By Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe’s only gay bar has closed.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( that the Blue Rooster, the city’s last gay bar, shut its doors Friday.

Owner Doug Nava says not enough people were hitting downtown Santa Fe at night to help keep the Blue Rooster open.

Nava and his former partner opened the bar a year ago to fill a void left by the closing of the city’s only other gay bar.

The bar was named one of the 200 best gay bars in the world by

Mayor Javier Gonzales tried to boost the night life last year with free music events. But Nava says those events simply didn’t translate into more business.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican,

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