Opened in 2021 in the shell of what was once a C.B. & Potts in Greenwood Village, the Grange Hall – started by noted Denver restauranteur Troy Guard – is now owned by massive, publicly-traded, Houston-based RCI (“Rick’s”) Hospitality Holdings after Guard’s restaurant group sold the shared space in December for $5.2 million, according to The Denver Post.

The Grange Hall – currently occupied by food-truck-sized pop-up restaurants Champagne & Charcuterie, Little Chingones, The Crack Shack, Menya Ramen, Seoul Mandoo, Sushi Mune, Tilford’s Wood Fired Pizza, Uptown & Humboldt, and nanobrewery Little Dry Creek Brewing – may not see a massive overhaul, despite the fact that RCI Hospitality Holdings’ portfolio includes 26 strip clubs, including Denver’s La Boheme and Diamond Cabaret.

What appears to be an odd fit on the surface didn’t appear to come as a surprise to Guard. “We created Grange Food Hall to fill what we felt was a gap in the food hall offerings in the Denver area. I think my TAG Restaurant Group team and partners at KKT Management have built an incredible brand and reputation, and created the gathering space I always envisioned,” Guard said in a statement. “That’s why it was no surprise when the Rick’s team approached us with an offer we couldn’t refuse.”

Rick’s is expected to add a smaller version of their military-meets-Hooters-styled Bombshells restaurant, and use the Little Dry Creek brewery to make beers for RCI’s other properties within Colorado. The company also has Bombshells locations in Aurora and Central City.

The press release from RCI detailed the finances of the deal. “Consideration paid was $5.2 million, consisting of $1.875 million in cash and a 5-year, 6.67% bank financing note with a 25-year amortization. The food hall at the popular 12,500 square foot location at 6575 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard offers sushi, charcuterie, Italian artisanal sandwiches, Korean dumplings, Mexican dishes, ramen, pizza, and Mediterranean specialties.”