Denver’s Gritty Back Door Could Become Its New Gateway

30 Dec Denver’s Gritty Back Door Could Become Its New Gateway

DENVER — A checkerboard of low-slung buildings and vacant parcels, the River North Art District in this fast-growing city has developed a funky vibe over the last few years.

Among the unconventional work spaces and restaurants in the district, known as RiNo and north of downtown, is Comal, a lunch spot with Latin American cuisine where women from low-income backgrounds are learning how to run a business. In RiNo’s recently opened Denver Central Market, shoppers can grab a sandwich, coffee or fresh fish,or sit at a bar and take in the scene.

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