Since it opened in May 2013 (earning our Best New Bar award for that year), Cold Crush has been a hotbed of activity, with live music inside and a lot of live art outside, including the recent Colorado Crush 2016. But things definitely got too hot this past weekend, when 29-year-old Tyrone Adair Jr., aka rapper BossMan Goodie, was killed in a shooting outside the venue at 2700 Larimer Street. A gofundme page has been set up for Adair's family, which includes a young daughter.
Another man was critically injured in the shooting.
There was another high-profile shooting outside the bar in 2014, in which three people were injured.
Now the city has closed Cold Crush as a public nuisance, posting this notice earlier today:
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