The constructing housing downtown Denver restaurant and cultural hub the Mercury Cafe is on the market.
Situated on the nook of twenty second and California streets within the metropolis’s fast-changing Arapahoe Sq. space, the constructing has been listed on LoopNet for $2 million.
A abstract of the property from brokerage Pinnacle Actual Property Advisors hints that it’s a prime candidate for redevelopment and likewise implies that the Mercury Cafe, which has occupied the constructing since 1990, is both going out of enterprise or looking for new possession.
“The property enjoys favorable zoning, is situated close to mild rail, and is inside an space that’s present process vital redevelopment,” the itemizing reads. “This is a wonderful alternative for a Mercury Cafe successor, different proprietor/consumer, investor or developer and the vendor will entertain quite a lot of outcomes.”
The Mercury Cafe, based in 1975, is understood for its meals but additionally eclectic choices starting from dwell music to internet hosting astrology golf equipment and Democratic Socialists of America conferences.
Final August, coming off COVID-19 lockdowns that had shut down its occasions and indoor eating, cafe proprietor Marilyn Megenity stated that she was nervous she wouldn’t have the ability to keep afloat in 2021.
“What is going to make the distinction is the group help we’ve been given, which is superior and humbling and unimaginable,” Megenity stated on the time.
The LoopNet itemizing was shared on the r/Denver message board on Reddit.com Tuesday, prompting feedback of help, nostalgia and mourning.
“(A) tiny, magical piece of Denver will die with that deed switch,” Redditor BlackbeltJones wrote.
Megenity additionally took to social media on Tuesday posting on the Mercury Cafe Fb web page that enterprise is “not going wherever.”
“I’m searching for a bunch purchaser that is aware of find out how to care for a restaurant and loves and respects the tradition that’s the Mercury Cafe and can enable me to proceed to be concerned,” she wrote. “The Mercury is powerful due to your love and help. I look ahead to making extra reminiscences with you.”
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