Three months ago, the couple decided to move back to California, and they sold the spot to Ralph Reutimenn, a native of Switzerland who moved to Boulder from Arizona.
And after a full renovation, Reutimenn is breathing new life into the space, unveiling a new concept called Cuvée.
"It'll still be a wine bar," says Reutimenn, "but we've upgraded it, and we'll have more selections. And we'll have live music from 7 to 10, six nights a week."
That music will be mostly live jazz, thanks to the baby grand piano the new owner has installed in the space.
Initially, Reutimenn will offer snacks -- mostly bistro fare with cheese dishes and high-end desserts, which will pair with the thirty by-the-glass selections he plans on pouring -- and in February, he'll roll out additional dishes.
The wine bar is slated to open around December 15. For more information, dial 303-447-0475.