BJ's Port was a classic Five Points dive, "a glorious little place at 28th and Welton streets that recalls the raucous, energetic organ-trio clubs of Jimmy Smith's prime -- right down to the barbecued ribs and collard greens on the menu," Bill Gallo wrote for Westword back in 2002. But BJ's c ... More >>
Denver Public LibraryIn 1986, before Highland Square was Highland Square
I got into a conversation at a party this weekend about which neighborhood business district in Denver might emerge as the next cool place. Or, as real estate agents like to say, an "up-and-coming location." People who s ... More >>
Kapre Lounge served the town's best fried chicken from this Welton storefront.
For decades, Kapre Lounge, at 2729 Welton Street, served the town's best fried chicken. After Wilfred O. Thomas closed his place six years ago, Stage 2 moved into the space, ostensibly serving up Kapre's old recip ... More >>
It's impossible to travel through Five Points without thinking of Charles Cousins. His signs are everywhere -- offering this property for rent, announcing that his company manages another. But Cousins, who passed away Monday morning at the age of 91, left his mark in so many other ways.
The hist ... More >>