El Rincon’s last stand
El Rincon will serve its final cervezas Saturday night.
The downtown Mexican restaurant and bar, operating since last year as El Rincon and for 28 years before that as La Cantina, is closing its doors and turning over to new ownership.
The bar at the corner of Mill and Main streets has been a locals’ staple over the past three decades, from apres-ski to Election Night celebrations and concessions.
Closing night will be an informal “drink-up” party as the bar attempts to get rid of its booze in another bittersweet celebration as Aspen says goodbye to the watering hole.
The new owners — Aspenites and former Cantina staffers Darren Chapple and Adam Malmgren — are expected to open a remodeled new restaurant in the space in December.