The Dark Horse is a world-famous restaurant and bar that has been a Colorado staple since 1975.

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Located at 2922 Baseline Road in Boulder, Colorado, the landmark is famous for being decorated with old movie props, antiques, portraits, and just about anything else you can imagine on every single wall and ceiling of its sizeable building.

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The Dark Horse is also a favorite setting to watch sports, including University of Colorado football, and has some of the best burgers in town.

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However, newly unearthed architectural plans suggest that a big development project might be on the table that if completed, would see the famous bar and restaurant demolished.

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What’s Going to Happen to Colorado’s Iconic Dark Horse?

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According to the plans, the area that the Dark Horse has called home for nearly half a century would become what’s being called Williams Village II and would see the restaurant torn down in favor of six new buildings in a total of three phases.

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The concept comes from The Williams Family who have partnered with Morgan Creek Ventures and Coburn Architecture which shows that the area would replace the Dark Horse and surrounding buildings with residential and commercial buildings to include student housing, a hotel, a restaurant, and a parking garage.

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In addition to the wild décor, the Dark Horse is said to serve “Boulder’s Best Burgers” and “Boulder’s Best Wings,” with USA Today once calling the iconic restaurant one of the “places to eat a burger worthy of paradise.”

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Little is known with regard to a timeline of when Colorado will lose this legendary establishment in favor of the new development, but if it does in fact come to fruition, it will be a sad day for the Centennial State.

In the meantime, check out the full set of plans here.

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