RiNo Yacht Club is leaving the Source market hall after more than four years as its flagship bar. Owners Mary Allison Wright and McLain Hedges are planning a brick-and-mortar location for their bar, while inside the Source, they’ll keep its sister wine and spirits store the Proper Pour open. They’ll be serving cocktails at the Source through January 27 with a going away blowout February 1.
“Our vision for RiNo Yacht Club always extended past our space at the Source,” Hedges and Wright wrote in an email. “While we loved calling the collective our home, we are excited to transform a brick-and-mortar space into our full vision and bring to life the music, aesthetic, overall experience, and service model of [RiNo Yacht Club].”
While the new location is still under wraps, Wright and Hedges say they are eyeing a summer 2019 opening. They said customers can expect “a much more refined and defined version of who we are, as this will give us a platform to fully realize the vision behind RYC.” Late last year, the couple also created another bar program for downtown Denver’s new French restaurant, Morin. The creators of the Source Hotel and Market Hall, Zeppelin Development, have yet to announce a new bar operator for that space.
In August, the Source Market Hall’s neighboring Hotel opened with a handful of new restaurants, bars, and breweries. Next door, Yacht Club is the fourth business in a year to exit the original market hall; Boxcar Coffee, Western Daughters, and Babette’s have also moved out. According to some businesses, construction on Brighton Boulevard and elsewhere in the neighborhood contributed to declining sales and customer traffic.
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