It’s Official, Washington’s Is Reopening in Fort Collins
That dive where you used to grind at 18 and up night is reopening with a new purpose, and we hear they're even going to let people from Greeley into it now.
Yeah, you remember it; I know I do. It was the only place my legal-but-not-legal-to-drink friends and I could go dancing on a Friday night in Old Town — Washington's Sports Bar & Grill, commonly called 'Wash Bar.' And, they really did have a thing about not letting people in if they had an I.D. from Greeley or Evans. I used to tease my brother, a UNC grad, about that quite a bit.
But, back in 2016, the longtime Fort Collins bar on Laporte Avenue announced it would close, and was bought by the Bohemian Foundation with intent of turning it into a music venue.
The Bohemian Foundation has announced that Washington's grand (re)opening as a venue will be February 3, 2018, with a performance by Trombone Shorty, who performed at Taste of Fort Collins in 2016 and just toured with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Bohemian Foundation says that the venue has a capacity of 900, 'focused on bringing live contemporary music to the region.' What might that mean for the Aggie Theater then? For many years, the Aggie on S. College in Fort Collins has been the area's only 'large' concert venue with a capacity of 650.
The Bohemian Foundation, which also opened The Music District last year, has maintained some of the 114-year-old building's historic appeal by 'incorporating some of the nostalgic artifacts that existed in the space prior to its renovation as a music venue.'
You can see even more shows to come at the new Washinton's in 2018 at washingtonsfoco.com.