In many pockets of Denver, there are visible connections to our city's past that are, with each passing year, slowly being erased in favor of a more modern aesthetic. This concerns Black Eye Coffee co-owner Gregory Ferrari, who is promoting a Kickstarter campaign to install a large, early twentieth-century-style mural on the side of his Highland business. "A lot of the buildings in our neighborhood were built in the late 1890s and early 1900s," says Ferrari. "Our building was the original Coors Theater, built around that time. The mural is a recreation of an old, circus-style poster of a man fighting a kangaroo. We wanted it to be a part of the Black Eye branding, but it's also fun. And it's a pull from that era, because this was always a working-class neighborhood -- even though that's changing with these million-dollar homes that are coming in."
Dustin Audet, Ali Elman and Gregory Ferrari, owners of Black Eye Coffee.
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