Talking Points: Meet Downtown’s Goal Driven Woman, Hilary McNeish!

Each week, we’ll introduce you to someone you may, or may not know who lives in Downtown Denver. And, each week, we’ll ask that person five questions…always the same. But, we’re sure to get a lot of different answers! Each week’s interviewee will also be archived on the page titled “Talking Points” at the top of this site. Let us know what you think.

Hilary McNeish, a 14-year resident of Downtown Denver (LoDo), is a Colorado native who grew up in Parker, Colorado. She earned a degree in Fine Art from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. And, she’s also found time to live in Louisville, Kentucky, Rockport, Indiana and St. Louis, Missouri.

Hilary McNeish, photo by Diane Huntress

Denver by the Slice was lucky to ice an interview with this busy lady!

What is the best thing about living Downtown?

That I live 96 steps from my favorite bar (Falling Rock) and less than 500 steps to great sports facilities, live music, great restaurants and bars in Downtown Denver!

What has been the biggest change while you have lived Downtown?

While a whole lot has changed, I love the things that stay the same…like  The Cruise Room, Wazee Supper Club, Rockmount Western Wear and The Tattered Cover….great Denver treasures!

What don’t we have now that we need Downtown?

I loved when we had the Paris Flea Market/Farmer’s Market and live music shows on the street! Those were things that I would love to have back again!

What’s your favorite place to go away from Downtown Denver?

I coach girls hockey, play hockey and run a women’s hockey league so I really only get into my car to drive to the rink.  Now if LoDo only had a public hockey rink!!!!!!

And, tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know.

When I was a kid I grew up on a farm with 50+ horses and I showed horses.  I have even shown in Madison Square Garden a couple of times!

Horses and hockey run in that family. And, fortunately for the rest of us, so does their contribution to living in Downtown! Thanks, Hilary!