Cafe Society

Satchel's on 6th opening pushed back until early 2011

Back in September, Satchel's Market, a five-year-old market-cum-restaurant in North Park Hill, served its last dinner and shuttered after it was unable to overcome problems with the lease of its space.

Owners Andrew Casalini and Jen Dactano wouldn't be gone for long, though. They were already planning on opening Satchel's on 6th, a wine and espresso bar with a small-plate food focus, at Sixth and Gilpin.

And though that project kicked into full gear after the original Satchel's closed, they've pushed back the opening, which was originally slated for November 1.

When the restaurant does open, it will feature java from Illy and a business-lunch menu focused on small plates and sandwiches. At night, the space will morph into a wine bar featuring more small plates and desserts.

According to the restaurant's Facebook page, that vision will now come to life in early 2011.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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