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:
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."