The Hub at Stapleton, a community resource center with information for visiting and living in Northeast Denver, outgrew its space several years ago. It’s a small location tucked in the 29th Avenue Town Center, but serves the entire northeast Denver region.
Lt. Bob Wyckoff from District 5 remembers his first meeting at the location. “I sat down and the room was barely large enough for six adults,” he says. Granted, Wyckoff is 6’6”, but the space was inadequate regardless. “I told them then, you people do great work, but we need a bigger, better, more sophisticated venue for the services we provide.”
To better fit the work they do, The Hub is currently transitioning to a new location at 8230 Northfield Blvd. and will don a new name, The Community Hub at Northfield, which opens July 1. The new 3,100-square-foot space will have free Wi-Fi and coffee. Visitors can sit and hang out at comfortable chairs or counters provided by Starbucks.
“We are very excited. It’s going to afford us the opportunity to expand the programs we do in that we will be able to open this up for the community to utilize,” says Angie Malpiede, who oversees Northeast Transportation Connections (NETC), which works to get people out of their cars and using alternative ways to get around. NETC recently created a map of northeast Denver with all amenities, public facilities and transportation routes.
Also joining the new location is be well Health and Wellness Initiative, a group focused on healthy living. They will offer classes for kids and adults to learn about healthy shopping, finding doctors and clinics, and more. be well currently works out of the Stapleton Foundation offices in the 29th Ave. Town Center. All of the groups at the community center will work together to plan programs.
Wyckoff believes the partnership with the other groups will make the new cop shop the premier cop shop in Denver. They will offer crime prevention information and safety classes, burglary prevention seminars, and traffic safety classes. “We recognize that accessibility to the police and positive interaction leads to trust and confidence in the police department. We want to establish that in Stapleton and Northfield.”
The Community Hub at Northfield will be open 11am–7pm Wednesday through Sunday. Call 720.885.2356 to learn more. Wyckoff invites everyone to come “sit, relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get to know your community.”