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Garbanzo's opens today in Lakewood, the first of many restaurants in the Denver West project

The latest location of Garbanzo's in the Denver West development.
The latest location of Garbanzo's in the Denver West development.
Garbanzo's Facebook page

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual concept, will open its eighteenth location -- the sixteenth in Colorado -- today at 14740 West Colfax Avenue, in the new Denver West project. To celebrate, the restaurant will be giving away prizes and menu items all month long -- check the Facebook page to learn more.

And that's just the first of many restaurants that will be rolling out here.

Garbanzo's opens today in Lakewood, the first of many restaurants in the Denver West project

The development is also slated to get a Modmarket, a Bonefish Grill, a Carrabba's Italian Grill and a Five Guys Burgers & Fries, as well as Cafe Rio Mexican Grill and Cherry on Top Frozen Yogurt.

Jimmy John's and Chick-fil-A are set to open spots there as well.

And Panera Bread will open in the development at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12; the first 1,000 customers inside the cafe will receive a free Cinnamon Crunch Bagel and a free Panera Bread Coffee Tumbler with free refills through December 31; the first 500 customers in the drive-thru will also receive a free Cinnamon Crunch Bagel.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.