Reader: At La Loma, It's Not Just the Food — It's the Neighborhood and History

The lights will soon go out on this La Loma location.EXPAND
The lights will soon go out on this La Loma location.
courtesy La Loma

After forty years, La Loma is leaving Jefferson Park — but when the current location, at 2527 West 26th Avenue, the building where La Loma has been since 1981, closes, the restaurant will move to an as-yet-undisclosed location downtown. And in the spring of 2017, the owners plan to open a second, brand-spanking-new La Loma in the Platte Valley, right by the Denver Aquarium — a project they already had in the works when they learned they'd have to leave Jefferson Park because the owner of the property has sold it to a developer. Says Michael: 

This is ridiculous — such a shame to lose the character of the old building. It's not just the food, it's the neighborhood and the history.....I can't say I will visit as often when they move to a crowded downtown location......

Adds Chris: 

No, I will cry! This is the most awesome venue with three homes connected from the late 1800s - amazing ambiance that you can't find anywhere else. What happened to restoring the history of Denver?  I'm a native and still can't get my arms around this...

Warns Debra Ann:

They will be out of business soon. Many people loved going there as it was NOT downtown. Traffic is impossible downtown and there is no parking. Such a pity.

But then there's this from William: 

Apparently I'm the only one that thinks La Loma is mediocre at best. I've lived in the neighborhood for years and have tried so many times to like the place. I just don't.

What do you think of La Loma? Will you follow the restaurant no matter where it goes? 

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