Tomorrow we'll publish our Restaurant Roll Call for September, compendium of all the openings and closings around town. And there were plenty of closings — some expected, some not. The original Las Delicias shuttered its doors, but promises to return to its Uptown home next spring after a big remodeling project. The Egg Shell had known for months it would have to leave its location in Cherry Creek to make way for a big retail project; its next destination is still unknown. Over at Eighth and Lincoln, Robert Tournier got an offer too good to refuse on his prime corner, and Le Central closed for good after 34 years, with only a few weeks’ notice. There was less notice than that in the Ballpark neighborhood, where last week Ryan Leinonen closed Trillium. And that news inspired this from April:
People can't afford those places anymore. There will be a lot more like it closing, I'm sure.
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