We had the good fortune of connecting with Isaac Domingue and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Isaac, how does your business help the community?
Tracks has been the home for people of all backgrounds, orientations, creeds, and influences, for over 40 years. A place where all people can be themselves. It’s been a safe place for individuals to meet others in their most vulnerable times; when they learn who they are, and in many cases, when their own families turn them away. As we continue to be a safe place, we also support non-profits in Denver and the growth and success of our neighborhood. It’s been an honor to work with Andy Feinstein, second generation owner, as he’s instilled the importance of solid business practices, community engagement, and the importance of finding your passion and aligning it with the work we do here. We do more than produce events and bring people together. We do what we do well, because we’re consistently reminded that our creativity and drive for growth should always be a guiding factor in the programming and caliber of work that we do.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As mentioned, Tracks is over 40 years old and has been the premier LGBTQ+ venue since it’s creation. The history of being a safe place for all spans back to the 1980s, when Marty, the OG owner, would allow homeless youth to sleep inside the club to get out of the cold. His motto of acceptance and the values he instilled in his employees in the 20 years to come, is what has carried Tracks through the aids pandemic, the financial crises, the club shootings, and the pandemic of COVID-19. It’s no mistake Tracks has lasted as a safe place for all to meet people and socialize. It will always have it’s place in the community and will do everything it can to stay true to the integrity of what this place was founded on.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I may be bias, but I always bring people to Tracks! We have the best music, dancing, crowds, and diversity in the city for a night of going out. I always bring people to DiFranco’s Italian, Denver’s best Italian food, in my opinion. Looking for a good view of the city? Avanti has both good drinks and a view!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I could not be in the place I’m in today without the guidance, critacism, support, and mentorship, of my previous boss, Erik Arradando. He lived the life here and helped prepare me for a job I never knew would be so impactful. I would like to thank the countless customers that shared their stories with me and how my influence and the Tracks family either saved their life literally, or helped them better understand who they were and that that was okay. That they were enough. To my best friends that listened to my venting and encouraged me to work harder and to not forget who I was no matter how hard things seemed to be. Thankful for those who reminded me that there is always a big picture, and that it’s so easy to see what’s right in front of you in the moment of stress or pain. Lastly, my life partner, Ryan. For always pushing me and encouraging me to be my best self and for reminding me when I needed it most, of the strength and tenacity
Yelp: Tracks Nightclub