Tenacious Brothers Pub closing Sept. 22

Pub co-owner has plans for new business

After choosing not to renew their lease, the owners of Tenacious Brothers Pub are closing the downtown Grand Junction business, but pub co-owner Mandi Kelley already has plans to open a tavern with a family-friendly vibe later this year.

Benjamin Dial, the other co-owner of Tenacious Brothers, is leaving the pub business, Kelley said.

Once Tenacious Brothers closes Sept. 22, Kelley, a Grand Junction native, will shift focus to Still Pour Tavern, which she hopes to open as early as October at 2650 North Ave. Unit 114. That location was formerly Fast Eddy’s.

Still Pour Tavern will have American food such as burgers, salads and wraps for lunch and dinner. The tavern also will have arcade games and other games such as pool and foosball.

Kelley envisions Still Pour Tavern to be “the Dave & Buster’s of Grand Junction” and “cater to all generations.”

Dave & Buster’s is a national chain of businesses that features food, bars and arcade games.

Still Pour Tavern also will have a limited number of live music shows, but it will be nowhere near the volume of shows Tenacious Brothers had, Kelley said.

When she and Dial, as well as a few others who eventually left pub ownership, signed the original Tenacious Brothers lease several years ago, they did so knowing the building at the corner of Main and Seventh streets was for sale.

The building, which used to house Cabaret Dinner Theatre and Spotlight Lounge, remains for sale, so Kelley and Dial chose not to renew the lease.

The final show at Tenacious Brothers is 10 p.m. Sept. 22 and features local bands Loaded .45 and Bad Karma Kings. Cover is $5.


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