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‘Beauty, meaning and connection’: As the city considers changes for the Pearl Street Mall, its history offers perspective on present challenges and future opportunities

The Pearl Street Mall, a four-block pedestrian throughway and centerpiece of Boulder’s downtown, was built in 1977 to help stop the hemorrhaging of restaurants and retailers from the city’s center. But there was more to the vision than economics. “We were trying to create an ode to Mother Nature, a combination of civilization set in […]