Openings and Closings

Every Denver Restaurant Opening and Closing This Week

Inside West Colfax Avenue's newest coffee and kombucha bar.
Inside West Colfax Avenue's newest coffee and kombucha bar. Courtesy Brew Culture
In 2016, Boone's Tavern owner Brian Midtbo transformed his University of Denver sports bar into a slightly more upscale watering hole called the Rosedale. Two years earlier, he had portioned off part of Boone's and turned it into a neigbhorhood bistro called Atticus. While Boone's in its heyday was regularly packed with raucous college kids, its replacements were a little more sedate. This week both Atticus and the Rosedale closed, although Midtbo's other eatery, Blackbird Public House, remains open not too far way in West Washington Park. Competition has grown in the Rosedale neighborhood over the past couple of years, especially with the Post Brewing Co. coming to South Broadway. And over on South Pearl Street, new eateries and old favorites continue to draw the neighborhood.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of September 17 through September 22, 2018, plus links to our original coverage and upcoming openings and closings.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Brew Culture, 3620 West Colfax Avenue

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Atticus, 1115 East Evans Avenue
The Rosedale, 1135 East Evans Avenue

*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.
Contact: Mark Antonation