Reflecting On The Jazz & Blues Legacy of El Chapultepec As Iconic Club Closes

December 9, 2020
Anna Diaz El ChapultepecAnna Diaz El ChapultepecHart Van Denburg/CPR News
El Chapultepec co-owner Anna Diaz said a combination of neighborhood redevelopment, the arrival of Coors Field just a few blocks away in the 1990s, and the coronavirus pandemic all played a role in the demise of the legendary jazz club on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.

It was affectionately known as "The Pec." El Chapultepec, the jazz and blues landmark in Denver, will close after 87 years. Today, we reflect on its legacy.