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'Iconic' Denver Gay Bar Shutters

'Iconic' Denver Gay Bar Shutters

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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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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.