When Paul Piciocchi said he was closing Tryst at 1512 Larimer last week and moving the club down to Playa Del Carmen, he said the former space would soon become a new watering hole. After less than a week of remodeling, Dive on 15th is slated to open this weekend in its place.
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"It's basically of LoDo version of a dive bar," Piciocchi says. "We're keeping the stuff we like about Tryst -- the things we've loved over the years -- like the strawberry infused vodka and the staff and the music. We're adding couple of things just to make it more fun, like new lighting, foosball and a shot wheel to make it little more casual and more fun."
Piciocchi says that when he first opened Tryst six years ago, the area was all about the trendy cocktail lounges. "There's been a shift of people wanting more casual and fun places," he says. "Right now, I don't feel like there's a lot of fun kind of laid-back spaces in LoDo. There are casual bars, but not ones that are fun to be in, so we're trying to make it a little more fun space."