Two adjacent bars near Coors Field close following February real estate sale

Tavern Downtown operated at 1949 Market St., and Cowboy Lounge was right next to it. (Thomas Gounley)

Two adjacent bars a block from Coors Field in LoDo have closed.

Notices on the doors of the Cowboy Lounge, at 1941 Market St., and Tavern Downtown, at 1949 Market St., direct patrons to other local venues owned by Denver-based Tavern Hospitality Group.

Both venues were open for more than a decade. The notices don’t provide a reason for the closures, and executives with Tavern Hospitality — which also operates Tavern locations in Littleton, Platt Park, Lowry and the DTC — did not respond to a request for comment. Eater Denver first reported the closures.

Tavern Hospitality executives sold the buildings where the restaurants operated in February, as part of a $17.75 million deal. The sale also included an adjacent structure at 1937 Market St. and a parking lot across the street from the ballpark at 2000 Blake St.

The 1937 Market St. building was previously home to Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, which in recent weeks left the space for the Golden Triangle.

The properties, now vacant, were purchased by LLCs associated with Fillmore Property Group, a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Fillmore Capital Partners. Asked on Tuesday about future plans for the Market Street properties, an executive with the company said it will continue to “invest in the neighborhood,” but declined to provide more details.

The parcels owned by Fillmore along Market Street add up to 0.43 acres, according to records. The city has not received redevelopment plans for the site, or for the lot the company also owns along Blake Street.

The other side of Market Street is also poised for change. BusinessDen reported this summer that the new owners of the LoDo’s Bar & Grill chain are looking to transform its 1946 Market St. location into a Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row.

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