I was sad to say goodbye. I didn’t even know they were leaving.
The Baker neighborhood of Denver is rapidly changing. I knew that — but when I tried to find a cheap place to grab a quick lunch on a recent Saturday, I discovered that all the inexpensive non‐chain restaurants were now out of business. Every one had shuttered their windows within the last six months.
A small New Mexican restaurant — gone. Famous Pizza — gone. Several other small independent eateries disappeared, all to be replaced by empty storefronts, while their owners await increased rents from more upscale establishments.
I daresay those landlords won’t be looking for tenants who will provide cheap eats.
My tummy is sad.