16th Avenue’s iconic Rialto Café is closing after 23 years in Denver

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Sunday’s brunch would be the final service for Rialto Café, which opened in 1997 at 16th and Curtis streets in downtown Denver.
“There are simply not lots of people downtown anymore,” basic supervisor Amy Anderson defined of the everlasting closure. With out the draw of theater, concert events, conventions and sporting occasions, “which have all the time type of been our bread and butter,” she mentioned, the restaurant couldn’t survive the summer season.
Anderson started making use of for an expanded out of doors patio for the 140-seat Rialto in late Might, however she came upon by the center of July that 16th Avenue’s devoted bus lanes prevented any extra seating.
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“We knew it wasn’t going to be the identical,” Anderson mentioned of enterprise. “However we hoped that slowly however certainly we’d see development.”
She says the restaurant’s gross sales have been akin to the statewide common, in accordance with the Colorado Restaurant Affiliation: on common, 40% decrease year-over-year than final summer season.  And she or he says downtown’s homeless inhabitants has additionally offered “challenges” for the enterprise.
“Previous to COVID-19, it was actually getting higher,” Anderson mentioned.
The Rialto will serve its remaining brunches this weekend from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. and provide pleased hour specials and different promotions throughout the week. Anderson mentioned she hopes longtime clients will come again in and her workers have a while “simply to make just a little bit more cash.”
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