At one point, a few neighbors were even pushing to get the building labeled historic -- despite the fact that the Pearl Street Grill next door, in another Victorian-era storefront, had been demolished without complaint in order to build the new Izakaya Den.
But now all of the hurdles have been removed. Schultz has secured parking in the neighborhood, so residents won't have to worry about that; the design has been tweaked to keep some of the original facade while still fitting in with the character of the neighborhood; and the outdoor patios -- including a rooftop deck -- will only be open until 11 p.m. on weekends, midnight on Friday and Saturday. (Inside, the bar will be able to serve until the normal last call.)
Like the other Taverns, this will be a neighborhood place, but one with an increased emphasis on Colorado products.
Watch for it to open next October or November.