WATCH: We compressed a crazy day of conversation into this two-minute portrait of the 16th Street Mall
Is the mall really feeling more dangerous? Does it have the right businesses? Who’s it really meant for?
Denverite sent a team to spend a day on the 16th Street Mall last week. We talked to people for hours on an end, listening to 12 hours of opinions and ideas. I was so overwhelmed by the time we left that I could hardly remember what had just happened. Good thing we had our cameras rolling.
This was the big event from our “16th Street Week.” The idea was to see what real people thought about all these questions we’d been asking: Is the mall really feeling more dangerous? Does it have the right businesses? Who’s it really meant for?
We’ve also mapped out how the mall might change in the future, how it was designed and what it looked like in the past. Erica Meltzer told the story of the mall through the eyes of a parent.
And when the big day came, we wrote about what we were thinking and hearing — and now we’re really happy to show you the people of the 16th Street Mall.[img attachment="15628" alt="Bhavish Patel. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) sixteenth street; 16th street mall; video portrait; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; cbd; downtown;" width="600" height="338" /] “I see some chains [retailers] are still missing. We could see some more chains. The more franchises the better.” -Bhavish Patel (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)