Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant Opening and Closing This Week, November 26-December 2

So Many Roads was ordered to close for the month of November.
So Many Roads was ordered to close for the month of November. Kyle Harris
Coming off a holiday, it's not surprising that there was a bit of a lull in restaurant openings. While November was busy overall, just two new places debuted in the past week: a Highlands Ranch outpost of Sweetgreen, the fast-casual chain's third in the state; and Gong Cha, a Taiwan-based beverage franchise making its Colorado debut.

So Many Roads Brewery, the psychedelic rock-themed venue formerly owned by Jay Bianchi, had agreed to close its doors for the month of November after being hit with an array of legal and code violations. While Sancho's Broken Arrow shuttered for good for similar violations and is facing a public-nuisance hearing on December 6, So Many Roads reopened on December 1 with a concert featuring the Cosmic Charlies.

This week also brought confirmation of the closure of Northside staple Burrito Giant. Its owners, Miguel and Trinidad Vigil, have opted for retirement, though longtime friend Marilyn Manchego-Baca may bring back the name for a food truck she's hoping to launch in the spring.

In other openings news:
Here's the complete list of restaurants and bars opening and closing this week.
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Sweetgreen's latest Colorado location is in Highlands Ranch.
Sweetgreen
Restaurants and bars opening this week:*

Gong Cha, 760 South Colorado Boulevard
Sweetgreen, 3620 East Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch

Restaurants and bars reopening this week:*

So Many Roads, 918 West First Avenue

Restaurants and bars closing this week:*

Burrito Giant, 4501 West 38th Avenue

*Or earlier and not otherwise reported.

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Molly Martin is the Westword Food & Drink editor. She’s been writing about the dining scene in Denver since 2013, and was eating her way around the city long before that. She enjoys long walks to the nearest burrito joint and nights spent sipping cocktails on Colfax.
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