Jeff Stensland | TWC News

image via Nexus Energy HomesAmid the cranes, construction crews and cement trucks, you’ll find Jennifer Chitwood serving up hot meals from Doggs Food Service for the people building new high rises and those who already work in them.

“This whole area 20 years ago was not the nice part of town,” Chitwood said. “There is just a lot more people down here. It is more centrally located; we get a lot more tourists past us now.”

Denver opened Union Station in May after a half-billion dollar renovation.

“As more of the buildings are being built and more of the transportation to get down here is set in place, more people use it,” Chitwood said.

Union Station has been around for decades, but never before was it used like it is now. It’s become the hub of all redevelopment in downtown.

“That is what we look for, is location, location, location,” Trammell Crow’s Bill Mosher said.

Mosher is overseeing all redevelopment around Union Station. Leasing was slow at first but reached 100 percent after the transit hub opened.

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