The former control tower at the former Stapleton International Airport, which for three years was home to Punch Bowl Social, has been sold.
According to public records, Ctrl Tower LLC has acquired a building at 3120 N. Uinta St. in Denver last week for $ 8 million.
Vishan Rajkumar Patidar is the purchasing organization manager, according to the loan documents associated with the transaction. His LinkedIn profile lists his position as Senior Business Intelligence Developer at Denver Public Schools.
Patidar did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.
The 164-foot tower, attached to a three-story building, is one of the most notable signs of the past in the Central Park area, which was built on the site of Stapleton International Airport. In 1995, the airport was replaced by the Denver International Airport.
The building, located on a 2-acre site, was sold by 30 West Pershing LLC, an affiliate of EPR Properties based in Kansas City. He reportedly purchased it in May 2016 for $ 1.33 million.
Punch Bowl Social, a Denver-based chain that combines a bar and restaurant with entertainment options such as bowling and arcade games, opened in a section of the building in 2017; he did not use the tower itself. The site was closed when the pandemic broke out.
In June 2020, then-Punch Bowl CEO Robert Thompson told BusinessDen that the company would not reopen Stapleton, or another location in the Chicago area with the same owner.
Thompson, who founded Punch Bowl in 2012, left his position at the company two months later. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last December.
At the time of the pandemic, the Punch Bowl had 20 active and two under construction, BusinessDen Thompson previously reported. Its website now lists 14 open locations, including the original 65 N. Broadway in Denver.
Natural Grocers plans to open a store next to the former control room.