“It’s a headline we know all too well: “Beloved Business Closes in Five Points.” Last month, Coffee at the Point permanently closed after a six-month hiatus. Moods Beats Potions shuttered its doors last July, and the iconic Welton Street Cafe left its over two-decade-old location at 2736 Welton Street last March, although the shop is set to reopen at a new storefront one block north sometime this year.
The shuttered businesses—several of which are related to tenants’ ongoing legal battles with an alleged predatory landlord—add to the sting of a difficult past few years for the historically Black neighborhood, which has faced gentrification on top of pandemic-related challenges. Despite those closures, though, Denver’s Five Points neighborhood forges ahead as two new spots are set to open in the next 60 days.”
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Urzua, Barbara. 5280 Magazine 15 February 2023.