What do you call the area behind Union Station? The Platte Valley? Riverfront? The “area behind Union Station”? When the renovated station marked the fifth anniversary of reopening as a multi-modal transit center, we asked whether the area behind Union Station needed a nickname.After all, the area is unrecognizable from what it looked like a decade ago, when it was a dusty rail yard with just a few warehouses and a lot of tumbleweeds. Today, every available square inch sports new construction. A nickname would not only capture this new neighborhood, but end confusion for people who head into Union Station to find a restaurant that is really in LoDo, or over on Platte Street.We asked Dick Kreck, the author and former Denver Post columnist who coined the nickname “LoDo” for Lower Downtown back in the early ’80s, and he came up with “ReDo,” at reference to how completely redone is this area at the edge of downtown. Readers stepped up with their own suggestions, many of which we shared last Sunday, and then offered still more. Says Hector: Having lived here all my life (native) I believe the name should represent the history. That area has always been known for the… Read full this story
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