For years, nosy neighborhood groups, restaurant-industry insiders and food-and-beverage reporters have relied on the Denver Department of Excise & Licenses website, which features a page devoted to Liquor License Public Hearings. But for most of December, that page was blank. We contacted Stacie Loucks, head of the Excise and Licenses department, who told us that the city's tech division was working on an update. See also: Denver Hasn't Gone Dry -- But an Excise and Licenses Update Is Going Slowly
That update was completed last week, just in time to list a January 2 hearing for Homegrown Tap & Dough, Philip Failyou's place that opened this past summer at 1001 South Gaylord Street, a location that's been the focus of plenty of contention in the past.
And on tap for today are hearings for Drip Denver, at 955 Lincoln Street, and Cho77, the 48-seat noodle house that Cholon's Lon Symensma and managing partners Joe Vostrejs and Pat McHenry are putting into one of Denver's hottest restaurant blocks, at 42 South Broadway.