Reader: Debate over El Diablo should be about whether it's safe to dine there, not if Jesse's a douche

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El Diablo and Sketch remained dark yesterday -- and as the comments and rumors fly, some people feel they're still in the dark about why the city closed the First Avenue Hotel building when it did. After all, the restaurants had been operating for two years in that space; why did Denver officials deem it unsafe now?

Says guest:

In fairness to all parties, shouldn't the debate be whether or not the building is really structurally unsafe to dine at NOT whether or not Jesse is a douche?

Good point, guest. We have requested the paper trail from the city -- the last document we received was dated August 2011 -- and will post the documents when we receive them.

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