“The restaurant industry’s labor shortage forced Joshua Pollack to close his popular bagel spot for 6 weeks.” read the entire article Sealover, Ed. Denver Business Journal 20 June 2022.
“The two retailers are in a hot spot of redevelopment in the Five Points neighborhood.” read the entire article Tracy, Kate. Denver Business Journal 20 June 2022.
“Despite scorching temperatures, Denverites flooded Welton Street this weekend to celebrate Juneteenth, the observance of emancipation that finally became a federal holiday last year. We set up a photo booth to document some of the visitors and asked them a simple question: What is your first memory of Juneteenth?” read the entire article … [Read more…]
“Denver’s Five Points is more than just another historical landmark. For Terri Gentry, it’s about highlighting her personal connection to the community. “It’s about my family history. It’s about my neighbors and the community and all the richness of the diversity and brilliance,” Gentry said.” read the entire article Adams, Justin. Channel … [Read more…]
“As a kid, state Sen. James Coleman associated Juneteenth with the food and festivity: turkey legs, candy and grabbing a new shirt from one of the many vendors who lined the street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. “It was like our Fourth of July,” Coleman said. As he grew up, and especially as he … [Read more…]
“Apartments and commercial space may be coming to a dirt plot at 2821 to 2841 Welton Street in Five Points, across the street from Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center and small businesses. The site, which once housed a barber shop, a gallery and single-family houses, has been empty for years and was recently dug up … [Read more…]
“Organizers of the Juneteenth Music Festival and Parade in the Five Points neighborhood expect more than 50,000 people to come out over the course of the weekend, and are working with vendors and city leaders to have crowd control and security measures in place. Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the United … [Read more…]
“Due to the Juneteenth Music Festival, RTD will not provide L Line light rail service on Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. L Line customers are encouraged to explore Bus Route 43 as an alternative for service. The D and H lines will continue to operate during the festival. Normal service will resume on Monday, … [Read more…]
“This year’s Juneteenth Music Festival will include several new additions to the festival line-up. The annual festival, which is traditionally held in Five Points, will once again be held on Welton Street, but will also include several block parties on nearby side streets. “Probably half the cities DJs are going to be creating block … [Read more…]
“Five Points has roots deep in Denver’s Black history. By the 1930s, 75% of Denver’s Black population lived in Five Points. Alongside tense and violent racial realities, music once again acted as a buoy for the neighborhood spirit; a beacon of culture and joy for the vibrant community. Sometimes called the “Harlem of the … [Read more…]