Zanitas on East Hampden Closes Due to Tax Seizure

Zanitas will no longer be serving margs and tacos.
Zanitas will no longer be serving margs and tacos.
Jon Solomon

Mexican restaurants that start with the letter Z haven't had much luck of late. Zocalo closed two location in 2014 (on South Broadway and in the Golden Triangle), and now the doors are locked at Zanitas Mexican & Margaritas. Zanitas moved to south Denver in 2013 in a prominent new shopping center at I-25 and Hampden Avenue alongside a Smashburger, a Live Basil Pizza and a few other fast casual joints after making a brief go of it -- only four months, in fact -- in Boulder. But now the home of "Nu Mex" is closed, with signs from the city plastered on the windows indicating a tax seizure and upcoming auction.

See also: Zocalo Seized by the State for Back Taxes

The auction, handled by Schur Success Auction and Appraisal, is scheduled for for February 2; the company's website lists "restaurant equipment and supplies being sold to satisfy a tax lien for the City of Denver" as the reason for the auction.



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