@KellyA - I just realized that last summer when driving thru Black Hawk that we must have driven past the Lace House.....and I didn't even realize what I was looking at!! And I agree with you- we had been up there umpteen years ago and this time when we came around the corner and saw all of those highrise casinos, we were just dumbfounded...and disappointed. We crossed our fingers and hoped Central City hadn't suffered the same fate - - whew! it had not! Unfortunately, there was some MAJOR road work going on in the center of town and we were hard-pressed to find some parking. And then traffic soon came to a screeching halt. We were on a bit of a time schedule, so hubby and I just gave up the idea of getting to walk thru town and headed back to highway back to Denver. I was somewhat disappointed, but this trip was pre-knee replacement so walking a lot was not really a good idea.