Pete Razatos moved to America in 1959 in order to realize the American dream. After a three year stint in Montreal working as a cook and dishwasher in an Indian restaurant, American immigration finally gave him his green card and he settled in Colorado where he knew a few Greeks that could get him started in the food industry. Soon he landed a dishwashing job at the esteemed brown Brown Palace where he rose in the ranks and became head dishwasher. Pete finally took a chance in the summer of 1978 and with a little help from the Greek mafia, he bought the old Hogan’s bar at the corner of 20th and Curtis. Even though his associates insisted that the restaurant be named The Parthenon, and that it specialize in feta flavored snacks; Pete decided on the name Old Curtis St. bar. Why he chose to serve Mexican food remains a mystery upto this day.
In 2004, Pete got some help from his son Kosta Razatos, who after a long stint in Chicago working as a Futures trader, decided he wanted a more stable profession and moved back to Colorado to help out in the family business. He soon started to transform the place from a restaurant into a nighttime venue, where John Baxter started booking shows here and there in late 2006. Baxter took over all booking and show management in December of 2007. The team came together and Tshane, one of the bartenders, took over managing in 2010 and Devin began booking and show management in 2011. Old Curtis is now strong as ever and a great place to check out acts ranging from emerging locals to established nationals.
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THURSDAY OCTOBER 11TH
SECRETLY SUPERVISED, OTIC, REDLINE ALCHEMY, TIM YUNKER AND THE SOUND JUNKIES
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH
INSENTIENT, TRY REDEMPTION, CAZIC, VOLR
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH
WEST WATER OUTLAWS, ASHEN EMBERS, KINKY FINGERS, CULTURE SHOCK BANDITS
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