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Denver's Sad Sights Seeing New Beginnings

Posted: Oct. 15th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Cyrus McCrimmon/Denver Post

Renovation in the city of Denver will see a 19th-century horse barn converted into a thriving hub for a local farmers market, bringing a much needed face-lift to the rundown building's facade. Locals believe the new renovations will attract commerce and aide the local community. Time will tell.

Life looks bleak at the intersection of 33rd and Arapahoe streets in Five Points. One corner is an empty lot filled with weeds. A dilapidated brick building stands on another.

But by spring, the old brick building — a 19th-century horse barn that once served the Denver City Railway Co. — will be a hub for 30 international-development nonprofits and Denver Urban Gardens. It will sport a sleek glass-walled farmers market on one corner, and, across the street on the empty lot, a state-of-the-art demonstration garden will sprout.

It's a big deal for the troubled corner in a neighborhood identified as a food desert.


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