Down in LiDo

There’s Downtown Denver. 16th Street Mall. Civic Center Park. The Capitol Building. A great place to spend a weekend with all the fascinating characters from the homeless to the performing and back again. But there is another Downtown in Denver that’s slightly smaller in scale.

Downtown Littleton is a great place to visit on a lazy Saturday because it’s such a unique feeling. It’s more than just a strip of street. There’s so much more to the area. There’s the fun restaurants (Abe’s is great! I had dinner there last night and it’s simply awesome. Does it show my bias if I admit there was a cute as button lady taking orders?) and cool little stores from end to end. I spoke with a lady inside a trinket store about how the area had changed and how it was always changing.

I used to live in an apartment that looked right out on the streets of Downtown Littleton. I loved being able to wake up on a Saturday and experience Farmers Markets and assorted sights, sounds and smells from the streets of Littleton. I went back a few months ago and found they had destroyed (renovated is a word they’d use) the apartments I lived in and put in some hoidy toidy business. Such is the cycle of life in the historical city of Littleton. There’s your regular joe eateries and your high end places all along one long slab of blackened concrete.

I intend to go back and see Jose’s and even go back to Abe’s and get some pictures to share. And maybe, just maybe the cute lady will pose with me.

That or she’ll send her three burly male friends behind the counter after me. We’ll see.

1 Comment so far

  1. hubs (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

    great informative post aaron. looking forward to more

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