Since 1974, Wazee Supper Club called the corner at 15th and Wazee streets home, but come spring 2018, the address will change hands as Max MacKissock, Juan Pedro, and Katie O’Shea bring Morin, a French concept, to the lower downtown landmark.
The masterminds of the Culinary Creative Group, who conceived Senor Bear, Bar Dough and Highland Tap & Burger, alongside developer and preservationist Charlie Woolley, recently purchased the 1600 15th Street property from Roadhouse Hospitality Group.
Inspired by chef-owner MacKissock’s heritage, Morin will serve a menu of both classic and inventive French fare. The team plans to renovate the space, while maintaining some of its classic charm and ambiance.
Angelo and Jim Karagas, the operators behind My Brother’s Bar, originally opened Wazee Supper Club, known as the “granddaddy of LoDo;” the bar was also previously owned by Governor John Hickenlooper’s restaurant group. Roadhouse Hospitality bought the unpretentious American eatery in 2015 with plans to revamp the menu or convert the space into its namesake concept, but the overhauls never materialized.
Even with the sale of the property, Roadhouse will continue to expand its footprint; most recently the group opened the contemporary casual Tstreet Roadhouse in Belmar.