February 5, 2023

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Readers Discuss Possible Sale of La Casa de Manuel

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After 68 years, La Casa de Manuel may finally close for good. Its home at 3158 Larimer Street, a prime corner lot, is for sale, and at 84, Manuel Silva isn’t ready for another move. Silva came to Denver in the ’50s with his father, mother and eight siblings; the family had $500 in life savings and dreams of opening a restaurant. They leased space at 2010 Larimer Street; by the ’70s, Silva had taken over the spot and changed the name of the restaurant to La Casa de Manuel.

For two decades, he watched as the neighborhood changed with the establishment of the Lower Downtown Historic District in 1988 and the opening of Coors Field in 1995. And in late 1998, he got a letter announcing that his lease was being terminated. He found a new space eleven blocks away, in another neighborhood…

Westword Staff

2022-08-21 07:17:00

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