The Invisible City: Broadway with David Gordon

Credit: Sarah Harvey

Vendor David Gordon spends a lot of time on South Broadway, and knows the area and surrounding businesses well.

He likes the neighborhood because he thinks he is treated better there than in other parts of Denver. “A lot of those businesses know that they’re not going to get rich off of the few dollars that I can spend, but my business is valued. That’s why I like Broadway so much.” 

Photos and Text by: Sarah Harvey


Credit: Sarah Harvey

1. Looking for Action?

If you’re looking for a treat to help you cool off, David recommends Sweet Action. He thinks the SoBo ice cream shop has the most unique flavors in Denver.

52 Broadway  |  Sun–Thurs 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.,
Fri & Sat 1 p.m. –11 p.m.


Credit: Sarah Harvey

2. David’s Old Sleeping Spot

David used to sleep in a narrow space between two buildings on South Lincoln St. It has since been walled off. “When I did sleep outside,” said David, “I would always look for something that enclosed me so that no one would see me.”

Near 140 S Lincoln St.


Credit: Sarah Harvey

3. Slice of SoBo

For a bite to eat, David likes the Walnut Room. “My favorite place is the Walnut Room because of the $2 slices of cheese pizza,” said David. “The pizza is so good. I mean it’s got that thin crust—it’s really good.”

2 Broadway  |  Sun – Wed 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Thu – Sat 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.