Mezcal cabaret application decision due soon

After dueling meetings with business and neighborhood groups last week, Mezcal's application for a cabaret license went before a hearing officer with the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses on Monday.

Supporters of the application -- which would allow owner Jesse Morreale to regularly feature live music, including mariachi bands (including the great Mariachi Vasquez), rather than just offer music at ten special occasions a year -- far outnumbered opponents.

The city is expected to make a decision any day. For more, read this Bar Back column by Jon Solomon, who attended the Congress Park Neighbors meeting on December 30, as well as the Excise and Licenses hearing.

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