Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Mazzio exits from Icehouse Tavern

James Mazzio poured his heart and soul -- and a lot of elbow grease -- into Icehouse Tavern, the comfort food restaurant at 1801 Wynkoop Street that took the place of Via and opened in July, after Mazzio had done much of the renovation work himself. "I redid the deck, I'm redoing the bathrooms myself, too," Mazzio said this spring. "When you put your own blood, sweat and tears into the place, it makes it really feel like yours."

But as of Monday, Mazzio is out of the Icehouse. Little Pub Co., Mark Berzins's operation, has been brought in by the Momo brothers to help run the place. The menu has already been changed, and billiard tables and video games added to the mix.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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