Braun Taphaus Closes in Olde Town Arvada

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

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

The Baron family hit it big with its Udi's brand of breads and bakery cafes, but ever since they sold their gluten-free line of products to Smart Balance for a reported $125 million, things have been a little tough. First they had to rename all the cafes and bakeries that had previously been united under the Udi's moniker (that went with the sale) to either Silvi's Kitchen, Izzio Artisan Bakery or Etai's Bakery Cafe — a confusing move for many customers. And in November 2013, the family introduced another name — Braun Taphaus & Grille — in Olde Town Arvada.

A great corner location and a revitalized neighborhood that will soon have its own light rail stop weren't enough to save Braun, which is now closed and sporting For Lease signs in the windows. A separate sign on the front door apologizes to customers and directs them across the intersection to a Silvi's Kitchen — one of two in the metro area. The second is in the City Set development in Glendale; a third closed last winter to make room for the Baron family's new concept, the Good Son, in the Lowenstein building.

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.