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'Iconic' Denver Gay Bar Shutters

'Iconic' Denver Gay Bar Shutters


JR's, a gay bar described as "iconic" by the Denver Post, abruptly shut its doors on Friday after a lease dispute.

A new arrangement couldn't be hammered out between the landlord and the Washington, D.C.-based owner of J.R.'s. The two-story establishment on 17th Street was a popular center of gay nightlife in the Mile High City.

"JR's was the most popular gay bar in Denver at its time," former general manager Larry McDonald told the Post. "We were Budweiser's largest account in the state of Colorado." Read more here.

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