“After a year of major challenges that included a pandemic, a non-working HVAC system and plumbing issues, Welton Street Cafe in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood was in danger of closing its doors for good. But then Denver7 viewers stepped up to help.
Back in May, Welton Street Café co-owner Fathima Dickerson said the restaurant was forced to close for days at a time due to issues with the building.
“Welton Street Café will be in danger of closing its doors at the drop of a dime… The plumbing here is a headache,” Dickerson said. “Our elevator currently is not working. That’s another $3,000 repair.”
Dickerson reached out to Denver7 Gives for help with repairs to the building.
Dickerson said even though they don’t own the building, the issues were having a major impact on their business.
“We feel like the money may be an issue as to why these repairs are delayed. The reality is, how can we help them help us immediately?” Dickerson said.
Over the past three months, some issues have been resolved but the bills have continued to pile up.”
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Smith, Micha. Channel 7 News 30 July 2021.