Local 46 opening in former Music Bar next week

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At the end of 2011, the legendary Music Bar went dark, after a 28 percent rent hike forced the place to close its doors.

But last month the spot at 4586 Tennyson Street was taken over by Niya Diehl, who'd been the manager of Mead Street Station for five years; Grant Gingerich, owner of El Camino, and Chris Jeffrey. They've been turning the space into Local 46, a saloon they plan to have open by Saturday, April 28, which is also the date of Totally Tennyson, an '80s-themed pub crawl along Tennyson Street that will benefit a dozen schools in northwest Denver.

"We really want it to be a local community tavern," Jeffrey says. "We're really looking for it to be the spot in the neighborhood to go to when you're looking to get a few drinks."

Through the remodeling process, Diehl says, the partners have reused and recycled as much as possible; sustainability will continue to be an important part of the bar's business model, which also will emphasize supporting local schools and community organizations.

"We have enjoyed meeting long-term residents from the community who could share pieces of the long history of the building way back when it was two storefronts: a beauty salon on one side and convenience store on the other, up to when it turned into a bar in the '50s, and heard stories from a sweet woman who tended bar there over forty years ago," Diehl says.

While they're paying respect to the past, they're also hoping to add a handcrafted biergarten to the south side of the building -- if they get approval from the city.

While they're still working out a weekly schedule of events, Jeffrey says they plan on least one night of karaoke a week, since the Music Bar was always packed on its karaoke nights. Since they're keeping the stage, they also want to bring in live music.

Since the current remodeling plans didn't include a kitchen, Local 46 won't be serving food.



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Local 46

4586 Tennyson St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


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16 comments
Guamromine
Guamromine

What a fun, welcoming, affordable place to spend an evening with friends & family. We wish nothing but success for you all.

SPRAINED ANKLE
SPRAINED ANKLE

LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS ARE DOING YOUR PART WITH IMPROVEMENTS!!!   WISH YOU WELL!  LOOKS GREAT! MAYBE YOU CAN GET THOSE LAND LORDS TO REPAIR THEIR SIDEWALK.  DARN THINGS BEEN A HAZZARD FOR 2 YEARS!  MAYBE THEY CAN FOLLOW YOUR LEAD AND IMPROVE THEIR PROPERTY!

Sauce
Sauce

Basic Kneads Pizza is planning on rolling ourselves up there for Sunday afternoons, so anticipate so be ready for some wood-fired pizza! 

RC
RC

They'll have lots of food options, Hops and Pie will deliver, food trucks, etc, etc.

Miss Christina
Miss Christina

Welcome to the neighborhood!!  I'll be seeing you soon.

Adrienne
Adrienne

YAY!  Congratulations!  Looking forward to this awesome addition to the neighborhood!  

nonamesplease
nonamesplease

No food and a dumb name.  Thats unfortunate.  So much potential.  

Peter V
Peter V

 Will gay people be allowed in?

Berkeley rez
Berkeley rez

Do you know if food trucks are allowed to park on 46th Ave or just on Tennyson?  I'm worried about food trucks parking in front of my house!

Jon S
Jon S

"Jeffrey says they plan on least one night of karaoke a week."

Based on that sentence, I'd guess yes.

davebarnes
davebarnes

What?Huh?Why is this question even being asked?

Rip Taylor
Rip Taylor

 Yes you will be allowed in Peter V.

turbowed
turbowed

I hope food trucks do frequent the bar, anyone worried about that should move, your live next to a park and businesses and should not oppose to economic growth in the community.

yanni
yanni

Food trucks are allowed to park on both 46th Ave and on Tennyson.  There would be no reason for them to park in front of your house though

duh
duh

 unless you live along tennyson or 46th.

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