Restaurant Roll Call: All the Openings and Closings in Denver in March

The pace of restaurant opening increased dramatically over March and into this week, culminating in what almost seemed like an April Fool's Day joke, with six bars and restaurants opening today or tomorrow. March saw Justin Brunson's new American grill, Masterpiece Kitchen, open in Lowry; a second Steuben's debut in Arvada; Grind Kitchen + Libations open in Cherry Creek and Via Perla start cooking in Boulder, to name just a few.

But there were also a couple of temporary closures due to fire. Leña experienced a kitchen fire earlier this week but expects to reopen after the weekend; it will roll out a new menu at the same time. The damage was more severe when an electrical fire broke out at School House Kitchen and Libations in Old Town Arvada; the place remains closed. Fortunately no employees were injured in either fire, and fundraising efforts are helping to keep employees on the payroll until the School House can reopen.

Before we recap the action in March, here are the openings and closings for today and tomorrow alone:

Biju's Little Curry Shop, 4279 Tennyson Street
Matsuhisa, 98 Steele Street
The Preservery, 3040 Blake Street
$5 Buck Drinkery (formerly Lime XS), 730 East Sixth Avenue
Port Side (formerly Huckleberry Roasters), 2500 Larimer Street
River North Brewing, 6021 Washington Street

Denver Eagle, 1475 36th Street

Keep reading for the Restaurant Roll Call for March:

Borealis (inside the Hyatt-Regency Aurora), 13200 East 14th Place, Aurora
Cheba Hut, 745 Colorado Boulevard
Englewood Grand, 3435 South Broadway, Englewood
Grind Kitchen + Watering Hole, 300 Fillmore Street
Heavenly Soul Cafe, 13682 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora
Masterpiece Kitchen, 84 Rampart Road
Menya Noodle Bar, 951 16th Street
The Midwestern Saloon, 3961 Tennyson Street
Namaste Nepal, 2648 South Parker Road
New Image Brewing, 5622 Yukon Street
Parry's Pizza, 1232 South Hover Street, Longmont
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 1685 29th Street, Boulder
The Ramen House, 2076 South University Boulevard
Steuben's Arvada, 7355 Ralston Road, Arvada
Seedstock Brewing, 3610 West Colfax Avenue
Tstreet Roadhouse, 445 Teller Street, Lakewood
Via Perla, 901 Pearl Street, Boulder
The Way Back, 4132 West 38th Avenue
Westfax Brewing, 6601 West Colfax Avenue
Zoes Kitchen, 8501 West Bowles Avenue

Cowbobas Steak House & Smoothies (moved from original location), 940 South Federal
Playa Azul (after liquor license violation), 1423 South Federal Boulevard 

The Gluten Escape, 7255 South Havana Street, Centennial (from 4403 South Tamarac Parkway)

Leña (kitchen fire), 24 Broadway
School House Kitchen and Libations (electrical fire), 5560 Old Wadsworth Boulevard

Billy's Gourmet Dogs, 2950 South Broadway, Englewood
The Crown Social, 1446 South Broadway
LYFE Kitchen, 1600 Pearl Street, Boulder
Flow Juice Bar, 208 East Seventh Avenue
Pete's Cafe & Steak House, 514 East Colfax Avenue

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