Sparrow Market flies the coop

The Landmark project in Greenwood Village will get a big boost this week, when Comedy Works South finally opens. But what was supposed to be one of the development's big tenants was grounded long ago: Sparrow was once going to open not just a second restaurant that played off the original (and overrated, according to Jason Sheehan) location at 410 East Seventh Avenue, but also a market to complement the new restaurant.

But then owner Nancy Scruggs pulled Sparrow out of both its future Landmark spot and also the Seventh Avenue space (with today is home to LaLa's). The project retreated to just the Sparrow Market Cafe at 701 Grant Street, next to Luca D'Italia, taking over for one of the many coffee houses that had occupied that address.

And now this Sparrow, too, has flown the coop, the phone disconnected, the doors locked and the windows covered. Bye bye, birdie.

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