Gatsby's in LoDo: Lights on, nobody home?

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LoDo is hotter than ever, with new bars and restaurants opening in anticipation of the return of Union Station -- but for Gatsby's, the neighborhood has gone cold. The wine bar that opened at the end of 2012 in the home of another defunct wine bar, The Wine Loft, has been closed for the last few weeks...without explanation.

See also: Gatsby's will open in the former Wine Loft space in Lodo

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Gatsby's bar: lights sometimes on, nobody home.
The original concept for Gatsby's was "Downtown chic meets back alley speakeasy," but the concept never really took off. And now it seems like the owners have.

"Some lights are still on inside," one LoDo resident reports, "and all the inside 'stuff,' including the bar bottles are still in place.... It is a mystery! Any ideas?"

We're stumped, too; so far, no one has responded to the messages we've left on the Gatsby's voicemail. There's no sign on the door indicating the space's status, and the website remains unchanged.


Location Info

Gatsby's

1527 Wazee St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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Robert Jarrett
Robert Jarrett

Faith Koltak being an employee from start to finish at gatsbys, i whole heartedly appreciate your words, thank you.

Melissa Clary
Melissa Clary

cc: Dawn Rannells, we'll never get to try it :(

Shelby Powers
Shelby Powers

Went to the bar once, had horrible service and never went back, I'm sure my experience is shared by others

Mendoza Garcia
Mendoza Garcia

Wanted to check it out only a block from there. Oh well Marlowe's has good martinis.

Jon Goedert
Jon Goedert

Very sad! Rob and team were great and I always had fun when I was in there. They bent over backwards to accommodate my friends the past 2 NYE parties. This place will be missed.

Carley Johnson
Carley Johnson

Jon Goedert sad day ! I helped open Gatsbys last year ! Rob was a fantastic owner.. Sad to see it go !

Faith Koltak
Faith Koltak

Why do you feel like the owners of this establishment owe you an explanation for closing when it's obviously not a place you frequented on a regular basis? Here's a tip for you: if you find a place you like - bar, restaurant, whatever - go there. Frequent it. Get to know the owners, managers, and wait staff. Don't assume that everyone else knows about it, likes it, and will help to keep the place in business. Rob, one of the owners of Gatsby's, was nearly always there and was ALWAYS talking to his customers. Others have said that it's a tough block to have a business on, and that's true. Add to that a rent increase of more than 50% over the course of a year and you've made it incredibly difficult for a new business to succeed. That's exactly what the owners of Gatsby's had to deal with. But they didn't sneak out like thieves in the night. They had a party on their last night in business. They let people know that they were closing, when, and why. So if you liked this place but didn't know that it was closing, the onus there is yours.

Adeyemi D Warren
Adeyemi D Warren

Always been a dead block! Denver night life is and always be a bunch of followers! Just like robots! Market or Blake just sad...

Harry Budisidharta
Harry Budisidharta

Overpriced drinks and pretentious atmosphere. I'm not surprised that the place went out of business

John Koziol
John Koziol

Place sucked. Who has carpet in a bar? Didn't change a damn thing from previous spot. Another Denver eye sore gone for us to never remember.

Carmella Trujillo
Carmella Trujillo

Great place. Great owner. Great food. Great scotch. Great design.

Dale Zachary
Dale Zachary

That is unfortunate. It was a nice place.

davefrum
davefrum

The only time I ever went it was completely dead and yet the service was still awful. Also, the drinks were insanely overpriced. If I'm even going to consider paying $14 for a cocktail, it sure as hell wouldn't be there.

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