Although the metro area's third Earls was rumored to be opening today in the former home of Ocean at 201 Columbine Street, it now looks like that will be pushed back until Friday, November 27 (according to the poor fellow who just opened the phone at 5:50 a.m.). But there were signs of life in the place last night -- probably a test run -- and the much-renovated interior, which is far more open than it was as Jim Sullivan's Mao/Ocean, looks finished.
Here's the word (if a bit garbled) from the Earls' website: "Earls Cherry Creek brings a big spark of West Coast styled welcome to one of Denver's hippest shopping destinations. From the warm embrace of the greeting area to the natural energy of the bar, to the inspired confines of the dining area, you'll feed off the vibe as much as the menu. With one of the most vibrant patios in the city, Earls Cherry Creek makes for a truly inspiring oasis."