NY Times looks at Denver's many millennial lures

The New York Times looked at what's luring millennials to Denver, including openness, bars, transit and weed.


The youthful party continues on many nights around the renovated Union Station in the trendy Lower Downtown district, known locally as LoDo, and along Larimer Street in River North, or RiNo. It was unclear on a recent evening whether there were more bars than signs supporting Bernie Sanders, but both were plentiful. Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub, Los Chingones' rooftop bar and the Wynkoop Brewing Company (one of 65 microbreweries here, according to the Colorado Brewers Guild) were all doing a brisk business.

As for the Vermont senator, so popular with millennials, he was depicted on a two-story painted wall mural -- like something you'd see in Los Angeles or Belfast celebrating heroes -- with a fist raised and the slogan "Rise Together!"

This is also an apt slogan for this city, which has risen from economic stagnation and urban irrelevance to become a millennial magnet.

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Eric is a Denver-based tech writer and guidebook wiz. Contact him here.
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