Sugar House swingers' club has closed, and with it the G-rated Alameda Grill

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Things don't look too sweet at Sugar House these days. A broken window in front is covered with plywood and a card from the Denver Police Department dated February 16. The door is locked up tight. The voicemail box is full.

Both Sugar House, the swingers club that Scottie Ewing opened in this building at 1395 West Alameda Avenue in 2007, and Alameda Grille, the G-rated alter-ego weekday restaurant that opened in the space last summer, are closed, at least for now.

Ewing moved from Colorado late last year, several months after he made a splash with his allegations that Michael Hancock, then in the run-off for Denver mayor, had been a customer of Denver Players, the hip hooker service he'd d run. Ewing had sold that business and gone on to open first a swinger's club in northwest Denver, then Sugar House; he now has plans to open a new, improved Sugar House in Las Vegas.

But while he still owns the building at 1395 West Alameda property with partners (it was put on the market last year), he turned over Denver's Sugar House to Kelly Bailey, who'd been a manager there.

And it was Bailey who last month got a notice of a liquor-license violation -- allegedly for serving alcohol to a minor -- from the Denver Department of Excise and License, and has been summoned to a hearing to "show cause why the temporary permit to operate a hotel and restaurant class liquor license issued to Khameleon Group, LLC, doing business as Sugar House, 1395 West Alameda Avenue, Denver, Colorado, should not be suspended or revoked for alleged violations of the Colorado Liquor Code as stated in the February 2, 2012 Amended Order to Show Cause in this matter."

That hearing, originally slated for March 16, has been postponed because a witness (who appears to be the police cadet served in the underage sting) won't be available that day. But in the meantime, Sugar House/Alameda Grill is locked up tight.

Bailey has not responded to an e-mail asking if and when the spot will reopen.



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Sugar House - CLOSED

1395 W. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO

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Denver Couple
Denver Couple

Sugar House was a lot of fun on the weekends and we are sorry to see it closed.  Hopefully they are able to work things out.  There are still so many fun events and parties in Denver.  Check out http://denverswingers.org for reviews and unbiased info.

SH
SH

So the problem with the minor being in the swingers club is the liquor violation?!  Or was this person 18-20?   

B/c if they were under 18, I woudl say there are potentially some other real problems.

HottieSuz
HottieSuz

Knowing Scottie Ewing, the girl would be aroud 10 years of age.....his favorite working girl.

Swinger69
Swinger69

Actually this is terrible news. Nothing like Sugarhouse exists anywhere else in Colorado, and it will be sorely missed if not allowed to remain open. I hope things work out!

HottieSuz
HottieSuz

Actually, there is Scarlet Ranch, the legal club.

S & K
S & K

You think SR is legal? Better do your homework! No swinger club is legal unless they are operating as an "Adult Business" or a "sexually oriented" business with the required licensing and zoning by the city...of which SR is certinaly not! Douglas County was snowballed! We liked both places as they both offered something different! We hope that somone does a come back at the SH location, or similar as this town needs options.

Justaguy
Justaguy

S&K - Why don't you share your legal skills with therest of us? SR is legal and is not an "Adult business" or a"SOB". They have been around for over ten years and they operatewithin all laws. SH did not. They lied about being a hotel, so that they couldsell alcohol and have open sex. The cover did not last and now they have nolicense and are shut down. They operated saying that the kasidie web site “rented”the rooms for their members and that was a lie as well.You really think SR is that big that they could controlDouglas County?We love SR and have been going to their events for years.We especially enjoy the fact that they take care of their members and avoid allthe drama SH brought with them.

Jenn the Ripper
Jenn the Ripper

 Yeah---SH was ghetto, and SR is much nicer. Drive a few extra miles, Swinger69.

Runn
Runn

This a wonderful news for all of Denver!

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