Mary Beth Susman > News > Uncategorized > How a Shuttered Strip Club Can Help Denver’s Most Embattled Neighborhood

In August 2017, Denver City Council announced plans to buy PT’s All Nude II, a defunct strip club at 8315 East Colfax Avenue where a notorious murder had taken place during a #SelfieSaturday promotion two years earlier. The $1.3 million purchase and recent rezoning to allow buildings up to five stories in the area have been made in an effort to spur an economic revival in the East Colfax neighborhood, which councilmember Mary Beth Susman describes as arguably metro Denver’s most distressed.

“East Colfax has the lowest income level, the lowest education level and the highest unemployment level of any neighborhood in the city,” Susman says. “It’s only four blocks from Lowry and five blocks from Stapleton, but it’s kind of a forgotten place. So we’re trying to put some attention there.”

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