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July has been blazing hot — with restaurant openings as well as the weather. But it seemed like for every new eatery that popped up, another favorite went dark. Here are the most recent restaurant and bar openings and closings in Denver, along with links to our original coverage. And for a look back on the year so far, see our complete slideshow of the most important debuts and closings of 2017.
Local(ish) opened three weeks ago on the Union Station platform.
Local(ish) Opens at the End of the Tracks at Union Station With Six Beers on Tap
Boxed Taco is now serving Mexican street food in Athmar Park.
Street-Food Veterans Open Taco Shop in a Box in Athmar Park
A customer reeling up for the bold double-axe throw.
c/o Bad Axe Throwing
A Cut Above: Two Axe-Throwing Venues Carve Out a Niche in Denver
Kaya toast with coconut jam and poached eggs.
Kaya Kitchen Comes to Avanti From ChoLon and Cho77 Team
The Thunderbird's retro style didn't leave a lasting impression on the neighborhood.
Thunderbird Imperial Lounge Closes at Former Home of Longo's Subway Tavern
Birdcall brought fried chicken sandwiches to Five Points in July.
Birdcall, From Park Burger Team, Opens in Five Points
There's one less slice in the big Beau Jo's pie. The Denver branch closes on July 30.
Beau Jo's Will Close in University Hills on July 30
Sean Kelly Sells Desmond Bar & Grill in Park Hill
Inside the newest Menya, which serves poke bowls as well as ramen.
Menya Ramen & Poke Now Serving Japanese Cuisine at Riverfront Park
Cool off with crab Louie on a chilled plate at French 75
Lucky Sevens: Frank Bonanno to Launch French 75 at 717 17th Street — on July 17