Call the Area Behind Union Station "Eureka!"

August 4, 2019 Posted In

What do you call the area behind Union Station? The Platte Valley? Riverfront? The “area behind Union Station”? When the renovated station marked the fifth anniversary of reopening as a multi-modal transit center, we asked whether the area behind Union Station needed a nickname.

After all, the area is unrecognizable from what it looked like a decade ago, when it was a dusty rail yard with just a few warehouses and a lot of tumbleweeds. Today, every available square inch sports new construction. A nickname would not only capture this new neighborhood, but it would end confusion for people who head into Union Station to find a restaurant that is really in LoDo, or over on Platte Street.

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