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Primebar poised for a May opening in the former Palomino space

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Just got word that Primebar, a "new restaurant concept dedicated to fusing delectable dining with a sophisticated nightlife atmosphere" (according to the press release), is slated to open in the former Palomino space at 1515 Arapahoe Street in early May.

Hungry for more, I just checked out Primebar's website:

Denver's newest and most exclusive dining experience: Primebar restaurant in the heart of Denver -- a unique combination of sophisticated atmosphere and convenient dining. We feature local products including an all-Colorado draft beer list. With its mosaic tiling, alluring wine wall and floor to ceiling windows, this contemporary American Denver restaurant is both elegant and comfortable, with a casual feel that is ideal for lunch, dinner and cocktails. The menu features a sophisticated selection of small plates, unique sandwiches, salads and entrees to suit any taste. Beautiful staff. Stiff drinks. Hip music.

That all sounds great, but I'm more interested in who's cooking. And while I've got a pretty good idea of who that might be, I'm not talking.Yet.Suffice it to say that if all goes well at dinner tonight between a certain Denver chef and the suits at Primebar, I'll let you know. If not, I'll let you know that, too.

When Primebar opens, it'll serve lunch and dinner daily beginning at 11 a.m. Happy hour, late-night dining and live music/DJs are also part of the plan. And just so you know, the "hip music" doesn't have "hop" in it. "I would imagine it would be a mix of things at different times of day, a lot like KBCO with some classic rock, new artists and a little college radio thrown in later at night," explained managing partner Justin Lloyd.

I'm hip to that.

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