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#169269 - 08/01/19 08:11 PM Tom's Diner in Denver, CO
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Tom Messina, owner of Tom's Diner on Colfax Avenue in Denver wants to sell his diner to fund his retirement. But "preservationists" want to forbid it to preserve the character of Colfax Avenue.

https://reason.com/2019/08/01/neighborho...etire-in-peace/

Obligatory Dan Simmons connection, from Flashback, page 314:
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Colfax, which ran from the prairie east of Denver all the way through the rottenest parts of the city to the foothills of the Rockies in the west, was once called by Playboy—one of the early stroke magazines, now out of print for decades—as "the longest, wickedest street in America."

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#169271 - 08/02/19 12:49 AM Re: Tom's Diner in Denver, CO [Re: ColinFraizer]
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 Originally Posted By: ColinFraizer
Tom Messina, owner of Tom's Diner on Colfax Avenue in Denver wants to sell his diner to fund his retirement. But "preservationists" want to forbid it to preserve the character of Colfax Avenue.

https://reason.com/2019/08/01/neighborho...etire-in-peace/

Obligatory Dan Simmons connection, from Flashback, page 314:
 Quote:
Colfax, which ran from the prairie east of Denver all the way through the rottenest parts of the city to the foothills of the Rockies in the west, was once called by Playboy—one of the early stroke magazines, now out of print for decades—as "the longest, wickedest street in America."


Can't remember if I've told this story before on the forum, but this brings back memories of Denver and a motel-bar on Colfax in the mid-sixties that I once frequented called the Riviera. There was a club connected to the bar there that I joined called "the Jet-Set club." It was called that I imagine because some of the members were stewardesses, for one thing. To join the Jet-Set Club, you had to drink 8 triples of straight bourbon (women 7). I did it in two hours. After 3 glasses, it was no longer fun. I've often wondered what the bar owners were thinking, because you can die from drinking 8 triples, and they could have been sued. Anyway, I woke up in my apartment the next morning after having passed out between my bedroom and the bathroom. I was still drunk, or so it seemed. I called my squadron at Lowry Air Force Base, and told them I wouldn't be in that day. Anyway, the Jet-Set club was a fun group, and we had various adventures, filled with a little drinking.
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#169272 - 08/02/19 02:33 AM Re: Tom's Diner in Denver, CO [Re: Enright]
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"[A] little drinking". Yeah, I see. :-)
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