Talking Points: Meet Judy Joseph, Living by the Book!

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

Judy Joseph is a Denver native and has lived downtown in Larimer Place for 12 years. Her company, Paros Press, works with individuals, businesses and non-profits who want to custom publish their books. The Denver Public Library is her real passion, and she’s working to help them achieve sustainable funding to keep all the branches open and improve their collections and technology.

Judy Joseph, photo by Diane Huntress

She is also a long-time friend and we were happy to catch up with her for The Slice profile.

What is the best thing about living Downtown?

We’re living in the epicenter of Denver!  We have the best restaurants, culture, services and such interesting people. Living here is so convenient and simple, and yet we’re close to all the rest of Denver and the mountains.

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

There’s MORE of everything: places to eat; things to do and enjoy; fun shopping; and also the not-so-good things like more noise and more lights.

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

Like everyone else you’ve asked – a full-service grocery store!

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

I love to travel, so all places are wonderful, but I especially like Miami (in the winter) and Paros, Greece (in the summer).

Tell us something about yourself most people wouldn’t know.

My father used to have an Army-Navy Surplus Store on the corner where Ocean Prime is now.  I worked there when Larimer Square only had one funky bar/restaurant where you threw the peanut shells on the floor!

And, knowing Judy, she should probably write a book herself!