Asked about the building's status, Morreale responds:
The restaurants and Morreale Hotels have taken steps necessary to secure the 101 Broadway property and mitigate against any further damage from vandalism and theft. Within the first 72 hours following the City of Denver's enforcement of the Orders to Vacate dated 5/3/13, the historic structure had already suffered numerous instances of vandalism and theft. Those losses were a direct and logical result of the City's apparent predetermined course to otherwise close a perfectly safe building and the popular restaurants in it. These steps are being taken to protect against future losses as much as possible, and for no other reason.... We doubt any prudent investor or developer would be interested paying Morreale Hotels directly only to inherit an ongoing dispute over the City's predetermined course since July 2012 to see 101 Broadway closed.
So far now, the boarded-up building -- which once was touted by the city as a sterling example of urban renewal -- will be a blight, rather than a bright light, on Broadway.`