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After a long time, Streets Denver closed its doors at 1501 East Colfax Avenue late last weekend. Managing the pandemic was difficult enough, but owner John Elliott, who bought the punk bar and venue Streets of London in 2018, died in November at the age of 51 during his second battle with COVID-19.
That was the beginning of the end. “We both have no more words and no more time,” the venue published on Facebook at the end of March. “As many of you know or have guessed, Streets ran on borrowed time. It is with a heavy heart that we tell you that after this week, Streets will change hands and will no longer continue as we know. “
Regulars came across the venue in person last weekend and on Westword’s Facebook post with the sad news that Streets Denver was up and running. Andrea says:
Damn it! That hits hard.
That sucks! I will never forget to see Dillinger Escape Plan there twice in 2017, both shows were insane !!
RIP among the worst drinks in Denver.
Lots of good and scary times on the streets. REST IN PEACE.
I lived on the block next door over twenty years ago. Such a shame that so many iconic places are closing down.
The loss of John Elliott, and now the loss of Streets, is very heartbreaking. I loved Streets before he owned it and kept dropping by the neighborhood, but his vision and leadership has been a great thing for the Denver punk scene and the community at large.
I’ve been in Denver for over twenty years. Good venues have disappeared and good ones always take their place. Pour out something for the dead.
Steven Alix, who owns the gay nightclub X Bar, will take over the spot.
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