Yearly survey finds 300 fewer homeless people in Denver (with some major caveats)

“It sure doesn’t feel down, either in the city or in the metro area,” said Evan Dreyer, deputy chief of staff to Mayor Michael Hancock.

A one-night search found 3,336 people living without housing in Denver this January. Last year, the same point-in-time report found 3,631 people living homeless in Denver.

This year’s number is 8 percent lower, but the data isn’t solid enough to say whether homelessness has actually gone down in Denver. The full survey will be published by the Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative on Friday.


7-Eleven is one of the only options for groceries in Elyria-Swansea and it’s about to close

One of the last options for getting groceries in Elyria-Swansea is a gas station, and it’s about to check out of the neighborhood, according to The Office of the National Western Center.

The 711 near the National Western Complex, Elyria Swansea, June 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) national western complex; elyria swansea; development; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The 711 near the National Western Complex, Elyria Swansea, June 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

One of the last options for getting groceries in Elyria-Swansea is a gas station, and it’s about to check out of the neighborhood, according to The Office of the National Western Center.



Contentious license hearing canceled for Joe’s Liquors after RiNo businesses come to an agreement

Joe’s Liquors license will be renewed with a few conditions agreed upon in mediation.

Joe's Liquors on Larimer Street, June 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) five points; rino; larimer street; joe's liquors; gentrification; complaints; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado; denver;
Joe’s Liquors on Larimer Street, June 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Joe’s Liquors no longer faces a liquor license renewal hearing after the city and RiNo Art District were able to mediate the dispute between the 33-year-old store’s owners and the owners of surrounding businesses who filed complaints.

Dan Rowland, director of public affairs for the Department of Excise and Licenses, said Joe’s Liquors license will be renewed with a few conditions agreed upon in the mediation.