John Skogstad, who owns the whimsical and beguiling eatery Beatrice & Woodsley and the slightly more lurid and sultry Mario's Double Daughter's Salotto in LoDo (and the Two-Fisted Mario's pizza joint next door), is at work on a new concept destined for 1310 Pearl Street, next door to the Denver Ted's cheesesteak shop. Skogstad posted a message on his Facebook page yesterday afternoon asking the residents of Capitol Hill to attend a meeting in support of a liquor-license application for the address.
According to the City of Denver's Excise and License hearing schedule, Skogstad and partner Kevin S. Delk have a July 1 hearing scheduled for a cabaret license for an establishment listed as Mighty Sparrow & the Sea Captain, in keeping with the fairy tale-themed bars and restaurants for which Skogstad is known.
We're hoping it's a go with both the Capitol Hill neighborhood and the Denver Board of Excise and Licensing, if for no better reason than to see what Skogstad's ample imagination can cook up in what looks to be a fairly tight space compared to his other ventures. Here's the text of Skogstad's Facebook message, for those who live in the neighborhood and wish to attend the support meeting on June 17:
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Hey there Facebookland, if you live in Capital Hill then this post is FOR YOU! Myself and my business partners have applied for a liquor license with standard cabaret (no dancing) for 1310 Pearl Street. If you are able to, please plan to come to a community meeting NEXT wed. 6/17 at 7 p.m. at 1301 Pennsylvania Street to show support for our application. If you are able to attend or have friends who can please PM me to let me know. The more support the better! This meeting is co-sponsored by CHUN and The Unsinkables. Please spread the word, thanks!