Reader: Opening a Restaurant Is a Dream for Masochists

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At the end of the year, we tallied all the action on the Denver dining scene and issued our Restaurant Roll Call for 2015, cataloging the 250 openings and 100-plus restaurant closings in the metro area. Although some of the restaurants that closed — including Le Central — had been around for decades; four opened and closed in the same year. There are just no guarantees in the restaurant business. As Robert says: 

I'd rather take my life savings to Vegas before thinking of opening a restaurant. That's a dream for masochists...

Adds Bradley: 

Good restaurants will survive. Bad ones won't.

And then there's this from Christine: 

I always thought I wanted one, but, then my sister became a health inspector. She said restaurant owners live in hell. 

Have you ever wanted to open a restaurant? What do you think Denver needs? And what restaurants will go in 2016?

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