Reader: New Denver Continues to Wage War on Old Denver

Reader: New Denver Continues to Wage War on Old Denver
Sarah McGill
Some soccer fans are booing the closure of the Three Lions, an English-style pub at 2239 East Colfax Avenue. The spot was famous around town for televising English Premier League matches, often opening in the morning for televised soccer because of the time difference between Denver and the U.K.

Owner Little Pub Co. plans to open a new concept in the place: Colfax Sports & Brew. But not everyone is cheering.

Says Marissa: 
Sad day for soccer fans in Denver. It will become another generic sports bar. Boring.
Adds David: 
Let's take a sports bar that was different and had a great niche and make it just like every other sports bar...why?
Counters Scott: 
They can still show fútbol/soccer. But now they’ll appeal to more people by showing other sports. Sounds like a no-brainer.
Recalls Chris:
Used to live two blocks away and liked going there for games. I’d say it’ll be missed, but didn’t go there in the last four years.
And then there's this from Andy: 
That bar got me laid once. RIP.
Some people still miss former occupants of that space, including Chesby's, the Mint and the Bank. Says John:
That's a tough corner with almost no day trade unless you do a special for the high school. It used to be a very nice room. More elegant.
Sarah concludes: 
Nothing will ever replace The Bank. New Denver continues to wage its war on Old Denver.
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