Well, I don't know where the youth soccer teams in Northglenn are going to go to inhale second-hand smoke now that the Bingo Barn has gone into foreclosure. Documents filed with Adams County a few weeks ago show that the company that ran the operation is in the hole to North Valley Bank for $673,223.49.
Ever since taking over the 17,000 square-foot space from Safeway in the Garland Mall at 107th and Washington, the Bingo Barn has been a centerpiece of old Northglenn, with hundreds of fold-out tables, plastic chairs and the requisite tracheotomy smokers. It was also a symbol of the area's aging demographic and housing stock, a conundrum I examined in the 2006 story "Change of Plans."
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The building is vacant now, but I've been told that from the parking lot you can still hear the ghostly sounds of old ladies pounding their ink stampers. Creepy.