The historic South Pearl Street business district has stood the test of multiple economic collapses since its inception in the early 1900's. Bolstered by the Denver tramway expansions of the late 1800's, the buildings on South Pearl street initially played host to grocers, tailors, early movie theaters, and multiple other goods and services oriented businesses that supported the growth of the surrounding the area.
The rapid development of shopping malls in the late 1960's and early 1970's caused many businesses to abandon their historic brick and mortar locations in favor of the new space available in shopping malls. This caused the cost of real estate on South Pearl street to fall drastically, which in turn created the perfect environment for small and unique businesses to thrive, many of which still exist!
Today South Pearl street plays host to one of the most diverse farmer markets in the Denver area, the iconic Sushi Den, the Greenway Foundation, and many other iconic local Denver businesses!Posted by Trevor Sholders on