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Derecho, an upcoming cocktail and wine bar, is slated to move into 2817 E. 3rd Avenue sometime next year.
The cocktail bar will take place of the former Vinue Food and Wine Bar that operated out of the space from 2011 to 2020. It will be run by the owners of Machete Tequila & Tacos, Dan Ohlson and John Wallrath, and the upcoming unit is on top of the Machete’s Cherry Creek Location.
The duo opened the first Machete’s in Cherry Creek in 2011. From there, they opened a Union Station spot in 2014, followed by one in Congress Park in 2018.
According to recent reporting by the Denver Post, Wallrath and Ohlson have wanted to open a new concept for a few years now, but ran into issues with the pandemic.
Now, they’re doing an extensive renovation that will include two new bars and a private mezzanine.
Wallrath told the Post, “We thought a cool cocktail bar with a great wine list would give people a new option. The synergy between the two concepts will work because we want people who can’t get into Machete or vice versa to have an easy spot to visit.”
Although Derecho will serve food, the menu will be limited as cocktails remain the focus. No official opening has been set, but the team is hopeful for early 2022.