Written by Paul Albani-Burgio, Eater Denver

Nearly all Denver visitors, not to mention residents, eventually make their way to Lower Downtown (or LoDo as it’s lovingly referred), the revitalized central historic district that is home to several of Denver’s oldest buildings along with more modern gems such as Coors Field, and plenty of great bars and restaurants.

But though those who come to LoDo today find a neighborhood teaming with urban vitality, it was only about 30 years ago that this section of town just to the northwest of the Central Business District was known mostly as Denver’s skid row, while many of the warehouses that now give the area its historic character stood boarded up and abandoned.

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