““I miss the days when I used to walk out my door and hear B.B. King play,” explained Mae Stiger, business owner and resident of Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood. Stiger and her husband Franklin have owned Stiger Barber Shop on Welton Street for over 50 years. During that time she’s seen the ebb and flow of the neighborhood’s evolution. “We’ve seen a lot of changes.”
Stiger explained parts of the neighborhood, which was once a famed hub for Jazz musicians, have faded — lost to another time. “You had everything down here you’d want. Didn’t have to go lookin’ for nothing… A lot of businesses have closed,” she explained. “It’ll never be like it used to be.”
But this past week, a part of the former Five Points neighborhood has returned. Originally opened in the 1940s, the 715 Club is now operating again after a nearly three-decade-long closure. But like Mae Stiger explained, the neighborhood changed, and so has the 715.”
Werges, Brittany. 303 Magazine 15 September 2016.