Curtis Park Creamery II shuts down in Aurora

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The Curtis Park Creamery has been slinging budget Mexican fare in the Curtis Park/Five Points area for over forty years. And in January 2013, the owners finally opened a second location in Aurora, calling it, not surprisingly, Curtis Park Creamery II. But now you'll have to head back to the original location at 30th and Champa streets if you want your fill of simple but satisfying burritos, tamales and enchiladas.

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The Aurora location shut its doors for good in late June, perhaps because Aurora residents lacked the connection to the original and the name didn't give much context -- since the place was neither a creamery nor located in Curtis Park. Of course, the original hasn't been an ice cream joint since before 1969, but locals and regulars knew the history.

The Curtis Park Creamery management had this to say on the restaurant's Facebook page:

We regret to have to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closing our Havana/Aurora location today. It was in our best interest to move on, at this point we are uncertain that we will be opening a second location. As always we appreciate all of our customers and we will happy to serve you at The Original Curtis Park Creamery at 908 30th St, Denver. Thank you all for your support!

If you were a fan of the Aurora location but have never been to the original location, you'll find the same tasty menu, but you won't find tables: The Curtis Park Creamery is take-out only.

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