Has Mayor Michael Hancock ever turned down a doughnut? In September, he was first in line when Dunkin' Donuts opened out at Denver International Airport. And yesterday, he bit into a big one at Voodoo Doughnut, an offshoot of the Oregon-based cult shop that's now rolling in dough on East Colfax Avenue, thanks to help from the Denver Office of Economic Development. Photographer Kyle Huninghake was there to capture the action; keep reading for a taste of the grand opening festivities.
Voodoo Doughnut, which had a soft opening in December, will remain open 24/7 until Monday, when it will take a brief break to regroup. View more photos from the grand opening on our Voodoo Doughnut slide show.
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