Reader: Another restaurant in LoHi? Get ready for more bitching about parking

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The future home of Central Bistro and Bar.
The edge of Highland -- now dubbed LoHi -- is the hottest restaurant neighborhood in town, and it's about to get hotter, with the addition of Central Bistro and Bar, which will open in late spring with Lance Barto in the kitchen.

Don't confuse it with Le Central, the "affordable French restaurant" that's been at 112 East Eighth Avenue for three decades; this restaurant will actually be on Central Street, the road along the edge of the bluff overlooking I-25 and downtown, joining Ale House at Amato's, which opened on this stretch last March.

And there are more restaurants to come.

The gentrification of Highland has led to heated discussions.

Says Jim Rome:

Shouldn't there be a neighborhood group bitching about parking and noise from the patio and how their kids won't get into Harvard because they wont be able to study? Doesn't this usually happen in Denver these days?

And from Nope:

Most of the neighborhoods being taken over in NW Denver now have residents that are too poor and/or too old to complain. By the time all the yuppies and hipsters take over, this will already be built.

What's your favorite restaurant in LoHi? And can there be too much of a good thing in a neighborhood? Post your thoughts below, or join the conversation already under way here.

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Central Bistro & Bar

1691 Central St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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LoHi Resident
LoHi Resident

Any resident who complains about the changes in the neighborhood is also benefiting greatly- if they own property. As we all know home prices have dropped big time since the crash. However property in LoHi, being what it is, has dramatically increased in value- even homes with buckled foundations and leaky roofs can find a great price. Some residents might be loud at times while others are cashing in or quietly sitting back watching the value on their properties continue to increase. 

As for the booming restaurant scene- almost all of which are good if not great- people need to remember that there are still very affordable establishments in the LoHi area. Lechuga's, Chubby's (just across the street from LoHi), Rosales Mexican Bakery, Tamales by La Casita etc . . . These restaurants continue to do well- and will keep doing so because they know from generations of experience how to run a successful restaurant. People from LoHi, Highlands, Sunnyside continue to flock to these places- packing em in.

Thanks to neighborhoods like LoHi cash is still flowing, providing MUCH needed jobs to construction workers and restaurant workers alike. We should appreciate the people who value injecting money to make a once dangerous neighborhood changing it into a safe neighborhood. At least it's better for the children :) 

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