3090 Eden: Introducing Denver's new swingers club
Local swingers haven't had a lot of luck lately when it comes to places to hang out -- or let it all hang out -- in the heart of the city.
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But now, James Riggs is hoping to get lucky with 3090 Eden, a brand-new, members-only club for swingers -- or the "lifestyle," as they call it -- that will hold its grand opening this weekend with a giant Mardi Gras party.
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The recent history of swinging establishments hasn't always been pretty. Sugar House, on West Alameda Avenue, which was owned by infamous escort-service magnate Scotty Ewing, closed in March 2012 after a liquor-license violation.
And the Scarlet Ranch, which had occupied a nondescript building at 424 Broadway, was run out of town that same year following raids and investigations by both the Denver fire and police departments.
What's the back story of 3090 Eden?
"The place has been so many goofy things, but it works perfectly for the lifestyle crowd," says Riggs, who works in the construction industry.
Decades ago, the big building at 3090 Downing Street was a church, then for many years it was home to Tosh's Hacienda, which got overly ambitious with an expansion and wound up reneging on a city loan and closing altogether.
The spot was later purchased by the people behind Tracks and Exdo, and it's hosted an assortment of restaurants, including Kiva, Blackberries Bar, Swallows and, most recently, Eden, a vegetarian lesbian spot that closed in the summer of 2013.
"It's off the beaten path a little bit; it's somewhat secluded. And, for being Denver, we have great parking," Riggs says of the Five Point location.
A Google Maps image of the 3090 Downing Street property.
But while it may have great parking, there's no nookie...not yet.
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