Denver’s Mercury Cafe, whose future was uncertain until a new ownership group took over, isn’t going anywhere. But the landscape around the classic two-story restaurant and venue has been changing fast.
The latest plot eyed for development is across the street from the Merc, at the El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express bus stop at 2215 California St., where, for years, busses have taken Denverites to Mexico.
On Wednesday, a developer submitted concept plans to the city to bring a massive mixed-use building to the site.
If approved, the new structure would boast 25 stories and a three-level podium. The towering building would include a whopping 646 residential units, 396 parking spaces, offices, retail and services, according to plans.
The owner of the property is 2215-2243 California Street LLC, which is registered to a company based in Chicago.
As for the fate of El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express? When asked about the possibility of a new development, a representative said she had not heard any word of changes.