For many in the Uptown neighborhood and 17th Avenue corridor The Tavern Uptown, while a relative newcomer has become an institution. Known for its congenial atmosphere, multiple tv’s and specials thought the day, The Tavern Uptown is a true fixture of the neighborhood and its lot is quite valuable.
Earlier this week, the Southern Land Company announced plans to develop a 315-unit apartment building on the site of the Tavern Uptown at 538 East 17th Avenue. The eight-story building will occupy the Uptown block bounded by East 16th and East 17th avenues and Pearl and Pennsylvania streets.
Fans of The Tavern Uptown should not worry as the existing operation will be demolished but will return with a new 14,000 square foot bar and restaurant on the project’s ground floor. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2016 and be completed in 2018. Nashville-based Southern Land Company is developing several other Denver and Boulder apartment communities.