UPDATE: Cold Crush set to reopen tonight at 7 p.m.
UPDATE: 10/20/16 10 p.m.Denver’s Department of License and Excise has reinstated Cold Crush’s liquor license. The club will open at 7 p.m. as previously reported.The club was tasked to meet certain conditions to regain its liquor license, including pat downs and metal detector wanding, an ID scanner and a secured back entrance.
Futher restrictions prohibit patrons from dancing on top of the bar or hosting a daytime party on Sunday afternoon.
View the full list of restrictions here.
After being effectively shut down by the city of Denver last week, RiNo nightclub Cold Crush had been cleared to reopen tonight.Cold Crush owner Brian Mathenge met with city officials on Wednesday and Thursday, paving the way for the club to resume service.
According to Mathenge, it’s set to reopen on 7 p.m. Thursday night.Cold Crush circulated a statement online addressing the situation earlier today:The City of Denver and Cold Crush have come together in mutual agreement and understanding of the best ways to serve our community.
After addressing concerns and implementing strategies that will ensure the safety of all guests, staff and surrounding community members, Cold Crush will re-open tonight at 7pm.
We’d like to thank the City of Denver, the City Attorney, Cold Crush attorney Bob Dill, the Department of Excise and Licenses,
Andrew Feinstein, Vice President of the RINO Neighborhood Association, City Councilman Albus Brooks, District 2 and the Denver Police Department and the residents who have worked tirelessly to prove that art, music and community connection are vital assets to Denver’s growth.For our guests, we look forward to continuing the diversity that makes Cold Crush a great place for entertainment and the best possible representation of our city.
We can’t wait to see you.-Cold Crush ManagementOn Oct. 13, Cold Crush was labelled a public nuisance by the Denver Police Department and had its liquor license suspended following a shooting outside the club that killed Aurora rapper Tyrone “Boss Goodie” Adair Jr. and critically injured another.The liquor license was suspended for 15 days through an emergency order on the same day last week that the Denver Police Department served notice that it was seeking a nuisance case against the club.
The director of the license and excise office can impose a 15-day emergency suspension if there is probable cause that an establishment has become a public health or safety risk.Dan Rowland, a two-year veteran of Denver’s Department of License and Excise office, said that he is not aware of any other clubs or bars having their license suspended under emergency conditions.No determination has been made on the nuisance case, said Mary Dulacki, records administrator for the city’s Department of Safety.Police gather facts and initiate a nuisance case, but it is up to the City Attorney’s Office to pursue it. That decision has not been made.On Monday night, upwards of 100 people showed up outside of Cold Crush to voice their support for the establishment. The club filmed a PSA during the rally, which it released earlier today. Watch that below.