Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Nug Nugs Diner is new, but you'll recognize the eggs Benedict and hashbrowns.
Nug Nugs Diner is new, but you'll recognize the eggs Benedict and hashbrowns. Courtesy Nug Nugs Diner
A Berkeley neighborhood favorite for breakfast has new ownership, and with it, a new name. Kyle Janes sold Kyle's Kitchen, which she had run since 2004, to Lisa Sanchez and her son Corry. Sanchez also owns the Berkeley Inn just down the street, so the cozy diner is keeping its neighborhood cred. While the new name, Nug Nugs Diner, may not flow off the tongue, rest assured that's just about the only change. Sanchez notes that the menu is staying as is, with the only change being the addition of corned beef hash, previously a weekend-only special, to the everyday slate.

By the way, the Berkeley neighborhood has no shortage of alliterative place names: After breakfast at Nug Nugs, you can grab lunch at Ginginbunbun, then cocktails at the Tatarian.

Here's our roundup of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of January 20 through January 26, plus links to coverage of current and upcoming activity:

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Jubilee Roasting Co., 1075 Park Avenue West
Lazo Empanadas, 303 16th Street
Mango Mango, 1144 South Colorado Boulevard


Restaurants Changing Names This Week*
Nug Nugs Diner (under new ownership), from Kyle's Kitchen, 4018 Tennyson Street

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Wholly Cannoli, 22691 East Aurora Parkway, Aurora

*Or earlier and not previously reported.

click to enlarge Ballmer Peak Distillery owners Austin Adamson and Eric Strom in front of their still. - LINNEA COVINGTON
Ballmer Peak Distillery owners Austin Adamson and Eric Strom in front of their still.
Linnea Covington
"Thanks to Ballmer Peak Distillery, Lakewood Has a Boozy Destination"


click to enlarge COURTESY JUBILEE ROASTING CO.
Courtesy Jubilee Roasting Co.
"Aurora's Jubilee Roasting Co. Comes to Curtis Park"

click to enlarge Parmesan risotto rice balls will be on the opening menu at West Main Taproom + Grill. - RAEMIRUE PHOTOGRAPHY
Parmesan risotto rice balls will be on the opening menu at West Main Taproom + Grill.
Raemirue Photography
"New Parker Eatery Features 14ers and Chef Tyler Wiard"

click to enlarge COURTESY THE BERKSHIRE/FACEBOOK
Courtesy The Berkshire/Facebook
"A Stapleton Pioneer Restaurant Will Close After Twelve Porky Years"

click to enlarge Inside The Feedery. - MARK ANTONATION
Inside The Feedery.
Mark Antonation
"Grow & Gather's Market, Farm and Restaurant Sprouts in Englewood"

Do you know of any openings or closings that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments or at [email protected]. And watch for our roundup of all the January action at the end of the week.
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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