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When “Go Greyhound” crumbled into gone Greyhound, everybody in Colorado had a memory of the storied bus station

Demolition began this week on the old bus station, making way for potential residential towers

Crews begin demolition on a Greyhound station in downtown Denver on Thursday, Nov. 11. (Olivia Sun, The Colorado Sun)
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We thought the looming demise of the storied, musty former Greyhound bus station in downtown Denver would prompt a series of grimaces and regrets for a thousand past lifestyle choices.

Colorado, you’ll be shocked to know instead how much heart-tugging wistfulness poured forth in response to the dubious words, “Greyhound station.”

For every hangover-plagued, eight-hour ride next to an overly chatty senior and an overflowing bathroom, we heard fond memories of futuristic coin-operated TVs and cheap trips home for Thanksgiving. Let’s let the people speak.

There were the Denver-as-Hollywood destination tweets:

And there were the “Greyhound is surprisingly good” tweets:

There were the “don’t knock Greyhound, it got us from Point A to Point B” tweets:

And many, many mixed-emotion tweets about the whole glorious and gritty Greyhound vibe:

There were some “over the river and through the woods, past the police lineup” tweets:

And some appropriately bizarre-luck tweets:

There are the “don’t insult my romantic dreams” fans:

And Romantic Rae followed up with a tweet-poem:

One guy sent us his amazing painting:

And finally, after Greyhound moved its station to another part of downtown and the crumbling icon became known more as a skeevy parking lot, more memories flowed:

Skeevy, yes. But like the entire Greyhound oeuvre, skeevy and affordable.

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