Tagged: Downtown Denver Business Improvement District

“Gentrification moves fast”: A hard look at economic displacement in Denver’s most historic black neighborhood

“Gentrification moves fast”: A hard look at economic displacement in Denver’s most historic black neighborhood

For many people in east Denver, Welton Street Café is the definition of a community institution. But its owner said his restaurant is just as much at risk of being pushed out by the forces of gentrification as many other long-time residents of Five Points.

Meet the mastermind behind a new era of retail in Olde Town Arvada

Meet the mastermind behind a new era of retail in Olde Town Arvada

At only 36 years old, with no previous experience in retail ownership, Scott Spears has welcomed four new stores to the city’s downtown in less than 10 years, and is working on unveiling a fifth.