Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
Concerned Denver Business Owner Fears Impact of Aurora Homeless Shelter on Her Asian Restaurant

Jill Chen moved from China to Denver and became a U.S. citizen 10 years ago. She started her own business, Zume Asian Cuisine near Chambers Road and Interstate 70. As a single mother of three, she started the business to support her family, emphasizing that it was very important to her.

Chen’s restaurant has found success in large part due to the supportive and kind people in the community. Her customers love to come in for a succulent Chinese meal. She credits the success of her business to the friendly neighborhood where it is located.

Recently, Chen learned that the City of Aurora had bought the Crowne Plaza Hotel across the street to build a shelter for the homeless. At first, she thought it was a great idea, but then she began thinking about how it might affect her livelihood. She started worrying that her business would suffer as a result of this project.

The City of Aurora has stated that they will work with residents and business owners near the site to create good neighbor plans. While outreach about the project has been ongoing, Chen remains anxious about potential negative impacts on her business.

Chen expressed hope for government assistance to prevent any negative impact or closure of her business due to this new project by city officials

By Editor

Leave a Reply