After almost fifteen years, Dixons Downtown Grill will serve its last meal on Labor Day. Want to be there? We're going to give away brunch for two on September 5 to the person who posts the most interesting memory of Dixons in the comments section below. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, September 1.
But this weekend, you'll have a chance to make a few last memories at Dixons.
LoDo residents are holding a wake at a Dixons closing party from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 3,at the restaurant at 1610 16th Street. And no doubt some of them will return on Sunday for a hangover-curing Bloody Mary.
Dixons has been a LoDo institution since it opened almost fifteen years ago, shortly after Coors Field hosted its first game and this part of downtown started changing...fast. But Dixons was a constant....until it came time for its owners, Lee Goodfriend and David Racine, to sign a new lease on the space. Instead, they decided to close Dixons and focus on their remaining restaurant, Racines, which keeps packing the crowds into a building they own.
If you can't make the wake, Dixons will be pouring through the Labor Day weekend. Stop in and raise a toast to this local institution. And if you want to be there for that final meal, post your memories of Dixons below.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.