What’s your favorite street in Denver?

This fall, we’re going to spend a whole week just on one street. We just can’t decide which one.
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Denver seen from a Southwest Airlines flight on Feb. 3, 2023.
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You might remember back in November when we spent an entire week on Tennyson Street.

We talked to a long-time electric bike shop owner, visited a wild game processing plant, dove into some history and checked out lots of weird houses.

This is a bit of a habit. Each year, we choose a street and give it the full-week treatment, finding every weird story and interesting bit of history we can.

First, there was the 16th Street Mall, where we went on the ground following debates over safety.

Then, of course, we spent time on Colfax Avenue in all its “gritty” glory, including a night at Nob Hill, a photo series along the 15 and a comic-book history of the infamous street.

Billie Bramhall, 16th Street Mall Planner, speaks about the mall.
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“He’s famous!” a bypasser shouts as Richard Oliver, 15 years a flower salesman on this West Colfax corner, poses for a portrait, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Shane Evans and one of his found-object sculptures in his workshop yard on Bruce Randolph Avenue in Cole. Dec. 10, 2020.
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Rosio and Manuel Contreras in their taqueria on Morrison Road. Sept. 10, 2021.
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There was also Bruce Randolph Avenue, where we wrote about a junk sculptor, a 2,000-degree fire and all there is to eat along the street.

And Morrison Road, boasting a rock ‘n’ roll ice cream shop, a strip mall-sized panaderia and iconic public art.

Now, we want you to pitch us.

We’re currently figuring out which street we want to head to next, likely sometime this summer or early fall. The only problem is we can’t decide which one.

So, send us your ideas! We want to hear about your favorite street in Denver, or your least favorite street, or a street with a wild history or crazy story, or maybe just which street you’ve always wanted to learn more about.

Shoot us an email at [email protected] with your pitch (bonus points if it comes with story ideas), and you might just find us out there a few months from now on the hunt for the weird, the wild and the very Denver.

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