Charlie Palmer, the celebrated New York-based chef and restaurateur who owns and operates dozens of restaurants across the country, will close Charlie Palmer's District Tavern and Wazee Wood-Fire Pizza at the end of dinner service -- less than a year after he first rolled into Denver. Did he misjudge the location? The market?
Says Denver Dave:
Not surprised - when they changed their concept and shortened service hours you could see the handwriting on the wall. I just don't think they'd done their homework on Lodo's demographic.
And maybe LoDo itself has a problem.
It's a huge space with massive rents. And it's in an area that while still terrific, has certainly seen a decline since the emergence of other strong foodie areas (Highlands, LoHi, Uptown, etc).
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