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All the Restaurant Openings and Closings This Week

Smokin Yard's opened on the final weekend of 2017.
Smokin Yard's opened on the final weekend of 2017. Mark Antonation
The week following the winter holidays can seem as slow as molasses, but behind the scenes, restaurateurs are busy polishing the glassware and chefs are putting final touches on dishes at eateries that will open in the days ahead. This week, two familiar names popped up in new places: Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar moved from its longtime home in downtown Boulder to new digs just a few blocks away, while former RiNo beer maker Zephyr Brewing resurfaced in a north Denver warehouse district.

Here's a complete list of openings and moves this week, along with links to stories of other recent openings in the final days of 2017.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week
Zoës Kitchen, 2023 South Colorado Boulevard

Restaurants and Bars Moving This Week
Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar, 2480 Canyon Street, Boulder
Zephyr Brewing, 1609 East 58th Avenue, Unit G


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Little Gingko is finally open on East 13th Avenue.
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Little Gingko Is Now Open in Capitol Hill

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The Emich sisters — Jennifer, Jill and Jessica — are putting a little Shine back in Boulder.
The Emich Triplets Reopen Shine in Boulder

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Former RiNo brewer Zephyr Brewing Co. found a new home.
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Zephyr Brewing Reopens Friday in New Production Facility and Taproom

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Smokin Yard's brings all the barbecue lovers to the Yard.
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Smokin Yard's Is Smokin' Up the Yard


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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.
Contact: Mark Antonation