It is strange what happened at El Diablo. If you have ever eaten there, you’ll understand why we had an issue with the closing. Perhaps the beef El Diablo tacos with the hot sauce was just to much for the inspectors to handle. Or, they closed the place so they could have them all the themselves. Either way, it was wrong, and we are happy for the decision by the Board of Appeals. Make sure you show your support by ordering a lot of extra quac and Tecate!
The story in part is below:
Three weeks after the city red-tagged the First Avenue Hotel building — causing the immediate closure of both El Diablo and Sketch — both restaurants are back in business. For now.
After a three-and-a-half hour hearing Monday, the Board of Appeals — a mayor-appointed committee that considers actions of the Denver Department of Community Planning and Development — ordered that the building be allowed to reopen immediately, and gave owner Jesse Morreale sixty days to make necessary repairs. Which gives Cafe Society commenters another 58 days to chew over this story.
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- City of Denver lifts closure of El Diablo and Sketch restaurants (denverpost.com)
- Carroll: Denver’s plan to boost unemployment: recklessly close restaurants (denverpost.com)
- Restaurants Open In Temporary Locations After City Shuts Them Down (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Owner Of 2 Restaurants ‘Mystified’ After City Deems Building Unsafe (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Bonus Cocktail: El Diablo (osdsc.wordpress.com)