With Dylan Currier now in charge of The Archives
, hidden bar Sakura Speakeasy lacks a head bartender to guide it and, as such, co-owner Sean Fitzgerald has decided to close it — for now.
"We are currently discussing our options of whether to continue with it at its current location or if we should move it to its own location," he says via text. Whatever direction he and wife/co-owner Inez decide to take the Japanese inspired bar, that decision will come only after they've selected a new head bartender to direct the space.
To that end, the Indy
has removed Sakura Speakeasy from this year's Best Of Colorado Springs
ballot. Though you can still vote for the Fitzgeralds' other establishments, the Wobbly Olive, and The Collective.
The garden geisha, early iteration pictured, blends Tanqueray Rangpur gin with Domaine de Canton, apple juice, fennel syrup, and lemon.