Openings and Closings

All the Restaurant and Bar Openings and Closings This Week

Federal Coffee looks out onto Federal Boulevard just north of West 23rd Avenue.
Federal Coffee looks out onto Federal Boulevard just north of West 23rd Avenue. James Anderson
Along Federal Boulevard within Denver city limits, there are only a couple of coffee shops, both Starbucks: That's a ten-mile stretch of urban surface street with no locally owned cafes. But our intrepid coffee hunter, Danielle Krolewicz, has been keeping an eye on Federal Coffee, which has been showing signs of life over the past year, and it's finally opening, on December 15, on the northwest corner of Federal and West 23rd Avenue.

While Federal Boulevard has a long way to go before reaching maximum caffeine saturation, Federal Coffee is a promising sign — as is nearby Sun Valley Kitchen & Community Center — that local business owners can make a go of it in less trendy neighborhoods.

Here's our complete list of bar and restaurant openings and closings this week, along with links to our original coverage.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Aviano Coffee, 215 St. Paul Street
Blanchard Family Wines, 1855 Blake Street, Suite 120
Federal Coffee (Saturday), 2307 Federal Boulevard
Lou's Italian Specialties, 3357 Downing Street
Paris Crepe, 3926 Tennyson Street

Restaurants Moving This Week*
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant (from 2010 16th Street), 1710 Pearl Street

Restaurant and Bars Closing This Week*
La Chupaflor, 11 East Louisiana Avenue
Squared Pizza + Beer, 1123 Walnut Street, Boulder

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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