Increasingly, marijuana advocates say, Pueblo is turning into the Napa Valley of Weed for those seeking to grow, buy or sell the leafy green plant illegal in much of the world.

Tail-finned Cadillacs circled Greenwood’s Café in Pueblo on Friday nights, the drivers and their dates hungry for the locally famous diner’s fried chicken dinner.

In this 1950s Steel City, Greenwood’s appeal seemed timeless. But few places typified Pueblo’s decadeslong economic malaise as perfectly as that once-bustling neighborhood restaurant. Just as the 1980s brought the collapse of the city’s chief economic driver — the Colorado Fuel & Iron steel mill — it also ushered in Greenwood’s fall to ruin.

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Jakob Rodgers ~ Gazette.com ~

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