Reader: Are Denver Restaurants Required to Have Ampersands in Their Names?

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When Andy Ganick opened the Berkshire in Stapleton nine years ago, the neighborhood was just beginning to boom. Now he's opened a second restaurant, The Pig & the Sprout, on Chestnut Place in another up-and-coming area: the space between Union Station and Commons Park. When he reported on the Pig's opening, Mark Antonation suggested that this area might need a trendy new name. But instead, readers have focused on the name of Ganick's new place — a name he originally wanted to give the Berkshire. Says Evan: 

Thank goodness there's an ampersand in the name, otherwise how could we tell it's a restaurant?

Adds Angela: 

It must be a trend, the two name/word restaurant names. To name a few: Beatrice & Woodsley, Guard and Grace, Williams & Graham, Colt & Gray, etc.

As for that trendy new neighborhood name, here's Jerry's suggestion: 

Platte Valley or platva? Plava?

We have our own suggestion:  StaCom.

As in...StaCom, and carry on.

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