Katie Mullen's Irish Pub Goes Dark on the 16th Street Mall

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The Irish eyes of Katie Mullen are no longer smiling down on the 16th Street Mall; Katie Mullen's Irish Restaurant & Pub shuttered for good on Wednesday night. The closure comes after Northwest Bars Inc., the owner of Katie Mullen's, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.

A message on the pub's Facebook page directs customers to a sibling outpost in Westminster, Katie Eile's at 14694 Orchard Parkway, instead:

It's with great sadness that we have to announce Katie Mullens [sic] will no longer be serving up Pints on 16th St Mall. We had a good run and made some great friends. Come see us at Katie Eiles in Westminster! Sláinte!

Katie Mullen's originally opened in 2009 at the base of the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel but has faced competition from a growing number of beer bars downtown. Another sibling, Wee Katie's, which opened last year at 3358 Mariposa Street, apparently has closed as well. It shuttered its kitchen a few months ago, and now the phone is disconnected and the Facebook page is down.

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