Berkeley’s Local 46, a beloved neighborhood bar and biergarten, will close at the end of October

Pour one out.

Local 48 on Tennyson Street is closed for social distancing. April 28, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Local 48 on Tennyson Street is closed for social distancing. April 28, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

staff photos

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.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver. Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Weird times

Denverite is powered by you. In these weird times, the local vigilance, the local context, the local flavor — it’s powered through your donations. If you’d miss Denverite if it disappeared tomorrow, donate today.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.