WSOP winner drops $8 million on Denver real estate

Francois Safieddine won the WSOP $2,500 NLHE event in 2007 to take home $521,785 and a WSOP bracelet.  In addition to that score, he has racked up over $1.8 million in live tournament winnings, but has been virtually absent from the tables since 2015.  Safieddine hasn't just been sitting back, enjoying the spoils of poker war, though - he's been on a mission.  He has become a restauranteur in Colorado and has now put down $8 million on his latest location. 

According to records, a two-story building with a large parking lot has been purchased by 2200 Larimer Hall LLC.  The company bought 2200, 2222, 2224 and 2234 Larimer St. this past Monday and the name of record behind the LLC is none other than Safieddine. 

Safieddine has owned a number of nightclubs in the area over the years and opened ViewHouse on Market St. in Denver in 2013.  The restaurant now also has locations in Littleton and Centennial, and another planned for Colorado Springs. 

There is no word yet on what the company plans on doing with its new purchase.  No plans have been submitting to the zoning department, but the current zoning permission for the location would allow for a building of up to eight stories.  The four different addresses that comprise the purchase total 0.72 acres. 

The two-story building that exists on one of the parcels is 12,139 square feet and is currently vacant.  The other three parcels are used as a public parking lot, which reportedly nets its owner or owners more than six figures annually. 

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