4

Reader: What the Cluck? White Fence Farm Becoming Apartments?

To-go was a no-go for White Fence Farm.
To-go was a no-go for White Fence Farm.
Mark Antonation
^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Another dining landmark is about to bite the dust. After 45 years and more than 5 million orders of fried chicken, White Fence Farm shut its doors in 2018.

Now the fate of the property at 6263 West Jewell Avenue in Lakewood has been sealed. Crescent Communities, which bought the property with ParkProperty Capital on June 15 for $4.68 million, will build over 200 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments on the former farm complex.

In their comments on the Westword Facebook post of the deal, some readers are crying fowl. Says Susan:

What the cluck? More apartments when we could have White Fence Farm fried chicken?

Adds Russ:

White Fence Farm was the best place for chicken in the whole city. So sad to see it lost to more unsightly apartments.

Responds Michael:

That was a supremely bizarre restaurant. Surprised it survived that long, but it could only do so in Lakewood. Glad the space is being used for a good purpose!

Recalls Josh:

Went there the last night they were open. Four-and-a-half-hour wait, and worth every second of it. That place will be missed!

Adds Suzanne:

My grandkids loved going there. It was a nice family atmosphere with fun things to do. Developers would have to step in and ruin another fine place.

Comments Jim: 

Food was okay, but way better than more houses.  Developers won't be satisfied until every square inch is covered with something that they make a buck on.

Counters Jessica:

I will miss White Fence Farms as a restaurant, but this looks like much-needed housing that will be more affordable and sustainable than McMansion sprawl, and the area needed some density. It’s so car-dependent there.

Concludes Chuck:

All the things that made Denver a special place to live are being torn down to build more housing that we don't have enough water for.

Did you ever go to White Fence Farm? What would you like to see done with the property? Post a comment or share your thoughts at editorial@westword.com.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.