We’re calling the big, dumb Civic Center gravel pit the Wu-Tang Commemorative Gravel Pit now

It’s just easier to say.

An empty 'ol gravel pit. Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

An empty 'ol gravel pit. Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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We had to call it something.

You can’t just let a big, dumb gravel pit go unnamed for years on end. So we’re calling it the Wu-Tang Commemorative Gravel Pit.

Full disclosure: This name was submitted by former Denverite reporter Andrew Kenney, but he was not given preferential treatment. In fact, we all shook our heads and said, “Not THIS guy again.”

Thank you to the minds behind the runners-up: The Gravel Pit at Mile High, Dirt Lotterdale, and The Jesus H. Christ Can We Please Do Literally Anything Else With This Little Wasteland of Sadness.

Thanks for voting, Denver. This has been extremely productive.

If you missed how we got here, here’s some mostly productive reading:

Update on the big, dumb gravel pit at Colfax and Broadway: It’s still a gravel pit

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Help Denverite name the big, dumb Civic Center gravel pit

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