Reader: Saga of 1434 Blake proves Denver really is a small town

In preparation for our own Restaurant Roll Call, a compendium of all the openings and closings on the Denver dining scene over the past year, we listed five restaurants that had both opened and closed in 2012 -- and then offered a ray of hope:

Since the legendary City Spirit closed a decade ago, the storefront at 1434 Blake Street has gone through many incarnations, from Andrew's Pub & Lounge to Lure Lounge to SportsBook to Pre-Game Sports Bar to the Blake to Kraine Station, a Ukrainian restaurant that hardly got out of the station before it closed in April. In September, the place reopened as Full Steam Tavern, which had barely picked up steam before it closed, too. But now the space has been taken over by the pros behind Stoney's, who will reopen it before the new year as Stoney's Full Steam Tavern.

And they'll celebrate the change with a big New Year's bash on Monday night. See also: - Stoney's takes over Full Steam Tavern - Five restaurants that both opened and closed in 2012...and a bonus revival - Restaurant roll call for 2011 - Krewe moving into former Hive space

A reader with a long memory came up with another chapter in the saga of 1434 Blake Street. Says Manfrenjensen:

So the folks who own Stoney's, which was the former location of the second incarnation of Andrew's Pub, are the new owners of the Full Steam Tavern, located in the home of the original Andrew's Pub? Wow, Denver really is a small town.

What restaurant will you miss that closed in 2012? What new restaurant is your favorite? Post your suggestions below.

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