Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Highland residents now have a Cart-Driver of their own.
Laura Shunk
Highland residents now have a Cart-Driver of their own.
The long-awaited opening of Cart-Driver's second location has arrived. The wood-fired pizzeria and Italian street-food eatery claimed the adjoining spaces that were last Z Cuisine and Z Cuisine à Côté (which both closed back in 2016) two years ago, slowly turning them into one big space that also includes what was once an art gallery. Expect more of what made the original Cart-Driver such a great addition to the RiNo neighborhood when it opened in 2014: more pizzas, more cocktails, more good times.

In Aurora, the metro area's only Egyptian restaurant, Koshari Time, is now closed. If you were lucky enough to try the carb-heavy namesake dish (made with macaroni noodles, lentils, rice, fried onions and chickpeas) or the equally tasty hawawshi flatbread sandwiches, you'll know that the closing is a loss to the city's international restaurant scene. Also closing this week was Jack's Uptown Grille, which took over the former home of the still-missed P17 in April 2017.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week starting December 9, 2019, plus links to coverage of recent and upcoming activity:
click to enlarge Jared Leonard is now serving these burgers at Hamburger Stan, inside Zeppelin Station. - MARK ANTONATION
Jared Leonard is now serving these burgers at Hamburger Stan, inside Zeppelin Station.
Mark Antonation
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Cart-Driver LoHi, 2239 West 30th Avenue
Grow & Gather, 900 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood
Hamburger Stan (inside Zeppelin Station), 3501 Wazee Street
Honey Elixir Bar, 2636 Walnut Street
Pizzeria Locale Stapleton, 7505 East 29th Place
Raising Cane's, 14241 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Jack's Uptown, 1600 East 17th Avenue
Koshari Time, 1155 South Havana Street, Aurora
Daddy's, 1120 East Sixth Avenue.
Spring Cafe, 1373 Grant Street


*Or earlier and not previously reported.

click to enlarge Chef Duy Pham is joined in the kitchen by his son, Brenan. - MARK ANTONATION
Chef Duy Pham is joined in the kitchen by his son, Brenan.
Mark Antonation
"It's Knives Out for Chef Duy Pham at His New Downtown Restaurant"

click to enlarge Crooked Stave is moving out of the Source and reopening its barrel-house taproom. - CROOKED STAVE
Crooked Stave is moving out of the Source and reopening its barrel-house taproom.
Crooked Stave
"Crooked Stave Will Reopen Sunnyside Taproom — and Close at the Source"

click to enlarge C Squared just bought the farm. - COURTESY OF C SQUARED CIDERS
C Squared just bought the farm.
Courtesy of C Squared Ciders
"C Squared Ditches Denver to Become a Farmhouse Cidery"


click to enlarge Pizzeria Locale is now open in Stapleton. - MARK ANTONATION
Pizzeria Locale is now open in Stapleton.
Mark Antonation
"First New Denver Pizzeria Locale in Five Years Opens"

Do you know of any openings or closings that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments, or send an email to [email protected].