Openings and Closings

New Digs for Longtime Favorites: Restaurant Roll Call for June 2015

The restaurant scene did some shuffling in June, with Taste of Thailand moving from its longtime Englewood location to a new spot in Denver on South Broadway, Pho Duy moving one storefront north (into the short-lived Wonderbowl space), and Blue Pan Pizza bringing Detroit-style pies to West 32nd Avenue after the departure of Connecticut-style pizza joint Basil Doc's — which still has three other Denver locations to find it's thin-crust delights. 

But there were also spacious new digs for Fire on the fourth floor of the new Art Hotel and the Breckenrdige Brewery, which fired up production at its massive new Littleton campus and opened the door for tours and tastings. 

The Boulder Cafe poured its last drinks this month, ending a 24-year run on Pearl Street, where the building owners hope to bring in a more modern concept. Here's a complete list of this month's restaurant and bar openings and closings:

740 Front, 740 Front Street, Louisville
Barnett & Son Brewing Co., 18425 Pony Express Drive, Parker
Blue Pan Pizza, 3930 West 32nd Avenue
The Boardroom Sports Bar & Steakhouse, 51 West Dry Creek Court, Littleton
Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton
Brik on York, 2223 East Colfax Avenue
Choppers Custom Salads, 1765 Blake Street
Esters, 1950 South Holly Street
Fire, 1201 Broadway
Kneaders Bakery Cafe, 7945 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Mighty Joe's Kitchen, 10160 West 50th Avenue #5, Wheat Ridge
Milk & Honey Restaurant-Bar, 1414 Larimer Street
Moxie Bread Company, 641 Main Street, Louisville
Skeye Brewing, 900 West Hover Street, Longmont
Smokin Fins, 2575 West Main Street. Littleton
Snooze, 10002 Commons Street, Lone Tree
Sweet Cow Ice Cream, 669 South Broadway, Boulder
Wonder Press Juice Bar, 946 Pearl Street, Boulder

The Greedy Hamster, 323 14th Street
Taste of Thailand, 2120 South Broadway (from 504 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood)
Pho Duy, 925 South Federal Boulevard

Mezcal, 3230 East Colfax Avenue
Taco House, 1390 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton

Woody's Tavern (both locations), 7095 East Evans Avenue and 7995 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada
Boulder Cafe, 1247 Pearl Street, Boulder
Wonderbowl, 925 South Federal

*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.

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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.
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