Blue Sushi Sake Grill could have LoDo swimming in sushi

Last fall a load of pizza joints signed on to open in LoDo; now it looks like LoDo could soon be swimming in sushi.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill, an Omaha-based chain, has signed on to take the space at 1616 16th Street that had once been half of Dixons. "We are excited to announce that we will be opening our 5th location this summer," reads the Blue Sushi website. "We're going to Denver!"

Two blocks away at 1520 Blake Street, the former home of Organixx has been leased to another sushi spot. The oldest sushi joint in Lodo is Sonoda's, at 1620 Market Street; it's part of a homegrown chain of four restaurants.

As for new pizza joints, the other half of the Dixons space is becoming Lucky Pie, a sibling to the Lucky Pie in Louisville. In another split of space, Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza opened in December in the former bar area of Big Game at 1631 Wazee Street (the rest of the space is now District Meats). And come March, Toppings -- a take-it-and-bake-it pizza shop -- is slated to open at 1433 17th Street.

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