Protesters gathered outside the First Avenue Hotel late yesterday afternoon, waving signs and asking the city to allow Sketch and El Diablo to reopen — and for employees of those restaurants to start collecting paychecks again. They’ve also started a petition on the web — at www.saveeldiabloandsketch.com — asking the same thing.
The restaurants, both part of Jesse Morreale’s $5 million renovation of the 106-year-old hotel, have been closed since last Tuesday, when the City of Denver slapped the building with notice-to-vacate signs, saying it was unsafe.
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