In-the-works restaurants have been scurrying to get open before the end of 2012 -- and capture that all-important holiday business. Although many of the more ambitious projects have already postponed their openings until January, more than a dozen restaurants and eateries did get their doors open in December...and just a handful gave up the ghost this past month. Keep reading for our restaurant roll call for the past month. See also: - five restaurants that both opened and closed in 2012...and a bonus revival - Restaurant roll call for November - La Cave now serving in Lakewood RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN DECEMBER:* Baba & Pop's, food cart Bin 1884 Cheese Bar, 1886 South Pearl Street Bop & Gogi, 10639 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial Cheapskates Action Sports Bar, 2627 South Parker Road, Aurora Cru A Wine Bar, 8500 Pena Boulevard Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 14740 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood Gatsby's, 1527 Wazee Street Glaze: The Baum Cake Shoppe, 1160 Madison Street Hugo's Colorado Beer & Spirits, 1205 East 13th Avenue Jezebel's, 3301 Tejon Street La Cave, 360 Union Boulevard Larkburger, 4660 West 121st Avenue, Broomfield Larkburger, 1617 California Street Mali Thai Cuisine, 4955 South Ulster Street Mountain Standard, 193 Gore Creek Drive, Vail Pablo's Coffee, 1300 Pennsylvania Street Pho 38 & Noodle House, 2915 West 38th Avenue Stoney's Full Steam Tavern, 1434 Blake Street Sushi Katsu, 9555 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood Very Nice Brewing Co., 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland Vesper Lounge, 233 East Seventh Avenue Weathervane Cafe, 1725 East 17th Avenue RESTAURANTS/VENUES CLOSING IN DECEMBER*:
Burnsley Hotel, including restaurant and lounge, 1000 Grant Street Historic El Rancho, 29260 Highway 40, Evergreen Simply Sloppy Joes, 6761 West Mississippi Avenue Tossa, 2400 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
* or earlier, and not included in a previous Restaurant Roll Call.
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