Local 46 will close after all.
The Berkely bar and venue announced on its website that it will close at the end of October. This spring, the pandemic and the possible redevelopment of the building by its owner put the bar’s fate into question.
“The family that we have built and the memories we have made will be with us forever,” Local 46 owner Niya Gingerich wrote on the bar’s website. “While we knew there would be an end, no one could have anticipated it would end like this, and for that I am sad. But, it does not take away from the amazing times we have shared as a community.”
Denver’s planning department has approved a permit for the property owners, Berkeley Park Partners LLC, to demolish the building at 46th Avenue and Tennyson Street, city records show. A demo permit does not guarantee a demolition, and co-owner David Heller said the company was weighing its options for redevelopment.
Local 46 will go out singing, with a lineup of concerts planned before the end.