Dozens of restaurants are in the pipeline right now, but there's only one definite opening scheduled between now and 2012: Ignite! , an "urban gastropub" in a former pawn shop at 2124 Larimer Street.
Ignite! is a project by Concept Restaurants -- owned by Frank Day (the founder of Rock Bottom, among many ventures), R. Kevin Brown and J. Allen Adams -- and is right next to Trillium, Ryan Leinonen's restaurant that made its debut earlier this month.
Ignite! is opening on December 26, and it's got a deal for you: If you show up for lunch on any of its first three days in business and buy a beverage, your lunch is free. And from 5 to 6 p.m. December 28-30, Ignite! will offer complimentary spirits tastings in the bar.
Ignite! has a strong motive for opening: While the rooftop deck won't be available for dining until spring, it will have a great view of the downtown fireworks on December 31.