DENVER (CBS4) – The City of Denver is buying a longtime eyesore on East Colfax Avenue.

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Police have been working to clean up the crime-ridden spot where a strip club used to exist near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Verbena Street. The building has sat vacant for a while but the former club’s signs still remain there.

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Neighbors say they hope the purchase leads to fewer crimes in the area.

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City officials haven’t said what they plan to do with the land.