Six years ago, shortly after Lola moved from Old South Pearl into a corner space at 1575 Boulder Street, the LoHi Merchants Group counted the bars, restaurants and coffee shops in the Lower Highland neighborhood-- bounded by West 38th to the north, Federal to the West, Speer and I-25 -- and came up with 22, many of them little Mexican joints or old-school Italian. Today the count is 55, with more to come.
And more to go, of course: most of those old-school Italian spots are gone, with both Pagliacci's and Longo's Subway Tavern closing their doors last year.
We ran the list of LoHi's 55 dining/drinking establishments yesterday. And in response, thespot84 offers this:
and not a fast casual restaurant (locally owned, of course) to be found.
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Is LoHi full? Or is there room for more restaurants in the neighborhood? And if so, what would you like to see there?