Russell Enloe first brought his aesthetic proclivities to South Broadway when he opened American Aces Vintage Clothing in 1991. Back then, the block of small storefronts was dilapidated and struggling with a high number of vacancies, but the cheap rent and off-the-grid locale made it a perfect place for fringe concepts to take root. Enloe eventually closed Aces, but he opened Crown Mercantile at 46 Broadway six years ago, and he watched the strip grow up around him, filling with used bookstores, tattoo parlors, an independent performance theater, art galleries and other eclectic shops. Rock clubs such as the hi-dive and 3 Kings Tavern also helped South Broadway develop an identity as Denver's hipster haven and earn it a perfunctory urban-district... More >>>
Jim J. Narcy
Russell Enloe is the Crown prince of South Broadway.