Openings and Closings

Nanna's Teas will go in where El Gordo Loco went out

El Gordo Loco was the first victim of our Best of Denver curse, shuttering just a few days after we bestowed it with the Best Breakfast Under $2 award. But the building won't stay empty for long: the house is getting a remodel and will reopen as Nanna's Teas.

This location is the second outpost of the Park Hill-based shop owned by Karen Renz, and she says the Highland address will sell loose and bulk teas to the neighborhood, just like the flagship.

But there's more: "We're expanding into a full restaurant as well," she notes, adding that Nanna's will also offer breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in a small dining room.

Renz says the place should open sometime during the first couple of weeks of June, "Probably the 6th, if all works out well."

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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