Get ready, Fruita. A new bar and restaurant will be opening soon at a very happening location just off of the town square.

Are you ready for a new place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks, and listen to live music? Well, you're in luck. The owners have gone live on Facebook with news of this brand-spanking-new establishment.

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A fun place with live music.

Looking at the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce official webpage, you see it reads:

COMING SOON! Koko's LLC is a new restaurant and bar located at 152 S. Mesa St. Fruita CO! Koko's features a friendly tavern environment to meet friends and business associates.

Koko's Tavern will be opening on April 23. You'll find it on S. Mesa Street in Fruita, south of the town square. Does that address sound familiar? It should.

This is why you recognize the address.

This location, 152 S. Mesa Street, has been a happenin' spot for decades. I can remember when it was Chaser's, and before that, if memory serves, Harvey's Circuit Club.

What do they offer?

According to their official Facebook page, Koko's Tavern is a "Friendly neighborhood bar with really good tavern food! DJ or live music every Friday and Saturday night." Did someone just say "live music"? Yes, they did. That's all I need to hear.

Are you looking for a gig?

Koko's Tavern is looking to hire. They're looking for "fun-loving, experienced bartenders and servers." If interested, apply in person beginning tomorrow, April 9, from 10 am to 5 pm at the tavern.

Meet the owners.

As it turns out, I've known the owners for years. They are FUN people. On top of that, they're locals. One of the owners graduated from Grand Junction High School back in the mid-80s.

They'll open on April 23, 2021.

The big night is just down the road. Be there Friday, April 23, for live music with Western Colorado's Desert Flyer Band.

Isn't it great to see a new business opening?

I always love it when locals open a new business. A venue with live music is just what the doctor ordered. Please make plans to be there on April 23 when they embark on this new adventure.

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