December 3, 2016 | 6:55am
The thrill of so many exciting restaurant openings — and there were plenty this fall — can be tempered by news that one of our favorites didn't make it. But things other than bad food or bad business can doom an eatery. A kitchen fire shuttered the Cherry Cricket — which may rebuild and reopen in early 2017 — and a screwy sublease deal meant an untimely end to the Inventing Room, which is also expected to reopen next year, although in a new location. Here are ten bars and restaurants that have closed this fall, along with links to our coverage so that you can read the full story.
A fire at the Cherry Cricket closed Cherry Creek's favorite burger bar indefinitely.
Kitchen Fire Closes Cherry Cricket, But There's a Backup on Blake Street
Mary Jane's is out and the Hungry Bear is in at the Denver Wrangler.
Mary Jane's Pizza Replaced by Hungry Bear Kitchen at the Denver Wrangler
The RT Cafe closed in the space that was once the flagship Spicy Pickle.
RT Cafe & Bar Calls It Quits in the Original Home of the Spicy Pickle
The Cooler closed in Edgewater, but was almost immediately replaced by the Skyline Pub.
The Cooler Becomes the Skyline Pub Tonight in Edgewater
The Inventing Room's sudden closure left dessert lovers looking for a new fix.
The Inventing Room Gets an Eviction Notice From Landlord
Aoba Sushi Leaves the Crowded LoDo Pool
It's lights out for the Squeeze Inn.
Last Call for the Squeeze Inn, a Great Denver Dive
Hall Brewing has closed its Parker taproom.
Hall Brewing Facebook page
Hall Brewing Closes Taproom in Parker, Plans to Relocate in the Future
The lights will soon go out on this La Loma location.
courtesy La Loma
Photos: Loyal La Loma Patrons Say Goodbye to the Jefferson Park Restaurant
Zaika Indian Express will open soon in the former Taja Indian space at Sixth and Broadway.
Taja Indian Closes on Lincoln Street, Owner Plans to Relocate