Highland will get its own Park Burger on February 20

Construction is almost complete on the new Park Burger in Highland
Construction is almost complete on the new Park Burger in Highland
Lori Midson

"We're finally close," reports Jean-Phillipe Failyau. Close, that is, to unleashing Park Burger No. 3 in the Highland neighborhood, which, says Failyau, will open, construction permitting, on Sunday, February 20 in the former An's Lemongrass Grille space at 2643 West 32nd Avenue. "The reason I chose the Highlands location," explains Failyau, "is that it's a great neighborhood similar to Platt Park, where people appreciate good food." "There's lots of foot traffic, tons of families and young professionals, he adds.

The modern quarters, which are similar to the original Park Burger at 1890 South Pearl Street (and vastly different from Park and Co, at 439 East Seventeenth Avenue) will seat fifty butts total in the dining room and at the bar, and the menu, promises Failyau, won't veer from the original, either. "It's going to be 100 percent the same on the food end, with the only changes being in the beer and wine selection," he says, noting that the wine roster will be trimmed down, while the beer syllabus will offer different bottlings and drafts not poured at the other locations.

And you could be the first to sample the suds (and burgers) at a friends and family night on February 19, if you "like" Park Burger on Facebook, and answer a question that requires a certain degree of mathematical prowess -- specifically, how many orders of sweet potato fries has the Platt Park Park Burger sold since opening on May 15, 2009?

We have no idea, but we're guessing it's enough to keep the sweet potato farming community on the map for years to come.

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