Openings and Closings

Cafe Colore Closes in Writer Square; Illegal Burger Will Move In

Cafe Colore has been a fixture in downtown's Writer Square for as long as we care to remember, but the touristy pizza place is now closed. A new tenant, Illegal Burger, will be moving in later this summer after a renovation of the space.

Illegal Burger, operated by restaurateur Jim Nixon, currently has locations in Arvada and Evergreen and offers a range of burgers made from fresh (never frozen) beef and organic produce, as well as milkshakes, including boozy, adult blends.


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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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