“Wellington Webb always sauntered into the Welton Street Cafe like he owned the joint. The Welton Street Cafe has been his office away from the office for as long as he can remember.
“I’ve been going there for ever,” he told me on the phone this week, pivoting to his family. “Wilma goes there. My kids go there.”
The last time I saw the former mayor of Denver, we convened in the back corner. He ordered red Kool-Aid and collard greens. Catfish for me, thank you, and, yes, a big slab of that sweet, golden cornbread would suit me just fine.
It was a year ago in February when I last met up with the former Denver mayor, a couple of weeks before the world fell apart.
We caught up again this week after he penned an op-ed expressing his concerns about Republican states passing election laws aimed at disenfranchising urban voters and people of color. Those are the people he and his wife, a former state legislator, have championed in this city for decades.”
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Bunch, Joey. Colorado Politics 15 May 2021.