The sad news traveled fast: Paris on the Platte would pour its last cup of coffee on January 17. Former and current regulars hurried over to say goodbye to Faye Maguire, who'd opened the coffeehouse 28 years ago, when that stretch of Platte Street was almost a no man's land (although there did happen to be a newspaper office -- ours -- on the corner). And the memories started pouring out, including a lovely piece from Bree Davies, who went to Paris as a teenager to smoke cigarettes and dream big dreams.
But if you want to remember Paris on the Platte with more than memories, head to its former home tomorrow.
See also: Paris on the Platte Will Close Today
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, fans of Paris on the Platte have an opportunity to buy a piece of this beloved hangout during a one-day "Nostalgia Sale." The items up for sale include coffee grinders, tables, chairs, signage, restaurant equipment, memorabilia and more.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
The doors at 1553 Platte Street will again be open for the sale.