4

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse will vacate Pearl Street for 29th Street

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Last year, the block between 11th and 12th Streets on Boulder's Pearl Street saw one longtime resident exit and change, when the twenty-year-old Bookend Cafe shut down to make way for Riffs. And this year, another longtime resident of the block will pack up and move out.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse has kept a two-story outpost on that particular section of the mall since 1997, a unique, historic address for the California-based chain, which has recently expanded mostly through uniformly designed places in malls. But come this summer, BJ's will give up its digs and relocate.

Kate Honea Taggart, senior marketing manager for Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street development, says the restaurant chain is planting a location near 28th and Canyon, and construction has already begun.

Mike, a manager at the Boulder BJ's, won't say much, but he does confirm that once that new Twenty Ninth Street address is up and running, BJ's will close its space on Pearl Street and move operations there.

That means that BJ's is leaving behind a prime piece of real estate on the west end of Pearl Street -- and that address is already outfitted with a brewery, a hot selling point in a town where the craft brewing scene continues to evolve. There's no word yet on what might take over the space.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.