Stapleton United Neighbors announced in a Zoom meeting on Aug. 1 that 63% of the final vote favored Central Park for the new name. This is the story of how that name came to be.
Seeing the massive change in community awareness of racism after George Floyd’s death, representatives of neighborhood groups and the city quickly started on the path toward a new name for the Stapleton neighborhood. At the same time, individuals in the community, through rallies and yard signs, are showing their support for the protests and for Black lives.
Rather than operate during the height of the stay-at-home orders, Symensma closed shop and spent hours in his own kitchen, really savoring his creations and the downtime. By May 14, however, Symensma and his team were more than ready to reopen the Eastbridge ChoLon for curbside service.
At first glance, Intersections, Northfield’s cozy breakfast spot, and Cattivella, Eastbridge’s sophisticated Italian dinner locale, seem to have little in common.
For an experienced businessman like Bob Corman, the Shops at Beeler Park looked like the perfect place for his third Paws’n’Play pet store. It’s location at E. 56th Ave and Central Park Blvd. has lots of cars going by each day, and it’s surrounded by newly developed Stapleton neighborhoods with lots of dog owners.
Sam Gary made a tremendous fortune in the oil and gas industry—and made a commitment to use his fortune to give back to the community. “Sam’s vision was to find the ways to make a big impact on the community—and he never really cared if he got the credit,” says Mike Johnston, a former state senator and Stapleton resident who was just recently named CEO of Gary’s charitable organizations, the Piton Foundation and Gary Community Investments (GCI).
This month: 1) Sand Creek Regional Greenway Closed Due to Health Concerns; 2) The News is No National News at Denver Rec Centers; 3) Denver Unveils Group Living Zoning Proposal; 4) Presidential Race Comes to NE Denver/Aurora; 5) Three Upcoming Openings Announced for The Shops at Beeler Park; and 6) New Asian Restaurant Coming to Stanley by Summer.
“The dough should be the focus of any pizza. That’s what it’s all about,” says Brand Manager Chris Donato of Pizza Locale, which recently added Stapleton to its Denver locations.
This month: 1) Congressman Jason Crow Tapped to Serve as Impeachment Manager; 2) GW Principal Boldly Addresses Past Issues; Will Offer IB Courses for All; 3) Lucky’s Pulls Out of Lowry; 4) Berkshire Closing Feb. 2; and 5) Multiple Changes in NE Legislators.
Stapleton will once again be home to an official weather observation station. When the Stapleton airport closed in 1995, the National Weather Service moved Denver’s official weather observation station to Denver International Airport (DIA) twenty miles east of the city.