It’s been a sad few weeks for the Colorado restaurant community.

Last Monday, Emerall Vaughn-Dahler and Ignacio Gutierrez Morales were killed in a shooting inside the restaurant located in the West Highlands.

“The American Elm team is completely devastated by today’s tragic events. We are focused on providing our staff mental health support and will be closed for the rest of the week. We are cooperating fully with the Denver Police Department in their ongoing investigation and will not be providing any further comment at this time out of respect for the families and loved ones involved,” a statement from American Elm released hours after the shooting said.. – KDVR



Monday evening, you can join the community for a fundraiser at Hops & Pie on Tennyson St. in the Highlands. Door fee is $50 which will go to the GoFundMe page  to help support the family of the victims, there will also be items up for silent auction that you can bid on as well as complimentary snacks, drinks & other stuff that were donated from the hospitality community for you to nosh on. If you can’t make it to the event this evening but want to help the families, please visit the GoFundMe

Pictures courtesy of Denverite and Westword & Quote from KDVR