South Gaylord Street . Denver
Last week I had the chance to wander around the South Gaylord Street neighborhood of Denver’s Washington Park East during a weekday lunch break. I travel through Washington Park often, but rarely make it into this hidden jewel of a street.
Founded in 1924 South Gaylord Street is one of the oldest retail districts in Denver outside of the central downtown area. Local businesses including a movie theater moved in through the 20s and 30s to serve the community, and when the car culture of the 50s and 60s arrived the district stayed alive and became an eclectic artist community with independent retail and restaurants – to which it still is today. If you’re visiting the area of Cherry Creek, Washington Park, or DU (University of Denver,) it’s worth checking out South Gaylord for the variety of food, sports, art, and good friendly people.
Business list and map Picture below – two bike shops of course. The Singletrack Factory Bike Skate and Snowboard Shop, and Tandem Cycle Works of Colorado. (Tandem’s site definitely makes tandem biking look sexy.) Above: Devil’s Food Bakery and Coffee Shop.