The Recovery Room, a longtime hole-in-the-wall bar at 819 Colorado Boulevard serving the east Congress Park neighborhood as well as the good doctors, nurses and health-care professionals from nearby hospitals and medical centers, has flatlined.
The door is boarded up and a posted Colorado Department of Revenue sign reads: "Warning. This property has been seized for nonpayment of taxes, and is now in the possession of the state of Colorado."
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An additional notice of public sale declares that the bar's owner, CMJ Enterprises, owes the state $8,398.18 in back taxes.
The Recovery Room was a Denver original. Our condolences.