Owner Kevin Morrison, who rebranded his Tacos Tequila Whiskey in August to focus on takeout and delivery, said the eatery will close after a buyer is found.
The open-air shopping mall, which has about 1.2 million square feet, last sold in 2013 for $124 million.
The 1920s-era structure, which will soon house an Old Chicago Pizza, has 36,441 square feet of retail space. That makes the deal worth about $700 a square foot.
“There was still cash in the drawers, food still out, and the dishwasher was probably mid-cycle when we left,” said a co-owner of The Rotary after fleeing flames.
A building on one of the properties was home to Italian restaurant Piatti for 27 years until it closed last month.
The takeout locations will be in Glendale and Longmont, and the sit-down eateries will open in Central Park and Westminster.
Aloy Thai Eatery at 211 E. 7th Ave. will have a limited menu and be smaller than Aloy’s locations in Boulder and RiNo.
Uchiko is a more casual Japanese concept than Uchi, which has operated in RiNo since 2018.
“I always tell people that small businesses are the frontlines of any frustration or anger pent up from the pandemic,” one cofounder said. “We just deal with how people process it and, unfortunately, it’s more on the negative side.”
The eatery with a plant-based menu is growing again locally with its first new location since 2014.