DENVER — A changing landscape amid a push for development — and pushback against perceived gentrification — is nothing new for Denver’s Baker neighborhood along South Broadway.
“You used to worry about your car at night,” the general manager of The Hornet, a restaurant that opened in 1995 at Broadway and First Avenue, told Denver Business Journal reporter Ed Sealover. “You worried about walking down the street at night alone. Now you don’t. You’re seeing a lot more foot traffic, people moving around ... Young business types have revitalized this neighborhood.”
That was 10 years ago.
Since then, hundreds of millions of dollars have poured into the neighborhood, with many residents embracing the motto “Keep South Broadway weird.” Hundreds of millions more are coming in. But the stretch along Broadway between approximately Third Avenue and Alameda is still full of character.
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