Reader: The paint job on Pasquini's looks like a six-year-old did it

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Pasquini's is back on East 17th Avenue, a mile further west than where it had had opened up shop on this strip years ago, then closed that franchise earlier this year. The original 17th Avenue restaurant was in a little Victorian house, but the new location is a massive space, the former home of J.R.'s, a two-story structure with a New Orleans feel.

And a very odd new mural on the side of the building.

See also:
- Pasquini's is back in business on 17th Avenue
-Pasquini's changes name of Cherry Creek spot to Tony P's
-Pasquini's closes Uptown location to make way for Serioz

Says EUptown:


The paint job looks like someone left the decision to a 6 yr old. The neighborhood hates it. And for the owner to spread a rumor that the paint job was done to "honor" the gay-bar history of the building is an insult to gay people everywhere. If the owner's judgment is that bad, God knows what the food and service will be like.

What do you think of the paint job on the new Pasquini's? Post your thoughts below.



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Tony P's

777 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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HubertJFarnsworth
HubertJFarnsworth

It's a shocker in contrast to the banality of the old paint job. Honestly we need more murals in Denver. I grew up in Philadelphia pa and we had murals absolutely everywhere. Even in the hoodest of hoods you could find artwork! Denver is lacking, and anyone who hates is most likely doing absolutely nothing to make this place nicer place, they never do, that's why we call them haters, and mock on their limited scope.

Pasta
Pasta

Sounds like someone really, really, really wants to be heard, eh jpthomerson?. So far, here's your "pole"; 6 against, 1 in favor. In restaurant speak, that's 6 potential customers lost. Enjoy your meal. And if you're lucky, you can still "get a hummer in the men's room." Jesus.

Lisa Hug
Lisa Hug

i walk by this daily and agree completely, kinda brings the hood down.

jpthomerson
jpthomerson

I like it.  Art is subjective. 

Some folks don't like the big  blue horse at the airport.  Others despise the big  Blue Bear at the convention center.  To imply that "Everyone" in the neighborhood "hates" the big purple flowers without taking a pole is irresponsible and frankly, lame.  The statement would remain dumb with a pole but, at least in a survey a counter-point would be represented. 

I live in that particular hood and I like the mural just fine.  It's funny that the people who bitch about public art always want to make every building, tree and shrub match their own personal esthetic.  Let's call IKEA and have them paint the joint.  That way it'll match all of the whiner's living rooms. 

Oh, and for the person who avoids 17th street in order to negate the view?  I wish that everyone had the time to indulge their delicate sensibilities by going out of their way to avoid whatever structure and/or landmark they found displeasing to their critical eye.  I  would never go to the hospital, again!  They have terrible art at hospitals.  The airport would be hard to negotiate.  I would only use the West entrance.  Malls.  Malls are horrendous.  The Pearl st. mall has those creepy bronze children.  Nope.  I'd never go there, again.  I would never visit my parents in Loveland, again.  Too many bad sculptures of deer and antelope playing.  I don't like  My whole world view would be crushed.  What's more, I'd never go to Golden again because the school of mines put that big sign on the side of the mountain! This aint' Hollywood!   My friend's apartment is a mess and she has a remarkably ugly oven.  I suppose I should hence-forth cease dining with her in her home. SO many foil-covered burners.   Too depressing.  

Please.

Don't you have some voting to do, or something? Or, go make some art.  Maybe somebody will like it.  Maybe they'll put it on their fridge.  Maybe one of their snotty friends will complain and boycott them until they take it down. 

jpthomerson
jpthomerson

I like it.  Art is subjective.  Sounds like the "cowboy" is bitterly upset that some things just don't remain the same.  The walls have a new mural.  You can know longer get a hummer in the men's room.  Life marches on. 

Some folks don't like the big  blue horse at the airport.  Others despise the big  Blue Bear at the convention center.  To imply that "Everyone" in the neighborhood "hates" the mural without taking a pole is irresponsible and frankly, lame.  The statement would still be dumb with a pole but, at least in a survey the counter-opinion would be represented. 

I live in that particular hood and I like the mural just fine.  It's funny that the people who bitch about esthetics always want to make every building, tree and shrub match their own personal taste.  Let's call IKEA and have them paint the joint.  That way it'll match all of the whiner's living rooms. 

Oh, and for the person who avoids 17th street in order to negate the view?  I wish that everyone had the time to indulge their delicate sensibilities by going out of their way to avoid whatever structure and landmark they found displeasing to their critical eye.  I personally, would never go to the hospital, again.  They have terrible art at hospitals.  The airport would be hard to negotiate.  I would only use the West entrance.  Malls.  Malls are horrendous.  The Pearl st. mall has those pewter children.  Nope.  I'd never go there, again.  That's also the reason that I will never visit my parents in Loveland, again.  Too many bad sculptures of deer and antelope playing.  My whole world view would be crushed.  What's more, I am never going to Golden again because the school of mines put that big sign on the side of the mountain.  It gives me the heebie-jeebies!  My friend's apartment is a mess and she has a remarkably ugly oven.  I will hence-forth cease returning her calls. 

Please. Don't you have some voting to do, or something?

lucymcfad
lucymcfad

Looks like a BLOOD CLOT!  Appetizing? Not so much....just like the food!

Cap_Hill_Cowboy
Cap_Hill_Cowboy

It's a blight upon the city. I've stopped taking Clarkson to 18th just to avoid the eyesore.

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