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La Scala Closes, and a Garlic Knot Has Tied Up the Space on South Logan

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The area just north of West Washington Park was a hot dining destination four years ago, with spots like Cafe|Bar and Bittersweet opening to much acclaim. Although Bittersweet is still going strong, Cafe|Bar recently morphed into Grey Cactus Cucina Bar. And now La Scala, an intimate Italian eatery that opened quietly in May 2011, has closed just as quietly.

La Scala locked the doors for good at the end of service on January 31. After remodeling, the space at 282 South Logan Street will reopen as a Garlic Knot, featuring pasta and New York pizza "made from generations-old recipes that have been perfected over the past several years at our locations," according to the Garlic Knot website. And, of course there are custom-made garlic knots, as well as ice cream bars at some locations, including the Garlic Knot in Mayfair.

The Garlic Knot is based in Florida, where it has one store, but the chain has been growing rapidly in Colorado, the only other state it's ventured into -- so far. There are already ten Garlic Knots in metro Denver, and in addition to the new store on South Logan, there will soon be a Garlic Knot in Centennial.


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