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Exclusive: Troy Guard opening TAG|Raw Bar in Lowry, reconceptualizing Larimer Square space

Troy Guard is easily one of Denver's most prolific restaurateurs, a chef-owner who, in the past year alone, has opened three restaurants: Los Chingones, Sugarmill and Guard and Grace, a trio that joins TAG, TAG|Raw Bar and Tag Burger Bar, the latter of which will multiply later this year, when Guard opens a second TAG Burger Bar in the former Subway Tavern space in Sunnyside. And while he already has a tremendous amount on his plate, including numerous charity and chef gigs (on May 15, he'll celebrate TAG's fifth anniversary with the help of twelve of Denver's best chefs, the proceeds of which will benefit a local bulldog rescue group), there's more to come: In late September, he'll open a second TAG|Raw Bar in Lowry, and on July 1, he'll temporarily close the original TAG|Raw Bar in Larimer Square and reopen it on July 15 as a new, still unnamed concept.

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Lori Midson
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