Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Liberati is bringing Italian food, beer and style to Curtis Park.
Liberati is bringing Italian food, beer and style to Curtis Park. Danielle Lirette

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Liberati opens Monday, October 29, in the former Golden Bell Press building on Champa Street.
Danielle Lirette
"Liberati Is Ready to Stun With Italian Restaurant and Brewery"

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White Fence Farm opened 45 years ago.
White Fence Farm
"White Fence Farm Will Close After 45 Years, 5 Million Chicken Dinners"

Fat Jack's closed its three locations.
Westword
"Eighteen Years of Fat Jack's Has Come to an End"

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The Campus Lounge is re-re-born.
Mark Antonation
"Campus Lounge Reopens Under New Ownership — Again"

*Or earlier, and not previously mentioned.

With the end of the year in sight, would-be restaurateurs are scurrying to finish other projects. Will 2018 top all other years for openings? And with the market getting so crowded, will we see a record number of closings?

On October 27, White Fence Farm revealed that it will serve its last chicken dinner on December 30, ending a 45-year run. An equally long-lived eatertainment spot, Old Spaghetti Factory, has already closed downtown, followed by the decades-old Paramount Cafe. November 11 will be the last day for Govnr's Park, and in December Marlowe's and Lala's will also issue last call.

Have you spotted any other openings or closings around town? Let us know in the comments or via email at [email protected].
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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