With the exception of perhaps Tim Tebow or the recent election, few things around here have been as polarizing as the mural saga at 314 E. 13th Avenue, the former home of Bender's Tavern and the new home of Quixote's True Blue, which is slated to kick off its grand reopening celebration tonight. Yesterday, the already tense discussion became even more sour when some unscrupulous person(s) defaced the new Jerry Garcia mural. Even some who were upset that the original Johnny Cash rendering had been replaced thought that crossed the line ("That Tommy's original was taken down is sad; this defacement is sad and disappointing. Come on, Denver. Be better than this"). Zoso6322, who left our comment of the day, put a finer point on it: "If these defacers cared so much about the original mural, why didn't they support the original business that got painted?"
See also: - The new Jerry Garcia mural at 314 East 13th Avenue defaced overnight - The First Four: Quixote's True Blue grand reopening - Quixote's True Blue slated to move into Bender's Tavern space - Tommy Nahulu: The Denver scene says goodbye to one of its biggest fans
If these defacers cared so much about the original mural, why didn't they support the original business that got the mural painted? You had your chance, Benders is gone now, and Quixotes took over. I'm so glad to see this venue will finally be utilized in the neighborhood, great music and great people coming together to have some good ol fashioned fun!! I'll be happy to see Jerry smiling over the neighborhood, and in response to a post below; maybe having more people in the area consistently will scare off the muggers to find another empty street with less people to mug on.
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