Before Denver International Airport opened in 1995, the city was served by the closer in Stapleton International Airport.
A mixed-used neighborhood has been growing in the space formerly occupied by the decommissioned airport, and next week a new business will open in the building at the base of the abanonded air traffic control tower building.
Denver-based “eatertainment” company Punch Bowl Social is getting ready to open Punch Bowl Social Stapleton, with six bowling lanes, foosball, darts, ping-pong, private karaoke rooms, a photo booth, shuffle board, giant scrabble, a diner and a bar.
The outside space will offer more fun and games, including two bocce courts, an astroturf lined ‘pool’, a gazebo and a beer garden.
It’s hard to tell from these renderings how much the space really includes the promised nods to the ‘golden age of flight,’ but we’ll stop by for a visit after the grand opening on November 18 to check it out.
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One thought on “Denver’s old Stapleton Airport tower gets new use”
The acoustics of the entertainment space need to allow for speech intelligibility so people can network. If not, the room can be so live that no one can talk. There are too many examples of spaces that are intended to allow people to talk, many of them are bars and restaurants, unfortunately.
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