Openings and Closings

Krewe Crescent City BBQ Closes, Will Merge With Stoney's

The corner of 11th Avenue and Lincoln Street has swallowed a lot of restaurants over the years; Krewe Crescent City BBQ didn't even make it a year. Opened on Super Bowl weekend last spring, Krewe is closing today with a plan to reopen as an expansion of Stoney's Bar and Grill next door.

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The building is owned by Curt Sims, who once ran the Denver Buffalo Company here and, when it wound up back in his hands two years ago, tried the short-lived Cantina.

Then Stoney Jesseph and Will Trautman, who operate Stoney's, decided to try putting Krewe in that spot -- but business was far from smoking. Now the two plan to convert the vacant space into a private party area for Stoney's.

Unlike the corner spot, which has seen many bars and clubs come and go -- the Hive, the Donkey Den, Sutra and Cielo among them -- Stoney's has made itself at home in the Golden Triangle's bar scene for more than four years. Maybe combining the two addresses will finally lift the curse.

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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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