Back in February, I wrote about the urban impact of Little Man Ice Cream, an iconic little building in Denver’s Lower Highland or LoHi neighborhood. I mentioned at the time that only in mid-Winter is this place devoid of people.
Well, here’s what it looks like on a more typical evening. What I most like about this business, aside from the pop-architecture and the ice cream, of course, is how it has become a set stage to bring people together. The site is small, a triangular notch of property along LoHi’s de facto main street. Across the street is a park. Residential construction with ground-level retail is an increasingly common sight. LoHi in general (I’ll post something on the neighborhood in the near future) is transforming. And Little Man is at the center.
Look at all these folks. Hanging out, people watching, having a good time.
This is about more than ice cream.
This is about community. The crucial first step for creating place.