April in Colorado was a time of uneven transition and rapid change — whether we're talking about seasonal weather shifts or the Denver restaurant scene. While the number of bars and eateries opening slowed from this time a year ago, other happenings made for plenty of ups and downs, for restaurant owners and customers alike. The Cherry Cricket reopened after a kitchen fire closed one of the city's favorite burger bars more than six months ago, while another fire closed Masterpiece Kitchen in Lowry for the near future. Confection experts Glazed & Confuzed and Long i Pie left their original homes, but both are expected to reopen in new digs in May, the former inside the Stanley Marketplace and the latter at Fort Greene, where Long i owner Shawna Lott will continue to make pies and add a menu of savory options for the Globeville bar's clientele.
Cattivella and Next Door cropped up at Stapleton's new Eastbridge development, where they'll soon be joined by Concourse Restaurant Moderne. In fact, like the snow that swept through Denver on the final weekend of April, Concourse, the latest from chef/restaurateur Lon Symensma, will join a flurry of other establishments debuting the first week of May, including El Five in LoHi and Tupelo Honey behind Union Station.
Here's our complete list of all the bar and restaurant openings and closings for April 2017:
RESTAURANTS/BARS THAT OPENED IN APRIL:*
Atelier by Radex, 2101 East 17th Avenue
Bufa Mexican Grill, 2950 South Broadway
Cattivella, 10195 East 29th Avenue
Griffin Tavern, 5062 South Syracuse Street
Jack's Uptown Grille, 1600 East 17th Avenue
Just Be Kitchen, 2364 15th Street
Millers & Rossi, 3542 Walnut Street
Morning Collective, 2160 South Broadway
Next Door American Eatery, 10155 East 29th Drive
Sushi Cup, 208 East Seventh Avenue
Woodgrain Bagels, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
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RESTAURANTS/BARS THAT TEMPORARILY CLOSED IN APRIL:*
Colt & Gray (reopening May 2), 1553 Platte Street
Glazed & Confuzed (moving to Stanley Marketplace), 5301 Leetsdale Drive
Govinda's Garden Cafe (management change), 1400 Cherry Street
Long i Pie (taking over the kitchen at Fort Greene), 2400 Curtis Street
Masterpiece Kitchen (fire damage), 84 Rampart Road
RESTAURANTS/BARS THAT CLOSED IN APRIL:*
Authentic Greek Cuisine, 8 South Broadway
Conor O'Neill's, 1922 13th Street, Boulder
New World Cheese, 2504 East Colfax Avenue
Silvi's Kitchen, 7600 Grandview Avenue, Arvada
Silvi's Kitchen, 686 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
Sushi Tora, 2014 10th Street, Boulder
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Roll Call.