16th Street Mall Turns 30!

Posted by Paul Kourkoulis on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 2:39pm.

 

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The 16th Street Mall turned 30 this past Tuesday.  For many tourists and new Denver inhabitants, the mall is one of the first stops in the city.  About 16 million people will ride the free buses each year.  There are about 80 restaurants and 200 retail shops.  Because of it's central location, various businesses, and free amenities it always attracts a diverse crowd that's excellent for people watching.  This diversity is both a blessing and a curse as this New York Times article points out.  If you can see past the cheesy t-shirt and tchotchke shops, there always seems to be something interesting, artistic, and/or exciting going on.  One of my favorite free events in city is the Denver Day of Rock.  On May 25th next year, 5 stages will be set up around the 16th St. Mall featuring all kinds of music (not just rock) to benefit and raise awareness of the charity Concerts for Kids.  Check it out denverdayofrock.com

   Happy Birthday!

   Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor 

1 Response to "16th Street Mall Turns 30!"

Stacie Staub wrote: Great post! I love the 16th Street Mall and how it is growing in such a vibrant, exciting and organic way along with the rest of Denver!

Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 11:44am.

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