16th Street Mall conditions deter convention business, says Visit Denver report

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 10.23.00 AM7/14/16–A report by Visit Denver, the city’s visitor and convention bureau, states Denver’s “downtown environment,” especially on the 16th Street Mall, is the No. 1 complaint about Denver among convention and meeting planners — and it’s causing the city to lose business. The report cites numerous complaints that focus on “[the] homeless, youth, panhandling, safety, cleanliness, and drugs including public marijuana consumption.” Read