Pete’s Greek Town Cafe along Colfax is up for lease

Pete’s Greek Town Cafe, one of six lasting Denver institutions from the late restaurateur Pete Contos, is available for lease on East Colfax.

As of Wednesday, the corner restaurant sat dark and appeared to be in between its next lunch service and an impending move-out. Kitchen equipment was scattered around the entrance, while the dining room was still intact.

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A sign above the building says the restaurant is available for lease. The 22,000-square-foot lot is listed by Crosbie Real Estate Group, which describes it as a “redevelopment opportunity.” The brokers were not immediately available for comment.

Prior to the listing, Greek Town had remained closed during the coronavirus pandemic, along with two other family restaurants, Satire Lounge and Gyros Place, while Central One, University Park Cafe and Pete’s Kitchen remain open.

Contos died in 2019 at the age of 85, and his family took over the remaining restaurants. The restaurateur is most known for establishing Denver’s “Greek Town.” He immigrated from Greece in 1956 and opened Pete’s Satire Lounge shortly afterward.

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