Reader: Yuppies want the homeless to leave so they can go to brunch in Ballpark neighborhood

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Danielle Lirette
Denver's dining scene is exploding, with hot restaurant neighborhoods all over town. But there's none hotter than the Ballpark neighborhood, which we named Best New Restaurant Neighborhood in the Best of Denver 2014. In addition to many impressive bars and restaurants in the area, Ballpark is also home to our Best New Restaurant, Lower48 Kitchen.

But the restaurant scene isn't the only thing that's hot in Ballpark. So are the tempers, particularly since Denver City Council approved a funding plan for a homeless day center.

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Says Jacob:

Those businesses chose to locate in Ballpark/RiNo because the rents were cheap and because it was edgy and on the fringe. Hipsters love street cred and to feel like trailblazers, so they seek out sketchy neighborhoods that they can gentrify.

Adds Theodore:
Ballpark resident here. I have nothing but contempt for my fellow yuppies who think the homeless need to leave just because they want to get brunch without being hit up for change.
What do you think of the Ballpark neighborhood? Of the plans for a homeless day center? Post your thoughts below -- and read hundreds more here.

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There's a homeless problem because the city allows/enables it. By providing "services." Why don't we hear of homeless issues in Greenwood Village? Because they don't go there where there are handouts and "services" by the city. Quit enabling them and they'll go elsewhere and will clean things up, which absolutely needs to be done.

muhutdafuga topcommenter

And the baby republican jesus sarcastically said "Let's be real. Who doesn't want to eat breakfast with a filthy, homeless junkie with urnine (What's urnine?) stained clothes?"

WillieStortz topcommenter

I'm sure Theodore spends his weekends at home cooking pancakes for the homeless.

Let's be real. Who doesn't want to eat breakfast with a filthy, homeless junkie with urnine stained clothes?


@IPFreely  So the city should just ignore an issue--"sweep it under the rug"--and all will be solved? That's a pretty idiotic notion. Have you ever taken the time to actually talk with someone experiencing homelessness? They are people, just like us, and many have stories worthy of movie scripts. We live in a good size city, downtown areas are magnets to transient crowds. That's been proven across the nation. Why don't you get outside yourself for a minute.

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