Some major openings, some sad closings: Our restaurant roll call for December
The last hurrah at the Pearl Street Grill.
There's always a lot of action at the end of the year, and 2011 was no exception: After last call early on December 31, the Pearl Street Grill closed its doors, after almost thirty years in business. The Pearl isn't gone for good, though. It will reopen in 2012 -- but in a different location on the street, with a definite concept, and perhaps even a new name.
Read on for the rest of the restaurant action in December:
Trillium transformed an old pawn shop on Larimer Street.
RESTAURANTS/VENUES/CLUBS OPENING IN DECEMBER*
Cedar Creek Pub, 2100 North Ursula Street, Aurora
Cherry, 231 Milwaukee Street
The Cow, 753 Santa Fe Drive
Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, 891 14th Street
East Meets West, 5480 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood
Fluff* Bar, 1516 Wazee Street
Greenhouse Cafe, 2190 South Delaware Street
Ignite!, 2124 Larimer Street
Lone Tree Brewing Company, 8222 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton
Pearl Street Steak Room, 1035 Pearl Street, Boulder
Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue
Pho 96, 2990 West Mississippi Avenue
Polished Tavern, 1512 Larimer Street
Shine, 2027 13th Street, Boulder
The 10th, Vail
Thai Gold, 714 14th Street, Golden
Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street
Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza, 1631 Wazee Street
Club 404 has closed, but it will reopen with new owners...and some updating.
RESTAURANTS/VENUES/CLUBS REOPENING IN DECEMBER*
Chili Verde, 3700 Tejon Street (after a kitchen fire)
Fat Frog Cafe, 2530 West Main Street, Littleton (after a renovation)
LoDo's Bar and Grill, 8545 South Quebec Street, Littleton (after an expansion)
Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder (after a fire)
Wild Catch, 1033 East 17th Avenue (after a change in staff/concept)
RESTAURANTS/VENUES/CLUBS CLOSING IN DECEMBER*
Apres Dessert Bar, 3801 West 32nd Avenue
Club 404, 404 Broadway
India's Pearl, 1471 South Pearl Street
Marie Callender's, 51 West Drive Creek, Littleton
Novo Coffee, 1200 Acoma Street, Unit A
One Dollar Mexican, 2675 West 38th Avenue
Pearl Street Grill, 1477 South Pearl Street
* or earlier, and not included in a previous roll call
Did we miss anything? Let us know below. And read our restaurant roll call for November here.
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