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April 16, 2014

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Joe Downtown: Bar contemplated for The Ogden

The Ogden

A watering hole at The Ogden means some of the people who work online from their high-rise condo may never have to leave the building for nightly entertainment.

A bar with an “underground” showroom is going to be constructed on the first floor in the northeast section of The Ogden, at Sixth and Ogden streets, in retail space that has been empty since building opened as Streamline Tower in 2008.

Michael Cornthwaite, who currently operates the Downtown Cocktail Room, The Beat coffeehouse (on the same block as The Ogden directly south), Emergency Arts and is co-owner of Oscar’s steakhouse in The Plaza, said he has the Ogden bar project out to bid.

His idea is to create a smallish but airy space, much like a kitchen (but no food will be served); a showroom will be in the back for small acts.

Cornthwaite didn’t have a timetable yet as to when the space might be completed.

The Ogden is home to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and numerous other Downtown Project and Zappos employees. Downtown Project also leases dozens of condos in the building to house downtown visitors.

Joe Schoenmann doesn’t just cover downtown, he lives and works there. Schoenmann is Greenspun Media Group’s embedded downtown journalist, working from an office in the Emergency Arts building.

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