So far, the steering-committee members who represent neighborhoods on the other side of the mall are standing in solidarity with their colleagues from the west side.
"I wouldn't say the Country Club people are the meanies," says Meredith Gabow, who represents the neighborhoods on the eastern edge of the shopping district. "Taubman agreed to do something years ago, to include a residential component. We're frustrated that they haven't done that. It would be awful if you put in the grocery store in such a way that precludes residential. Everybody wants to hold Taubman's feet to the fire."
In the way: The owner of Cherry Creek Shopping Center wants to put Nordstrom where this Safeway is.
Simon says he's exasperated that a neighborhood dispute is preventing Nordstrom from coming to central Denver. Two years ago, when Cherry Creek officials announced that Nordstrom was coming to the mall, they said the store would open in spring 2001.
"That's not a possibility at this juncture in time," says Simon. "I think we're looking at 2002, but who knows?"