By Kyle Harris, Westword | After more than a year of wrangling with the City of Lakewood over zoning codes and a liquor license, spending countless hours remodeling the joint where he’d worked for years and then purchased, briefly opening and then closing again, Ken Morris can finally say that Antero Hall at Eck’s Saloon is open. And if he has his way, the venue that most recently housed the Silver Spur Saloon, a country bar, and the hard-rock Eck’s Saloon before that isn’t going anywhere.
“It’s been a very harrowing and crazy ride,” he told Westword on July 20. “But here we are.”
While other music venues and bars offering live entertainment — from 3 Kings Tavern to Live@Jacks and Armida’s — have shuttered their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Morris has finally opened his, seven nights a week, with plans for music performances Thursdays through Sundays.
“I don’t want to take any joy in so many people not being around now, but we’re here,” he says.
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