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interior of Webber Theater (Kitty's South), September 2012

Westword today quoted our 2011 article on the Webber Theater, so it seemed worth putting up this grab-shot of the interior during taken another spate of work in September 2012

this shot shows the lobby structure mostly removed, and debris being cleared from the gaping void of the slope-floored original theater space; the old proscenium is dimly visible

like Westword, we have no news on the building's fate

JAK Auto property for sale to a developer

I happened to drive by at a time when the real estate agent was onsite with a potential buyer. The property is zoned for residential but has an existing use for auto repair. Of course, that "existing use" hasn't been in active use for at least a decade so I'm not sure if they can claim an exception based on that.

Would it be appropriate for a "live-work" space for certain kinds of office purposes? What about some retail with limited traffic?

13 S. Broadway - former Theatre on Broadway


13 S. Broadway
Denver, CO
United States
39° 43' 0.8652" N, 104° 59' 15" W

this location was Theatre on Broadway, but closed circa 2005; in mid-2011 it is still empty but there has been evidence of demolition work inside

D4 Urban to redevelop Denver Design District & Alameda Marketplace? What about Gates/Cherokee?

The Denver Post has an article talking about some new development plans popping up on Baker's southern end. "D4 Urban LLC" is a partnership formed by Chris Waggett, Warren Cohen, and Jim Frank in February of this year. The general development plan for this area was approved in May of 2009.

layout of new space

Broadway Marketplace at Alameda (Albertsons, K-Mart, etc.)

This retail behemoth spans an irregularly shaped area from bordered roughly by Alameda, Cherokee and the light rail on the west, and Center Ave on the south.

It overlaps and abuts with old industrial uses and the Denver Design Center.

The major tenants are Albertsons, K-mart, Pep-boys, Sam's Club, Radio Shack, Sally Beauty, tanning salons, a t-mobile, UPS store, Subway sandwich shop and 2 starbucks (one in the albertson's and one in the antique building on broadway itself).

595 S. Broadway - Denver Design District


595 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
United States
39° 42' 23.67" N, 104° 59' 27.0024" W

The Denver Design District is a retail location for providers of interior design services.

Perhaps best known for the tall yellow sculpture that has been there since the 1980s, it has historically had a feeling of being separate from the rest of the area.

In the mid 2000's the site was updated with a large glass room at the corner of Broadway and Center Ave which opened up that entrance to the design center making it more connected to Broadway.

the scoop on the Webber Theater (formerly Kitty's)

construction permits have appeared, workers have been seen hauling material out of the building into a dumpster, a small fire broke out yesterday … all this has warmed up interest in the old Webber Theater at 119 S. Broadway, which still sports the Kitty's name though the "adult emporium" abandoned this location a couple of years ago (Pleasures, a similar business but without the "live girls", remains next door)

Cherokee gives back part of gates factory land/project

The Denver Post is reporting that Cherokee Denver, the potential developer of the former Gates factory has decided to abandon the project. They are retaining the 24 acre property on the West side of the railroad tracks and may sell that, but the property on the East side will revert to Gates ownership.

Gates Rubber Factory - "Cherokee Development" Project


Former Gates Rubber Factory Denver, CO
United States
39° 41' 53.4516" N, 104° 59' 20.0904" W

Spanning a broad swath of land, the former Gates Rubber Factory forms almost the entirety of the Baker Neighborhood's southern end (when considering the boundaries of Broadway to the Platte, South to Mississippi). The plant was once home to a bustling rubber factory supplying tires and hoses to various industries. It's not surprising that a rubber factory of yesteryear is now home to pollution and dangerous materials along with factory structures and mechanical equipment (water tower, pipes) that provide no value to modern industry and service businesses.

162 and 164 S Elati St - Empty Lot With Hookups


162 & 164 S Elati St
denver, CO 80223
United States
39° 42' 48.9132" N, 104° 59' 36.6864" W

According to the City of Denver, this lot is 6,250 square feet assessed at $75,000. It is zoned as I-1 which allows for a wide variety of uses.

The neighboring lots include mostly storage of construction materials and abandoned junk (junk used in the kindest possible way, I would love to own one of the gas pumps abandoned there).

According to the real estate agent for the lot:



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