Postino’s Second Location Saves a Denver Landmark

Nov 13, 2019 314


Denver restaurateurs have a strong legacy of transforming storied historic buildings into beautiful dining destinations, from Stanley Marketplace and the Source to the Edible Beats group’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox and Linger. The newest addition to the Mile High City’s family of revitalized spaces is no exception: The second Denver location of Postino Winecafé opened today at 145 North Broadway, the former address of one of the city’s oldest gay bars, Compound Basix.

Constructed in 1895, the building has been home to multiple businesses, including Purity Creamery Co. from the early 1940s to the late 1960s and then a series of bars; Compound Basix ended its 25-year run in the 3,885-square-foot space last year. Before the Postino team discovered the property about 18 month ago, it was in danger of being torn down and replaced by a high-rise. 

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