It’s amazing how quickly things have changed. I don’t think anyone would have foreseen to see the world as it is today a month ago. It was surreal to see the once vibrant streets of Broadway, now empty with boarded-up stores and restaurants.
The artists of Denver are fighting back against the doom and the gloom by creating works of art on top of the plywood that now adorns the many buildings on Broadway.
When you think of Colorado goods, fine fragrances and luxury body products are probably the last things that come to mind. After all, those things tend to go against the state’s rough and tumble cowboy persona. That of course, never stopped indie darling, Margot Elena from pursuing her dream of establishing a line of bath and body treasures.
“I think that, out in Colorado, we have literally our own headspace around us and we can tell a really unique story, and I think that that has been one of the reasons that we have always been one of the innovators instead of one of the followers,” –Margot Elena Source: 303 Magazine
This past week, the Aspen born coffee company, Ink! received negative press over a mind boggling sign they displayed at their Five Points location. The sign proudly read “Happily gentrifying the neighborhood since 2014.”, in the historically black neighborhood. Much to no surprise this resulted in the store being vandalized, a protest, and national press. It’s hard to believe that any professional would sit there and think that this was a good idea or maybe they were too busy smoking Colorado’s biggest GDP contributor.