Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Breaks Ground in LoDo

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row broke ground this week at 1942 Market St., the former site of Lodo’s Bar and Grill. The American gastropub is the fourth of the franchise and the first location outside of Bentley’s home state of Arizona and his current home state of Tennessee. Opening day is scheduled for late 2021.

Dierks Bentley and Mayor Hancock pictured at the groundbreaking event.

The project is part of a joint venture between Denver-based Monfort Companies and Iconic Investments, as well as Scottsdale-based Riot Hospitality Group. Additional team members collaborating on Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row include Alpine Bank, Circle West Architects and Jaco General Contractor, Inc.

“The Ballpark neighborhood has transformed into a vibrant entertainment district over the past few years with developments like McGregor Square and Dairy Block, and we are proud to contribute to its evolution with the opening of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row,” said Kenneth Monfort, director of Monfort Companies. “We are hopeful that this project will serve as another catalyst for revitalization in this area and contribute to a world-class Ballpark district that attracts residents and visitors 365 days a year.”

The existing buildings will undergo a major renovation, including a 6,000-square-foot addition. Various structural and design improvements will be made to maintain and enhance the historical components of the buildings at 1942 Market St. and 1946 Market St.

Other updates will include a two-story infill structure and extended patio that will be constructed on an existing surface parking lot to the east of 1946 Market St. A second-story rooftop addition will be constructed from the historic façade at 1946 Market St., and a redesigned streetscape will further improve the Market Street pedestrian experience.

“It’s really meaningful to me to open up a Whiskey Row in Denver, a city I’ve come to love from the many concerts and visits to the Rocky Mountains over the years,” said Dierks Bentley. “We’re very selective in the places we choose, and I’m honored to build something that will contribute to what’s happening down here in the Ballpark neighborhood for years to come. Selfishly, this gives me a great excuse to come back to Colorado to visit, and of course, play some live music here when it’s safe.”

Photos courtesy of SideCar PR

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