Photos: ViewHouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop opens in the Ballpark Neighborhood

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All photos by Danielle Lirette
After a massive renovation/building project, ViewHouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop will finally open to the public tomorrow. But you can see it today at a Ballpark Neighborhood benefit that will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (tickets are $40).

What's left of the original building at 2015 Market Street long predates Coors Field, of course; for decades, it was home to the Nisei Veterans organization, which ran a bar out of the place and also leased space to Mori Sushi Bar and Tokyo Cuisine, once one of the town's most popular Japanese restaurants, which turned the old Nisei vets' bar into a hip sake lounge in the early 2000s. But Mori closed in 2009, and club king Francois Safieddine of Lotus Concepts bought the spot from the Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation for a reported $900,000 in 2010.

See also:
- ViewHouse will open in early 2013 in former home of Mori
- Francois Safieddine purchases the former Mori
- Lotus Concepts to expand club empire with lease for old Ruth's Chris Steakhouse space

Lotus poured lots more money into renovating the Victorian-era structure, which will now boast two floors of bar/restaurant, with a rooftop deck and also a ground-floor patio complete with games. The project was massive, but despite the age of the building, they found "no bones - no bodies," reports managing partner Brad Manske. But they could find plenty of bodies after the opening weekend -- especially after Saturday's ShamRock and Roll party, sponsored by Westword.

In the meantime, keep reading for a look at the space.

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ViewHouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop

2015 Market St., Denver, CO

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penguin
penguin

Looks great, but has anyone else noticed the overabundance of reclaimed barnwood on the Denver restaurant scene lately? What were they hammering on around the door of the new taphouse on Tennyson as I drove past yesterday?  Strips of reclaimed barnwood, of course.   Patxi's (delicious, by the way)?  Horizontal barnwood.  Old Major? Vertical barnwood  (in their defense, it does go with their Animal Farm theme).  Corner House?  Barnwood on sliding doors.  It is pretty much everywhere.  I have a feeling, one day, we'll be able to identify every restaurant that opened in 2012 or 2013 by the reclaimed barnwood.  Barnwood is to 2013 as glass tiles were to 2006.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

@penguin 

That's the famous "Denver-eateries-jumping-on-the-bandwagon".

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