You hear a lot about this Denver neighborhood’s past, but its present and future are the real story


Cranes building future developments loom above murals of past glory in a Denver neighborhood that’s changing almost beyond recognition.

Five Points is named for the intersection of Welton Street, 27th Street, Washington Street and East 26th Avenue – and what was historically known as a sanctuary for the African American community has become increasingly gentrified at a pace even faster than Denver’s overall boom.

There are now yoga studios, a dispensary and a brewery on the Welton Street thoroughfare that used to have multiple famous jazz clubs, soul food restaurants and barbershops.

Brother Jeff Fard is behind Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center in Five Points.

Sonia Gutierrez, KUSA

“Five Points has changed dramatically,”…

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