Says Dave Barnes:
New buildings appear to be the kiss of death for retail.But Barbara has another theory:
Is the "rent too damned high"?
See, people move in (read: take over) neighborhoods without any desire to learn the history. THAT, my friends, is the site of what used to be a very haunted property. Everyone who grew up there knew about it. And there are two VERY haunted houses on Mariposa, one on Clay, and one on Lipan that has seen four owners and is now vacant. Know the last one personally. Keep tearing shit down without respect. One doesn't have to believe in spirits to make it true. That entire area is rich with superstition for a reason.Adds Kevin:
It's too bad, because their pizza really was quite good. Not sure what it is about this spot that seems to be jinxed; hopefully the next tenants can make it work. Sounds like it's going to be an izakaya place.Yes, that's the word on the streets in LoHi. Crews are already taking a look at the space, and our bet is that it will soon house Modern Mizu Izakaya and Sushi, which Hong Jian Lee had wanted to put in a new spot a block away. But Modern Mizu gave up on that deal late last year and Sushi Ronin moved in, becoming the first restaurant to open in Denver in 2016. Lee recently confirmed to Eater that he's still opening a spot in LoHi — and although he didn't name a space, it looks like it's full speed ahead for 1560 Boulder Street.
What do you think the chances are for an Asian concept in this spot?