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

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James Blanchard, Jene Chapanar and Mark Blanchard (left to right) are ready to greet customers at the new Blanchard Family Wines tasting room.
Krista Kafer
"Great News for Wine Lovers: Blanchard Family Wines Opens Tonight"

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A former herbal remedy and vitamin store reopens as Federal Coffee.
James Anderson
"Family-Owned Federal Coffee Will Finally Open on Federal Boulevard"

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The Chinese burrito at Naked Bowl comes with a side of green chile.
Mark Antonation
"Here's Where to Get Chinese Burritos and Breakfast Fried Rice"

Squared Pizza couldn't find the formula.
Concept Restaurants
"Concept Restaurants Closes Its Detroit-Style Pizzeria in Boulder"

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La Chupaflor was located next door to Palenque and shared a patio.
Mark Antonation
"Adelitas Owner Closes Mexican Ice Cream Shop La Chupaflor"

All through 2018, we've been tracking openings and closings, and also sampling new food and booze along the way. The results of all that hard work? Among other things, our list of the ten best new bars to open in 2018.

Over the past two weeks, we've also shared our selections for the twelve best new restaurants and best new places for cheap eats. Looks like you've got some eating and drinking to do!

Meanwhile, have you spotted any openings or closings not on this list? Let us know in the comments or send an email to [email protected]; we're working on our year-end wrap-up and don't want to miss a thing.
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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.
Contact: Mark Antonation