A few years back, some friends and I began to talk about our dreams and aspirations, which lead to our dream of Emporium Sports Bar in Fort Collins. We envisioned an atmosphere where all would feel welcomed and ready for a good time. We started talking about how it would be really awesome to theme a bar after Dazed and Confused, the movie which took place back in the 70’s. In the movie, Emporium, was the name of a pool hall and local hot spot where everyone congregated. We wanted a place like that in Fort Collins to call our own.
From there, an opportunity arose that would make this dream a reality. Brian Noel, Roger Martin, and myself became partners in this journey. We each had something special to bring to the table, which created a place for locals to call their home bar. Without each partners input, Emporium would not be what it is today. As a partnership, we brought together ideas to create the perfect 70’s vibe and décor for an epic pool hall and Fort Collins sports bar.