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!
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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.