Photo: Courtesy of Westword
Escalating property values, especially residential, are threatening small, local area retail, driving out long-time neighborhood businesses in south Denver. There is a growing incentive to sell for more profitable alternatives which are transforming the local restaurant and tavern scene. Continue reading South Denver Retail Closings Loom as Costs Escalate
The DU neighborhood, still reeling from the closure of Fermaentra Brewing on Evans, has finally received some good news. Denver Beer Company (DBC), famous for their Graham Cracker Porter and a host of other award winning craft beers is coming to the area. In a press release Denver Beer Company announced the purchase of Maddie’s Restaurant on 2425 South Downing Street where it plans to open a third brewery and taproom room. According to the release, the Denver Beer Co. Downing Street location includes two separate buildings surrounding a communal patio and garden. The taproom will be housed in the larger 2,563 square foot building and will include a tasting room, restaurant partner to be determined, plus nearly 10,000 square feet of outdoor patio space in front of the building. The adjacent smaller 761 square foot building is slated for an additional restaurant partner or snack food purveyor to be determined. Continue reading Joy Washes Across Neighborhood – Denver Beer Company Moving In
We’ve talked about Williams Tower in what has become an iconic fixture in South Denver. The tower stands 215 feet tall and can be seen for miles away from the campus. Locally, the bells toll time for students and residents alike. While many people have seen the gleaming tower as they pass the University of Denver or go to sporting events, few get to experience the ‘inner-workings’ of the tower. Continue reading Whats Up There? A Look Inside DU’s Williams Tower
Photo: The University Neighborhood Flag featuring DU’s Williams Tower- Flags of Denver
We asked local residents to ‘weigh in’ on the following question: ‘What does University/University Park Need to be More Livable’? The readers of NextDoor, gave us the following feedback: Continue reading What does the University Area need to be more livable?
Our gift to you is a quick view of the new construction on campus. The featured photo above is the east side (back) of the The Burwell Center for Career Achievement. The building is certified LEED Platinum and will be one of the most energy efficient commercial buildings in the state of Colorado. We have taken a photo view from the northwest along Asbury below: Continue reading Merry Christmas from LetsGoDU to You
It was just a matter of time before Speedy Mart met its ultimate demise. Built 50 years ago, the ragged independent gas station was as well known for its 12 soda machines, cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia, as it was for cheap gas. Located immediately west of the DU campus at Evans and Gilpin, the site’s two pumps and 368 sq ft building on a 125′ x 49′ lot could not compete with a new Safeway gasoline operation at Evans and Downing. Continue reading Speedy Mart Shutters in the Face of Change
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The LetsGoDU Team
Photo: Evans Avenue pedestrian crosswalk. Pedestrian island to be completed this week – weather permitting. Signals will be pedestrian controlled.
An article about a traffic light? Well, yes. And they are an important addition to the DU neighborhood – and here’s why.
The City of Denver’s Vision Zero Program was created to eliminate vehicle-pedestrian fatalities. The two strategies outlined in the program include better visibility for pedestrians crossing streets and slowing metro traffic speeds in concentrated pedestrian areas. That study identified a need for a new pedestrian traffic signal along Evans Avenue, immediately west of the University of Denver. Continue reading Vision Zero Comes to University Neighborhood
Another restaurant group is going to try to make a go of it with the star crossed Campus Lounge. According to Westword and The Denver Post, the tavern will lose its old name based on legal requirements placed by the prior owners but the iconic neon sign may stay or be altered to accommodate the new bar/restaurant. Two failed attempts have been made to resurrect the Campus Lounge since Jim Wiste retired in 2017. After a long closure and remodeling, restaurateur Dan Landis tried a hip metro bistro concept and it failed in 6 months. Next up, the Nickless family, with ties to the hospitality business, the local area and the University of Denver, tried to restore the old sports bar – family diner feel. That place was shuttered in less than a year. Continue reading Campy Concept Next Step for Former Campus Lounge