Once of Denver's best dives,Len & Bill's Lounge
at 2301 South Broadway, suddenly went dark two weeks ago -- after fifty years in business.
Jerry Morris, who owns the Dirty Duck Bar (4780 East Evans Avenue), says he considered buying Len & Bill's, but when he figured out how much it would cost to renovate the space into a more upscale pub, he decided to pass.
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"You'd really have to upgrade this thing in order to condemn it," Morris jokes.
Now the space is going back to the landlord, Morris says, who will probably rent it as a store. "Hopefully not a marijuana store," he adds..
According to Morris, 85-year-old Leonard Sachs, who ran the place for the past fifty years, tended bar from 4 p.m. to closes most days.
He's earned his rest.