When Paul Piciocchi said he was closing Tryst at 1512 Larimer last week and moving the club down to Playa Del Carmen, he said the former space would soon become a new watering hole. After less than a week of remodeling, Dive on 15th is slated to open this weekend in its place.
"It's basically of LoDo version of a dive bar," Piciocchi says. "We're keeping the stuff we like about Tryst -- the things we've loved over the years -- like the strawberry infused vodka and the staff and the music. We're adding couple of things just to make it more fun, like new lighting, foosball and a shot wheel to make it little more casual and more fun."
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Piciocchi says that when he first opened Tryst six years ago, the area was all about the trendy cocktail lounges. "There's been a shift of people wanting more casual and fun places," he says. "Right now, I don't feel like there's a lot of fun kind of laid-back spaces in LoDo. There are casual bars, but not ones that are fun to be in, so we're trying to make it a little more fun space."