Ah, Colfax. The long stretch of road started life as an east-west corridor for travelers and was once lined with motels calling to weary travelers, but the stretch fell out of favor after Interstate 70 came along.
Developers have turned their attention to Colfax in recent years, trying to turn it into something of a cultural gateway. Denver City Council rep Mary Beth Susman is taking things a step further by helping to transform the property that held a strip club, PT's All Nude II (formerly Saturday's), into affordable housing units. And this month, two of the old motels changed hands.
Readers have plenty to say about the city's plans for the former PT's/Saturday's, as well as Colfax in general. Asks Scott:
Tear down an eyesore and replace it with an eyesore?Responds Lindsey:
It’s not an eyesore! It’s Denver history being torn down in horrible gentrification style of this city now. And you can get a room for a night or more at Mon Chalet. Not just hourly.Adds Kurt:
It's so they can build brand new cracker boxes that'll be crack and whore houses in twenty years.Comments Nick:
Just raise the rent, slap up more condos, and put in a Whole Foods so the whites can feel safe, and, hey, mission accomplished! Bye-bye, poor people, hello, gentrification, yay! Pathetic...????Ben adds:
They build an ugly apartment building, discount one or two units, and call it "affordable."Jame concludes:
There ain't nothing you can put there that's going to fix what Denver and Aurora have ignored for years. That's the Fax.
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