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The Crypt Is Seized for Back Taxes. That Smarts!

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The Crypt, Denver's beloved adult store and sex shop, has closed its doors. On September 30, both of the locations on Broadway were shuttered; they'd been seized by the City of Denver because of "unpaid taxes." Along with a notice from the city regarding the tax seizure, the door of the location across the street from the Mayan Theatre, at 8 Broadway, has a note that reads: "This store is closed. Sorry for any inconvenience." 

The timing is particularly unfortunate, because while the shops were go-to stores for fetishists and other fun-lovers year-round, the Crypt also had so many good Halloween costume options. Will the Crypt reopen? That's up to the owners, who would need to settle their back-tax issues before the business is sold off by Denver.

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