While independent restaurants are struggling, with little hope of relief from Washington, D.C. (which hasn't gotten any closer to signing a new pandemic relief bill), big restaurant chains are on the move in the south suburbs. Eddie V's Prime Seafood opened this week in Greenwood Village, bringing a new concept to town from the Darden Group, which also runs Olive Garden, Yard House, Capital Grille and Bahama Breeze, among others. The spacious seafood house is just four miles up I-25 from the similarly named but completely unrelated Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood. Along with seafood, live music and cocktails, Eddie V's notes that "through its Harvest Program, the restaurant prepares its surplus food that is not served to guests for donation to Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry."
In Wheat Ridge, the lease is ending at the five-year-old Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market, at 7043 West 38th Avenue, so the market has decided to close permanently. Shoppers have until October 31 to pick up their winter squash and other fall produce. After that, owners Dick and Margaret Barkey will be returning full-time to their Wise Acre Farm in Fort Lupton.
But for a very different kind of market, you can now visit Farmers Market LSQ, which has opened in Larimer Square in the former home of the Market.
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Here's our complete list of restaurant openings for the week of October 12 through October 18, 2020:
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 5111 DTC Parkway, Greenwood Village
Existential Slices, 711 East Sixth Avenue
Farmers Market LSQ, 1445 Larimer Street
Garage Sale, 1460 Larimer Street
*Or earlier, and not previously reported.
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