When I ran into Bill Ward at Houston's in early April, he said that his MiniBar, a new watering hole that will be tucked into space under the old Village Inn in Cherry Creek, was moving slowly but steadily along. Now comes news that Ward has set a date fora a grand opening party of May 5, with regular service to the public starting May 8.
Michael Wahaltere is working with Ward as exec chef, consultant and manager. It's a "tiny slip of space," he told Lori Midson, that will "bring New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco energy to the Cherry Creek restaurant scene."
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Yes, the bar is small, but Ward has done big things with little packages before; he created Slim 7 out of alley space in Larimer Square, space that is now being used for Troy Guard's TAG, set to open May 18.