The Denver Diner building on Colfax will become a Chase Bank

The company plans to renovate the existing building.

The old Denver Diner building on Colfax Avenue stands abandoned and empty, awaiting its new life as a Chase bank. November 2, 2021.

The old Denver Diner building on Colfax Avenue stands abandoned and empty, awaiting its new life as a Chase bank. November 2, 2021.

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After sitting empty for months, the Denver Diner building at 740 W. Colfax Ave. has been sold.

The 3,646 square foot building is now in the hands of JPMorgan Chase & Co., which plans to open a Chase branch there. A representative for the bank told Denverite that they plan to renovate the building, not tear it down.

“It’s a fantastic corner at the entrance to downtown and the heart of the Civic Center area,” a representative for Chase said in an email to Denverite. “There is also a lot of residential redevelopment in the area and we want to serve our customers there.”

The neighborhood in question is the Golden Triangle, an area that’s recently been a center for development initiatives in the city.

The old Denver Diner building on Colfax Avenue stands abandoned and empty, awaiting its new life as a Chase bank. November 2, 2021.

The old Denver Diner building on Colfax Avenue stands abandoned and empty, awaiting its new life as a Chase bank. November 2, 2021.

Kevin J. Beaty

The historic, family-owned 24/7 diner closed for good earlier this year after struggling during the pandemic. For decades, it had been a late night haunt and a drunk food favorite for hungry Denverites. In 2018, longtime owner George Skordos sold the building to 740 West Colfax LLC, a group affiliated with Brue Baukol Capital Partners, who did not return Denverite’s request for comment.

Chase plans to open the bank location towards the end of 2022.

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