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Pizzeria Locale in Broadway
Just before Broadway turns into South Broadway, in the midst of a bustling, vibrant community, you’ll find one of our Pizzeria Locale locations. We love it here on Broadway! We’re at the intersection of Lincoln Park, Capitol Hill, Baker, and Speer, making it one of the most trendy and interesting places in the city.
Within a few blocks of Pizzeria Locale, you can try your ability at climbing a rock wall at Movement Climbing and Fitness, check out the History Colorado Center and the Denver Art Museum, try a little magic on for size at the Wizard’s Chest, and have a spa treatment at Aveda. Not bad for a small slice of a big city!
Lincoln Park neighborhood
Denver was first settled in the 1850s not far from here, just a little way north, and the area has blossomed ever since. This is where you’ll find the Museo de las Americas on Santa Fe Drive (the first museum dedicated to the art and culture of Latinos), the Center for Visual Art, the Metropolitan State University of Denver's contemporary art gallery and learning lab, and the Sunken Gardens Park along Speer Boulevard.
The area is known for connecting arts and culture with the business community. A former courthouse at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue was renovated into a Latino cultural and business center. Community radio station KGNU opened a studio at 7th and Kalamath in 2006 when it began broadcasting in Denver (it had been Boulder-based prior to that). Check them out on 1390 AM.
The Denver Civic Theater on Santa Fe Drive opened as a cinema house (one of Denver's first silent movie theaters) in 1921. After a myriad of other uses, in 1993 the building was reimagined as a neighborhood arts center with two theaters and an art gallery.
Within the neighborhood is Lincoln Park itself, offering a basketball court, outdoor pool, recreation center, softball field, grass infield, tennis court, and a sand volleyball court. Across from the park is the Denver Inner City Parish, a grassroots human-services nonprofit agency providing community services, including a food pantry, programming for seniors, and a school for at-risk youth.
Denver's Art District on Santa Fe between 6th and 12th Avenues (the primary retail and commercial corridor), includes more than 40 galleries, restaurants, and shops. First Friday Art Walk and Collectors' Night are monthly district events that draw people from all over the city.
Capitol Hill neighborhood
Capitol “Cap” Hill is an invigorating mixture of history and hip, with historic locations just blocks away from great nightlife spots.
The Molly Brown House was once the home of philanthropist, socialite, and early Colorado activist Margaret Brown, known as “Unsinkable” due to having survived the Titanic. The museum is part of her former home and showcases exhibits representing her life and that of Victorian Denver, as well as Historic Denver’s efforts at historic preservation.
There’s a tradition of houses in this neighborhood said to be haunted, starting with the Molly Brown House itself, where museum staff and visitors report smelling a pipe (Molly’s husband smoked one), lightbulbs mysteriously removed from their sockets, and a woman in Victorian dress constantly rearranging the furniture.
Even closer to Pizzeria Locale is the Grant Humphreys Mansion, where in 1927 owner and oil driller Albert Humphreys was found mysteriously dead in an upstairs gun room. The press labeled it an accident, but Humphreys had been involved in the Teapot Dome Scandal (he set up a fake company for money laundering, and there were suspicions he killed himself to avoid testifying against his friends). These days, his ghost is said to wander the mansion’s hallways.
Running through the heart of the Baker neighborhood, South Broadway is one of Denver's main thoroughfares, peppered with bars, antique shops, and other eclectic businesses. Baker was given historic-district designation in 2000; criteria for designation included neighborhood historical figures and certain architectural styles.
History Colorado Museum
Part of the Smithsonian family of museums, and located just a few blocks from Pizzeria Locale, History Colorado is designed for multigenerational audiences and comprises fifteen exhibits over four floors, capturing the pioneering and individualistic spirit of Colorado. Artifacts, stories, and art intermingle to tell the tale of our state and of the American West in general.
With so much to see and do, make sure you take a break and help yourself to one of our Neighborhood Neapolitan pizzas! It will help fuel whatever activities are calling to you.