Iconic Denver watering hole has new owners who vow no change

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DENVER -- Denver's oldest continuing running watering hole has been sold, but the new owners say there won't be any changes.

Three years before Colorado became a state, it was first known as the Highland House. Later, it was Whitey's and then Paul's Place in the 1960s. Since 1970, it's been known as My Brother's Bar.

Danny Newman of Denver is very familiar with My Brother's Bar. He's been going there since he was a small boy.

"My mom started working here when I was four. I even remember coming here with her for her interview," he said.

That was 28 years ago.

"She's worked here continuously since then," Newman said.

My Brother's Bar is rich in authentic history. Original wood bar, original tin ceiling, original floors. Even the mechanical and loud cash register is from the 1960s.

You won't find a television hanging from the ceiling blaring out, either.

"This is our staircase to nowhere," Newman said.

Newman points to a once-functional stairway when the bar was two floors. Now it just dead ends into a wall.

Newman is the new owner, and he said he's not changing a thing.

"We needed to make sure that this kind of piece of Denver history remains," he said.

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