Spring is in the air and Denver restaurant brands are growing like flowers poking up through the snow. Among them: Bacon Social House, which took over the former home of Morning Collective on South Broadway; Denver Beer Co., which opened its first restaurant-centered brewery near the University of Denver; Crock Spot, which now has two Denver locations; and Forget Me Not, a breezy cocktail bar from the Culinary Creative group (which also runs Señor Bear, Mister Oso and Bar Dough, among others).
But a few indies also started welcoming customers. Knox Pizza & Tap opened in the more-homey-than-hip Barnum neighborhood, and the Green Collective is now serving up healthy fare in LoHi. Other places you should add to your restaurant rotation? MonoMono, a new downtown Korean eatery specializing in fried chicken, and Open, a sandwich shop with menu offerings designed by several of Denver's top chefs.\
In Boulder, Arcana said goodbye after five years in business. But the ownership is planning something new for the spot, so be on the lookout for Supermoon — expected to rise in early summer.
Here's our complete list of openings and closings in March 2021:
Restaurants and Bars Opening in March*
Bacon Social House, 2160 South Broadway
Bird Bakery, 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village
Colorado Cherry Company, 4000 Tennyson Street
Crock Spot, 2878 Fairfax Street
Denver Beer Co., 2425 South Downing Street
Elevat38, 5455 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
Famille, 8875 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster
Forget Me Not, 227 Clayton Street
The Green Collective, 2158 West 32nd Avenue
Hidden Gems, 1411 Larimer Street
Knox Pizza & Tap, 100 Knox Court
MonoMono Korean Fried Chicken, 1550 Blake Street
Nola Jane Restaurant & Bar, 1435 Market Street
Open (at American Bonded), 2706 Larimer Street
Pour House on Market, 1410 Market Street
Ruby Ru's Street Eatery, 1280 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette
Shake Shack, 1680 29th Street, Boulder
Squeeze Juicery (at Kobe An), 3400 Osage Street
Restaurants Moving in March*
Illegal Pete's (from 1530 16th Street), 1610 16th Street
Restaurants and Bars Closing in March*
Arcana, 909 Walnut Street, Boulder
The Corner Beet Cherry Creek, 165 St. Paul Street (The original Corner Beet at 1401 Ogden Street remains open.)
La Milpa, 840 Lincoln Street
Streets Denver, 1501 East Colfax Avenue
*Or earlier, and not previously reported.
Do you know of any openings or closings that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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