The Coors, Lo-Do experience
Every time I walk to Coors Field from the Westin, I get ticked off all over again that Great American Ball Park wasn't built at Broadway Commons.
Coors made Lower Downtown Denver what it is: One of America's great downtown neighborhoods. There are shops, restaurants, bars, condos and offices all around. I've been coming to Denver at least once a year for 25 years, so I've watched it happen.
I'm not saying that putting the park at Broadway Commons would have done the same thing to Main Street. But I'm certain that a lot more would have happened than has happened around GABP, which is pretty much nothing.
I know that Broadway Commons was voted down fair and square. But that was after the big dollar people in town put money behind the campaign against it.
By the way, I was hoping to happen past the Real World Denver house on my way. I didn't. I'm on of the world's oldest fans of the Real World. My favorite moment this year was when the girl came home in tears after walking around in 5-inch heels looking unsuccessfully for a nail place. She was shocked no one was sympathetic to her plight. As Letterman says: Take seven really whiny kids, put them in a million dollar house with no jobs, and, yeah, that's the real world.