Longtime Denver Jazz Club El Chapultepec Forced To Shut Down Permanently

El Chapultepec
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The family that owns a renowned Denver jazz club plans to close its doors permanently, partly because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
El Chapultepec is known as an unpretentious bar where jazz legends have stopped to play for free, KCNC-TV reports.
The club, commonly known as “The Pec,” was operated for decades by Jerry Krantz until his 2012 death.
Krantz grew up blocks away and sold newspapers at El Chapultepec. He married into the family that owned the club and eventually took over ownership.
Krantz’s daughter, Angela Guerrero, has continued running the club.
El Chapultepec opened Dec. 5, 1933, the same day Prohibition ended. The decorations from the last remodeling in 1951 remain today.
In the 1960s, the club began focusing on live jazz music.
Music greats Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennet, Doc Severinsen and Frank Sinatra are among those who appeared on the venue’s tiny stage.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.