Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

A selection of loaves from Grateful Bread.
A selection of loaves from Grateful Bread. Mark Antonation
Every Saturday, we report the openings and closings for the week, including temporary closings of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and other food-service outlets. Those temporary time-outs occur for various reasons, and lately that reason has been staffing shortages. In Golden, Grateful Bread Company is ceasing baking operations this weekend until July 13 so that owner Jeff Cleary can hire and train a new crew. The weekly retail shop at 425 Violet Street in Golden is also closed for now.

On June 20, Ohana Island Kitchen closed for a day because owners Louie and Regan Colburn "literally cannot keep our kitchen open to save our lives," the couple shared on Instagram, adding "we feel your pain, @gratefulbreaddenver."


Even down in the suburbs, restaurants aren't immune. The Great Australian Bite, at the corner of Parker and Arapahoe roads, had to take a day off on April 28 for the same reason.

Still, more establishments keep opening, just adding to the labor crunch. Here's our complete list of what came and went this week, along with links to our original coverage.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Officers Club, 84 Rampart Way
Queen City Collective Coffee (Saturday), 305 West First Avenue
The Shanty Supper Club, 1033 East 17th Avenue

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Jack-n-Grill, 2524 Federal Boulevard and 9310 Sheridan Boulevard

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

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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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