After nearly four months of construction, Aviano Coffee is finally pouring again in Cherry Creek. Back in January, Aviano had to move -- quickly -- to a new home at 244 Detroit Street; it closed in May for major renovation work. And while not yet fully operational, Aviano launched its "soft open" today to give customers a feel for the new location. With no sign and no pastry bar, word-of-mouth and the strong smell of coffee in the air are bringing in the customers for now.
Aviano's is scheduled to have a grand opening celebration on September 26, but will remain open until then -- although regulars may be roughing it a bit. "We've had a cult following here in Cherry Creek for a while now, so I'm seeing a lot of the same customers," explains owner Doug Naiman. "A lot of people have been patiently waiting for us to open back up."
And now they've been rewarded with an expansive new space, but the same great coffee. Here's a look at the new, improved Aviano.