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Denver pub The Irish Snug closes after nearly 18 years on East Colfax

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Denver pub The Irish Snug closes after nearly 18 years on East Colfax

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One of Denver’s few remaining Irish pubs, the Irish Snug, has closed permanently. The Snug closed its doors this week, about a month away from its 18th birthday.

“When you open your restaurant with excitement, you usually don’t think about the day you will close, and March 6, 2022 would have been 18 years since we opened our doors,” the owners announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Monday. business. “Unfortunately, the pandemic has proven to be too much for us between new virus variances, staffing shortages and, most importantly, rising supply costs.”

Along with the Snug, Frank McLoughlin and his brother Jim previously owned three other Irish pubs around Denver – Slattery’s at the Landmark, McLoughlin’s in the Central Platte Valley, and Maggie Smith’s in Centennial.

“McLoughlin’s, when we closed it, we were overcrowded; taxes killed us,” Frank McLoughlin told the Denver Post in 2019. “We sold Slattery. With Jim retired, honestly, I didn’t want to run three pubs.

Maggie’s was the last to go before the Snug.

Denver pub The Irish Snug closes after nearly 18 years on East Colfax

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