The iconic 24/7 eatery will close its doors after 30 years.
One of the last iconic diners in Denver will soon be closing its doors permanently. The Denver Diner announced on Sunday it will be closing for good.
The diner, located on the corner of Colfax and Speer, has been a city staple for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, the restrictions placed on restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the diner's business and led to the owner's decision not to reopen.
Denver Diner closed temporarily in November when Denver went to Level Red on the state's COVID-19 dial. Level Red meant restaurants had to be closed for indoor dining. Only curbside pickup, delivery, or outdoor dining was available, and only for groups of people who lived in the same household.
In early January, Governor Polis allowed for Denver to move down to Level Orange, which is still a high risk but it allows for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. However, it wasn't enough for Denver Diner to keep its business going.
“It’s with great sadness that we announce our decision to not reopen. Read the article if you would like to learn more. We may be gone now but not forever,” Denver Diner wrote in a post on its Facebook page with a link to a Westwood article announcing the closure of the diner.
In the post, it was insinuated there might be another Denver Diner in the future. In an interview with Denver7, the restaurant's general manager Konstantine Skordos said he hopes to open another diner soon, whenever it's safe to do so.
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