On Sunday, March 18, McCabe’s Tavern in downtown Colorado Springs, hosts an Irish wake, a proper send-off for the 12-year-old pub from 11:00 a.m. until midnight before closing their doors. McCabe’s reopens in late May as Streetcar520, a new 3,300-square foot restaurant to feature globally-inspired, contemporary cuisine with sharable plates.

The name is an homage to the building which once stored and maintained streetcars that traveled down Tejon Street from 1902 to 1932, and now operates as McCabe’s dining room. Ari Howard, McCabe’s owner, says that the Streetcar520 concept is a conglomeration of their “historical roots and our own future vision.”

Photo credit: McCabe’s Tavern

Howard plans to honor the memories and traditions of McCabe’s throughout the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but indicates that Streetcar520 progresses beyond the offerings of a conventional British watering hole. She invites patrons to “slow down, taste and come together” and continue “breaking bread” which Howard calls “essential” to promote fellowship.

“This area is experiencing an exciting transformation,” says Howard. “We created a foundation on which we are passionate about building upon and growing during this invigorating revitalization. We are most pleased about the opportunity to continue serving the wonderful people of our community.”