The Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria to Open This Fall Near New Gold Line Station

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

The new RTD Light Rail Gold Line connecting Wheat Ridge to Union Station is just getting underway, but businesses are already planning on capitalizing on the growth and traffic anticipated at each of the seven new stations. At the 41st Avenue and Fox Street station, on the eastern edge of the Sunnyside neighborhood, Kyle and Angelique Moyer already operate Bogey's Beer and Wine, a liquor store with a heavy emphasis on craft beer and spirits, and now they're planning to open the Crafty Fox Taphouse and Pizzeria on the south corner of the same retail center. The name combines the location — Fox Street — with the Moyers' fondness for craft beer.

The Moyers are aiming for an opening date of the first week of October for the 6,000 square-foot tap room and restaurant which will be spread out on two floors and will offer more than 40 beers, mainly small-batch American beers and keg-only brews not available in liquor stores. The menu will cover an array of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and salads along with small bites and appetizers designed to pair well with beers. Kyle Moyer says the menu won't necessarily be entirely Italian, but "the theme behind the food is to be like mamma's cooking."

Chef Matt Selby of Central Bistro + Bar is consulting on the opening menu; the kitchen will be run by chef Matt Krascek,  whose family has been in the pizza business for more than 50 years and who brings 15 years experience as a professional cook. Moyer met Selby through his brother-in-law Isiah Salazar, who owns Central Bistro. 

Although separated from the Sunnyside neigborhood by railroad tracks, RTD has nearly completed a foot bridge connecting the neighborhood to Fox Street and the light rail station is expected to be operational in 2016. Moyer expects his customers to come from Sunnyside, the nearby Highland neighborhood, light rail commuters coming and going from downtown, and "people who are into the new craft beer, wine and spirits revolution."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.