30 years ago is was great; even 20 years ago is was great. Now...does anyone look around when they come down here? Curtis and up is terrible, and that's during the workday. Forget about coming down on a Sunday afternoon. If you have a family or anything valuable it's often just scary to be hanging out on the mall. The LoDo side of the mall...a bit better but still not great.
And the whole length is just dated and makes me feeling like it's 1992. The expense of regular maintenance or a makeover are too high (and we pay for it as taxpayers, not the vendors and property owners proximate to the mall).
Time to turn it back into a regular street. It has run its course.