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Beloved Montrose Bar the Black Labrador Will Shutter After More Than 30 Years

The bar will serve its final pints next month

Beers in a bucket at the Black Labrador The Black Labrador/Facebook
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Longtime Montrose haunt the Black Labrador will close its doors next month after 33 years of slinging beers.

The bar at 4100 Montrose Boulevard announced that it will call it quits in mid-December, but did not cite a specific reason for the closure. Its departure has been impending, though, thanks to real estate issues — earlier this year, the building at 4100 Montrose was sold to a developer, which would have ultimately necessitated a move. Before that news broke, superstar chef Aaron Bludorn was looking to open a restaurant in the space, but that deal ultimately fell through earlier this fall.

“A Montrose community hub for 33 years, the Black Lab wishes to thank its loyal customers, its hard working staff, and most of all Armando Vazquez, General Manager, for his dedication and service,” the bar said in a statement released on Friday. The statement also encouraged patrons who purchased refillable monogrammed mugs to stop by and have one last beer at the Lab.

The Black Labrador will close for good on December 15, which means that there’s still plenty of time to swing by and say farewell.