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A Denver coffee shop celebrated gentrification — and is now profusely apologizing



Ink! Coffee managed to exist north of downtown Denver for just short of three years without instigating a racial conflagration. As the Denver Public …
As the Denver Public Library will tell you, the Five Points area used be home to virtually every black resident of the city — not always by their own choice. The neighborhood became a black cultural center, struggled economically for decades, and then in the 21st century saw a sudden influx of wealth and prestige (e.g., trendy coffee shops) and the corresponding departure of black families who had built the place.
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