Word of Mouth

The devil you say! City slaps El Diablo and Sketch with notice to vacate

Danger. That's the sign on the door of Sketch, which is supposed to host an opening for a showing of 9News reporter Kirk Montgomery's photographs tonight. The sign -- as well as five different letters signed by Michael Roach, Building Official with Development Services in the Denver Department of Community Planning and Development, is posted not just on the door to Sketch, but all around the First Avenue Hotel, the building that also houses El Diablo and the offices of Jesse Morreale, who redeveloped the 106-year-old structure -- with the help of two loans from the Denver Office of Economic Development.
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