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Reader: Location, location, loca....for Denver neighborhoods, there are only two

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When Cafebar started serving last week at 295 South Pennsylvania Street, residents welcomed it to the neighborhood -- but what neighborhood is that, exactly? In her post on Cafebar's opening, Lori Midson referred to it as West Washington Park -- which is one of three neighborhoods that the City and County of Denver lists for that area (and is the preferred neighborhood description of a former mayoral spokesperson who lived just a block away).

Frequent commenter Dave Barnes, however, pegs it as the Speer neighborhood -- which would seem to be more a creation of real-estate companies than actual residents, since there is no Speer neighborhood organization registered with the city.

Cartographers would rejoice over the heated discussion that followed (read it here), which included this classic comment from Scott Bennett:

Every Realtor® knows there are only two neighborhoods in Denver: Highlands and Wash Park. This clearly is not in Highlands, therefore it's in Wash Park.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Cafebar!

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