The south suburbs got a treat this week as Shake Shack opened in Highlands Ranch, adding the second Colorado outpost of the New York City burger chain; a third will land at Denver International Airport later this year. Also in the suburbs, Grateful Bread Company fired up the ovens after a three-week hiatus and will serve customers at its weekly retail shop today (Saturday, July 14). And in RiNo, coffee, booze and food-truck collective Improper City debuted on Friday the 13th, giving the neighborhood an all-day hangout for working, sipping and socializing.
Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for July 9 through July 15, 2018, plus links to our original coverage.
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Black Crow Gallery/Santa Fe Cookie Co., 144 West 12th Avenue
Dickey's Barbecue Pit, 4906 North Tower Road
Improper City, 3201 Walnut Street
Novel Strand Brewing, 305 West First Avenue
Shake Shack, 1509 Park Central Drive, Highlands Ranch
Restaurants and Bars Reopening This Week*
Grateful Bread Company, 425 Violet Street, Golden
*Or earlier, and not previously mentioned.
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