

The days of camping out for concert tickets and of artists

harboring dreams of working hard to become successful have faded

into the reality of giant corporations and the illusion of

“American Idol.”

The record industry can no longer afford to sign any bands it

wants. The financial strains of trying to keep up with the digital

music revolution have led to cutbacks including decreases in the

number of artists on a label’s roster. Thus, unless someone in the

industry likes a band enough to fire someone else, they are going

to have a hard time going anywhere.

Fortunately, a saving grace for the struggling musician has

emerged from the muck of the recording industry: the Unsigned Music

Network.

“The industry has bisected into the have-have-haves and the

not-not-nots,” said the company’s founder and president Steve

Sheiner. “We’re here to help the nots so they can live and play

their music.”

Sheiner started UMN back in 2001 after the other company he

helped found, the now infamous MP3.com, was sold to the French

media behemoth Vivendi Universal for somewhere in the ballpark of

$372 million.

MP3.com provided a place for artists to post MP3s of their songs

for free download. Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group, hoped

to use the site as a springboard for it’s own Internet music

distribution service, but has effectively shut the site down.

After leaving MP3.com, Sheiner started UMN as an internet radio

service to help expose unsigned artists to a culture hungry for

music it doesn’t have to pay to hear. Since then, the company has

expanded to offer numerous services.

“It’s like MP3.com on steroids,” Sheiner said. “We provide tools

and resources and align the artists with what they need to be

successful.”

These tools, which are available to the artists through a

subscription service to the network, are a musician’s dream. They

include everything from MP3 downloads, to song licensing, to music

publishing, to slots at UMN concerts.

The original Internet rock radio show is still going, with a

hip-hop show ready to launch soon, Sheiner said.

While the necessity of paying a fee may turn off some bands,

many have signed up for UMN’s services in every genre of music.

Well-known acts such as Canibus and Public Enemy have even hopped

on board with the company’s services.

In a world where the recording industry’s distribution system

isn’t up to par, Sheiner and the folks over at UMN are here to help

the musician out.

“We want to create opportunities for musicians to play,” Sheiner

said. “The bands just have to make a little investment, and in

return, we’re gonna provide the services and provide the resources

without owning you.”

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Switchfoot review

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Chris Hess

Lost: One pair of socks, after being rocked off by Switchfoot at

the Ogden Theater last Saturday. If found, please return

The air was thick Saturday night at the Ogden Theater in

downtown Denver with a mix of cigarette smoke and the perspiration

of more than a few youth groupers.

The crowd awaited the fourth Colorado appearance since last

March of the San Diego rock group Switchfoot, with the energy of a

packed high school lunchroom.

The opening act, Copeland, effectively got the night off on the

right foot. These young rockers could be the best thing to come out

of Georgia since the Allman Brothers Band. Dirty South

represent!

Once Copeland had cleared their gear off the stage and the

stagehands had strategically placed enough water bottles on top of

the amps to quench any rock star thirst, the lights dimmed and the

silhouettes of four shaggy-haired surfers occupied the stage.

Ambient noise began to fill the theater and as the stage lights

flashed on, the band known as Switchfoot launched into the

high-energy crowd pleaser “Dare You To Move” and filled the next

hour with their left-coast brand of rock and/or roll.

Since the release of their newest album, “The Beautiful

Letdown,” in February 2003, Switchfoot has been on the road almost

nonstop. The band is currently on tour behind the release of its

first concert DVD, “Live In San Diego,” which hit shelves on March

23, and its newest single, a reworked version of “Dare You To

Move,” a song that originally appeared on the band’s 2000 release,

“Learning To Breathe.”

Despite being smack dab in the middle of a four-night run, the

band played with enough energy to make one think the show was a

one-off in their hometown. Highlights included rare performances of

“New Way To Be Human” and “Redemption” as well as blatantly

hard-rocking versions of “Ammunition” and “Meant To Live.”

God bless electric guitars and power chords.

After a full band rendition of “Only Hope,” a song made popular

by Mandy Moore in the film “A Walk To Remember,” lead singer Jon

Foreman made sure the audience knew that the cell phone had

replaced the lighter, a comment that was followed by nearly every

cell phone in the venue being thrust into the air.

The group’s energy carried through the entire set, ripping

through 12 songs in just over an hour, before wrapping up with the

sing-along, “Gone” and leaving the crowd with the sentiment that

life is still worth living.

The set was full of sonic interludes to newly tweaked versions

of songs new and old. If one thing can be said of a Switchfoot

concert, it is that the band aims to please the audience by

exploring every musical nuance of each song.

The boys in Switchfoot manage to improve on their studio effort,

without compromising the integrity of the music.

That is what live performance is all about. Switchfoot has it

down, and they are only getting better.

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Weekly Buzz

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Gabriel Dance

It would be appropriate to say that the music for the upcoming

week should be “off the hook.”

Perhaps further explanation is expected. Listen to this-and try

to keep up-’cause there’s a lot of exciting information involved.

If you need to reread to further digest, that’s understandable.

Tonight and Friday night, the Aggie Theatre is presenting two

shows that cater to similar palettes. This evening Yonder Mountain

String Band takes the stage and Friday night Keller Williams will

amaze enthusiasts with his guitar skills.

Yonder is a bluegrass group, well respected in their genre and

Williams is an amazing instrumentalist with a catchy vibe and the

ability to imitate a sound almost exactly like a trumpet with his

voice. Sound interesting? Then go to the show and check it out. It

is interesting, by the way.

Sunday night hosts a show that is being awarded the “Guaranteed

Dope Show” stamp of approval; only the second time this award has

been given all year. Performing at the Fillmore Auditorium in

Denver is N.E.R.D. and the Black Eyed Peas. This is perhaps one of

the hottest shows on tour right now.

N.E.R.D. is the alter-ego of the Neptunes. The Neptunes are the

bomb and surely their self-described alter-ego is equally as dope.

The Black Eyed Peas are nothing to shake your tail feather at

either. Actually, since shaking your tail feather is dancing, you

should shake ’em at this band too. Catch that?

Wu-tang clan ain’t nothing to … um … mess with. Seriously

don’t mess with these guys, or Ol’ Dirty will probably put you

down-and that would suck. They’re performing Monday night at

Cervantes in Denver. Pssst. Don’t tell anybody, but Ghostface Killa

is gonna be IN THE HOUSE.

Wednesday night, return to the Aggie for some good ol’ hippity

hop. Check out J-Live, People Under the Stairs and Oddjobs. People

Under the Stairs have been dropping jaws and lighting mics on fire

for several years now and any show with them is one worth catching

for sure.

Hopefully you can absorb the realm of possibilities that lie in

store for the upcoming week. They are vast and varied, venturing

from the yonder mountains to the top of the charts and leaving a

wake of heady listeners and hopped-out hipsters, and that should be

music to anybody’s ears.

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The RIAA targets Colorado Campuses

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Josh Huseby

The message is clear – if you pirate music, you will face the

consequences, and as five, yet to be named individuals at the

University of Northern Colorado and three at the University of

Colorado at Colorado Springs are about to find out, it can happen

to you.

The Recording Industry Association of America, the company that

represents the music and recording industry, has brought their

crusade to end music piracy to two Colorado campuses.

In a letter to UNC President Kay Norton, dated March 22 and

obtained by the Collegian through a CSU marketing professor, the

president of the RIAA, Cary Sherman, notified the university that

five of the university’s network users are being targeted in the

most recent round of John Doe Lawsuits filed by the RIAA.

A similar message was sent to UCCS Chancellor Pam

Shockley-Zalabak.

“We will cooperate and assist the RIAA in any way we can,” said

Tom Hutton, director of university relations at UCCS.

According to Hutton, in order to receive access to the

university’s network all users sign an Acceptable Use Agreement

that states the university network is not to be used for illegal

activity.

“The IT department runs spot checks to monitor who is

downloading large amounts of materials,” Hutton said. “If we notice

large amounts of downloads, we send them a notice asking them to

stop.”

Similar steps are taken at UNC if a network user is red flagged

for downloading large amounts of material.

“Our policy is to notify the student and tell them they need to

stop or they will be disconnected,” said Gloria Reynolds, director

of media relations at UNC.

One UNC student, Tyler, 21, junior communication major, whose

last name will not be published for legal reasons, has downloaded

2,152 songs since becoming a student at UNC.

“I download a lot of music,” said Tyler, who isn’t that worried

about being targeted by the RIAA. “They could come after me, but

they don’t have much they can take from me.”

That, however, is not the purpose of these lawsuits, said Amanda

Collins, a representative for the RIAA.

“The goal is to send a message that this action is illegal and

there are consequences,” she said.

According to Collins those consequences can range from $750 to

$150,000 per song per infringement.

That means that if Tyler downloads one song and then 10

different users download that song from Tyler he will be charged a

minimum of $750 for all 11 downloads totaling $8,250.

However Collins said that the RIAA is “open to settlements.” In

fact, the RIAA has settled more than 400 cases to date, with an

average settlement of $3,000.

The lawsuits are appropriately named John Doe suits because the

RIAA does not have the names of the individuals being targeted.

What they do have is Internet Protocol addresses.

“There are legal means by which (the RIAA) can request those

names,” said Reynolds, who warned that while UNC will not offer

students up, the university will fully cooperate with the law.

But students are not the only potential targets in this suit.

Anyone who has access to a high bandwidth network can use it to

pirate music.

“We will work with (the RIAA) to identify those students,”

Hutton said. “But we don’t know for sure that they are

students.”

 

CSU also has an Acceptable Use policy in place to govern network

activity.

“We follow the DMCA,” said Mary Ellen Sinnwell, who is director

of residence life with housing and dining services.

The DMCA is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The

act, signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, prohibits

the distribution of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer networks,

an electronic file sharing system that allows its users to share

files.

“We need to adhere to that as a university and also in our

residence halls,” Sinnwell said. “Based on activity, a student’s

system could be shut off immediately.”

One CSU student had his network access cut off last August for

violating the university’s Acceptable Use policy.

“I set up a bunch of downloads, one for the extended trailer for

the Austin Powers movie,” said Josh, 21, a political science major

whose last name will not be used for legal reasons. Josh said what

he thought was a trailer turned out to be the full film.

“It had been uploaded over 100 times, and that’s a conservative

estimate,” Josh said.

The Motion Picture Association of America notified the

university that his IP addresses had been the source of numerous

downloads. The university intern then notified Josh to stop

downloading and shut off his connection.

“The only recourse was I (I said) won’t do it again and they

said they would keep monitoring me,” Josh said. “I’ve stopped

because I don’t want to risk it.”

Not everyone feels the same way.

“My friends are like ‘It won’t happen to me,'” Josh said.

But it happened to Josh and it is happening to users on networks

at UNC and UCCS.

Still, the RIAA insists it is not trying to punish anyone.

“We’re defending our rights and taking measured and appropriate

action,” Collins said.

Collins said litigation against individual users is only a part

of the RIAA’s campaign to curb music piracy.

“We currently have suits pending against Grokster, Aimster,

Kazaa and Morpheus,” Collins said.

The ultimate goal is to lower the levels of piracy to a point

were the music industry isn’t affected, according to Collins.

But some questions about the affect piracy has on mainstream

music sales have recently arisen. A study, originally reported by

The Washington Post, conducted by professors at Harvard and The

University of North Carolina said there is no direct connection

between the recent drop in record sales and the increase in

downloaded music.

The Harvard-UNC study showed a correlation between file sharing

and increased CD sales for popular albums – a finding supported by

Tyler.

“I’ll hear a song and then download a few songs from that

artist,” Tyler said.

If he likes what he hears Tyler said he would often buy the

CD.

In this world of pop stars, over-produced singles and music

videos, many consumers are wary of paying for an album with only

one good song.

“I’m not going to risk spending $18 for one song,” Josh

said.

 

But why is the RIAA so hell bent on stopping piracy? As with so

many things, a lot of it comes down to money.

The average CD costs between $15 and $20. That averages out to

one dollar per song. Tyler has $2,152 or roughly 140 CDs worth of

music on his computer.

That’s not all though, add one dollar to that each time another

user downloads a song from Tyler, because that is one dollar the

recording industry isn’t making. If 10 different users download

each song that’s $215,200.

Now imagine that each of the 10 users who downloaded songs from

Tyler, each shared their new songs, not to mention the songs they

had previous to their encounter with Tyler, with 10 completely

different users.

That’s millions of dollars worth of copyrighted material being

spread for free across peer-to-peer networks. Is there another

route the RIAA can take to protect their intellectual property,

other than filing lawsuits against users and software

providers?

According to Collins it’s not that simple.

“We’re working on a multi-faceted, new business plan,” Collins

said. “There’s no one silver bullet to combat music piracy.”

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Random Ram – Andy Vogel

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Gabriel Dance

When Andy Vogel, junior finance major, decided to study abroad

in New Zealand, he knew that he was in for the experience of a

lifetime. Whitewater rafting, mountain climbing and hiking were all

on his agenda. However, when backpacking through a small south

island town with his New Zealand friend David, the vacation got an

unexpected lift.

“We were hiking into town and we were looking for a ride to our

hostel,” Vogel said. “David was an avid dirt biker so he struck up

a conversation with a couple of guys on dirt bikes that we met not

too far into town. We were hoping they would give us a ride.”

Well the guys sure did get a ride, but not exactly on the back

of the dirt bikes.

“So the two guys park their bikes and walk across the street to

a gas station,” Vogel said. “We had been drinking some on the way

into town so we were a little confused by what happened next.”

What happened next was the two New Zealand natives, or Kiwis,

jumped into a Mercedes that was parked at the station and pulled

across the street to pick up Vogel and David. Being a little

inebriated, and more than a little confused, Vogel asked no

questions and jumped in the ride with his friend.

“Well, we definitely hadn’t gotten far before we realized the

car was stolen,” Vogel said. “But, by that point we were a little

too nervous to say anything about it.”

The Kiwis didn’t seem too nervous though, in fact, one of them

turned around and told Vogel and David that they had to make a

quick pit stop before dropping them off at their hostel.

“We were like … um OK,” Vogel said.

It turned out that one of the biker’s girlfriend’s worked at a

nearby strip club and before they knew it they had pulled in front

of the club and a half-naked girl had jumped into the car between

Vogel and David.

In a high-pitched, Kiwi accent the girl asked, “Where’s this car

from?”

“It’s sweet, love,” responded her boyfriend, implying that

everything was all right. “We’ll take this to the ferry tonight and

by this time tomorrow be in a pub in Auckland.”

Vogel and David exchanged nervous glances but stayed silent. The

driver then hightailed it to the hostel where Vogel, David and the

other biker jumped out of the car leaving just the driver and his

girlfriend.

“The next morning James (the other biker) walked back to his

bike with no explanation for his friend,” Vogel said. “It was

crazy.”

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Fine Arts

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Amy Tolley

Clown Box Comedy Improvisation, presented in collaboration with

the CSU Theatre Department, is a production composed of two

improvisation teams of exuberant actors who take audience

suggestions and turn them into hilarious scenes.

Considered a late night treat, Clown Box takes place on the

first Thursday of every month at the Bas Bleu Theatre from 10:30

p.m. to midnight. All seats are $5, but reservations are

recommended as shows regularly sell out.

For those seeking a thrill, the play “Communicating Doors” is a

cross between “Psycho” and “Back to the Future.” This production is

a frantic carnival of time travel, suspense and humor.

The play runs April 3 through May 1. Evening performances are at

the Lincoln Center on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. There are also

2 p.m. matinees on April 18, 24 and 25.

Mozart is considered one of the most brilliant and versatile

composers ever and those wanting to participate in the Austrian’s

love for music are invited to “Mozart and Meditations.”

This concert will feature a performance of Mozart’s “Grand Mass

in C Minor.” Additional selections by Norwegian composer F.M.

Christiansen and American composer Gwyneth Walker, as well as a

joyful spiritual by Moses Hogan, will be performed.

The concert is presented by the Larimer Chorale of Fort Collins,

with orchestra on Sunday. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. in

the Lincoln Center performance hall. Tickets are $16 for adults and

$14 for students and seniors.

Tomorrow, the Rhythm Company encourages individuals and groups

to get out and enjoy some rhythmic movement to a variety of

beats.

The Rhythm Company will be hosting and providing the music for a

social dance night this Friday at the Masonic Lodge. Come and dance

to a variety of music such as waltz, salsa, polka, swing, tango and

more.

The Rhythm Company sponsors this event on the first and third

Fridays of each month. The event goes from 8:30 to 11 p.m. and

costs $3 at the door.

Fanatics for good pictures can get a glimpse of photos taken

from Argentina to the Rocky Mountains. The pieces are done in black

and white, sepia tone and color.

“Tierra y Cielo (Earth and Sky)” is a collection by photographer

Kerry Wilson. The work will be presented in Gallery 233 tomorrow

during the first Friday Old Town Gallery Walk.

The exhibit will continue through March 26. The regular gallery

hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Bas Bleu Theatre

970-498-8949

The Lincoln Center

970-221-6730

The Rhythm Company

970-498-0798

Gallery 233

970-484-7500

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April DVD releases

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Jeremy Anderson

April 6

“Cheaper by the Dozen”

“The Matrix: Revolutions”

April 13

“Casa de Los Babys”

“Kill Bill Vol. 1″*

April 20

“The Big Empty”

“The Haunted Mansion”

“In My Skin”

April 27

“Ghosts of the Abyss”

“Love Actually”*

“Love Don’t Cost a Thing”

*Don’t Miss DVDs

Great recent release you probably haven’t seen

“Shattered Glass”

Hayden Christensen stars as Stephen Glass, a young journalist

who fabricated many of his stories while working as a writer for

“The New Republic.” This true story could have been turned into a

dry, boring film, but instead plays like a gripping, suspense

thriller. It is now available to rent or own.

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New Old Town Performing Arts Center

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Daniel Hallford

The Downtown Development Authority has been formulating ideas

for some time regarding what a Fort Collins of the future should

look like in an endless effort to build a stronger culture in Old

Town.

“It’s all part of a vision,” said Chip Steiner, executive

director of the DDA. “We’re trying to increase the cultural

amenities.”

Future plans for downtown include everything from amphitheatres

to zambonis for new ice skating rinks.

After a 2001 citywide vote to build a new performing arts center

in Fort Collins didn’t pass, there have been several attempts to

resurrect the idea. This is proposed in the DDA’s To Do List,

highlighting their efforts to infuse Old Town with more life from

every corner of the community.

The new performing arts center would be more grandiose than the

current options available to musicians and thespians in Fort

Collins, seating anywhere from 2,200 to 2,400 people. The center

would be north of campus and provide state-of-the-art options for

theatrical productions.

The goal of the new center would be to allow performers and

productions more options, hoping that they will choose Fort Collins

as a place to entertain. However, it is difficult to please

everyone, Steiner said.

“It’s hard to get a performing arts center to be everything to

everybody,” he said.

The DDA is an organization with nine members who are appointed

by the city council and serve as the primary planning and

development advisor for downtown Fort Collins, according to the

city of Fort Collins Web site.

Aiming to make downtown Fort Collins a more welcoming and

exciting place, the new improvements on the drawing board focus on

meeting the needs of wide variety of people who use downtown.

“It will be the uses and the users of the cultural district we

create that will confirm and sustain downtown Fort Collins, the

gathering place for cultural, intellectual, physical and spiritual

growth,” according to a document written by the DDA.

“I like the idea of a farmer’s market,” said Eric Krasny, senior

psychology major.

“The last thing on earth we need is more restaurants or coffee

shops. Please no more super Wal-Marts.”

Other potential improvements included on the plan are an outdoor

ice rink, amphitheaters, an art school, lecture halls, a

year-round, enclosed farmer’s market, more small hotels, bed and

breakfasts and night clubs, housing for artists in residence, the

Colorado College of Contemporary Music, a new public library,

private theaters, galleries and an entirely new method of public

transportation. All of this is an enormous task, and it’s all in

the beginning stages with no dates set.

“Old Town has character, such as the Aggie Theatre, and the

local stores that you can’t find anywhere else,” said Jessica

Chavez, senior political science major.

But not everyone feels that Fort Collins’ Old Town needs

fine-tuning.

“I make it a point to shop in Old Town and everything is pretty

good already. It’s easy to get to and easy to get around. You can’t

legislate to provide more culture,” said Anne Howley, sophomore

interior design major.

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April Books

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Brooke Harless

A book about understanding the universe by a leading physicist

may fail to sound like leisurely reading, yet Brian Greene, author

of the astounding book, “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” gives an

entertaining grand tour of the universe.

The book, number three on the non-fiction New York Times

Bestsellers List, shows our world to be very different from what

common experience leads us to believe.

Space and time are the “fabric of the cosmos” and they remain

among the most intriguing and mysterious concepts.

Greene poses many questions, including space as an entity, time

having direction and the universe existing without space and time.

Greene frames his book around these thoughts, guiding his readers

toward modern science’s new and deeper understanding of the

universe. The book draws from a multitude of scientific theories

including Newton’s unchanging realm — where space and time are

absolute – and Einstein’s fluid conception of space-time and

quantum mechanics — where vastly distant objects can bridge their

spatial separation to instantaneously coordinate their behavior or

even undergo teleportation.

Written to accommodate people not well-versed in quantum physics

or other scientific theories, even a creative writing major could

read it without too much difficulty. Laced with wit and humor,

Green makes reading about incredibly complex theories much less

painful.

Greene takes readers step-by-step through sixteen chapters plus

illustrations to tackle the theory of universal reality. He also

interweaves analogies and personal experiences to reach a wide

audience.

His language reflects a deep passion for science and a gift for

translating concepts into poetic images. When explaining, for

example, the inability to see the higher dimensions inherent in

string theory, Greene writes, “We don’t see them because of the way

we see … like an ant walking along a lily pad … we could be

floating within a grand, expansive, higher-dimensional space.”

The book may prove to be a difficult bedtime read as deep

thought about mind-stretching theories that keep the reader awake

and pondering for hours. I recommend this as a

I-have-a-serious-amount-of-time-on-my-hands summer read.

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There’s A New Pickle In Town

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Mar 312004
 
Authors: Elizabeth Kerrigan

A taste of heaven between two pieces of bread is exactly what

the new Fort Collins sandwich joint, the Spicy Pickle is serving.

Since its grand opening on Feb. 13, some students have referred to

it as the “Pricey Pickle,” but this restaurant is definitely worth

paying a little more than usual for a gourmet sandwich.

Atmosphere

Located at 123 N. College Ave., the Spicy Pickle appears to be

like any other sub shop in Fort Collins with some added classy

touches not to mention a brand new and spotless … everything.

All customers have to do is walk up, order a meal and pick a

booth.

Service

Friendly, fast and helpful is the name of the Pickle’s service.

Many of their sandwiches have gourmet ingredients not usually found

on subs at other shops, and the employees happily answer any

questions you may have. They are also more than happy to wrap up

your remaining meal so customers can take it home because those

sandwiches are large, not to mention that the leftovers make a

great after-hours snack.

Main Courses

The Spicy Pickle serves three categories of grub: subs, salads

and Paninis, a hot-pressed, grilled sandwich served on focaccia

bread.

Manager Paul Brown suggests designing your own sandwich. The

great thing about this place is that for about $6.95, you can have

whatever you want on your own creation.

“The college kids love the unlimited toppings. Our toppings are

definitely what sets us aside from other sandwich shops around

town,” Brown said.

Toppings like sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted

eggplant and of course, spicy pickles, are great on almost any

sandwich they have. They also have a plethora of delicious spreads

like chipotle mayo and balsamic-honey vinaigrette. Add in some

turkey, salami or just veggies between your choice of white, wheat,

filone, ciabatta or focaccia bread and it’s one heck of a meal.

If a Panini sounds more appetizing than a regular sub, the

gobbler Panini is highly recommended. It has salsalito turkey,

artichoke hearts, feta cheese and sundried tomato mayo spread.

Another popular sandwich for the veggie lovers is the bastille.

This fat Panini has portabello mushrooms, roasted red peppers,

smoked Gruyere, red onions, tomatoes, sprouts and sundried tomato

mayo spread. Chips and a drink can be added for a little over $2

more.

Who says too many sub shops in one town is a bad thing? As one

of Fort Collins newest editions to the abundance of sandwich shops

all around town, the Spicy Pickle definitely proves itself as an

Old Town favorite.

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