For several years, it housed Fisher Clark Urban Delicatessen, a stellar sandwich shop that shuttered in 2010 when owner Mark Clark, who had worked at the long-gone Tante Louise, sold it to Laurie Page and Stacy Irwin, who turned the space into Loaves n Ladles, a soup-and-sandwich joint that sucked -- and closed just five months after it opened.
But it hung on longer than Apple Spice Junction, a nationwide sandwich chain that relocated from its former Denver digs at 43 West Ninth Avenue -- now Charcoal -- earlier this summer to take a chance on the Bonnie Brae neighborhood space. But now, it, too, has closed, leaving in its wake an empty storefront that can't seem to keep a tenant.
Three delis have occupied that address, all of which have closed, which suggests that the neighborhood isn't clamoring for cold cuts.
But it is whining for a taqueria.