Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

The sign is up for Earls in Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek was slow last night, without the usual crowds at Little Ollie's and Houston's. But just down the street at 201 Columbine Street, in the former home of Jim Sullivan's Ocean (and Mao before that), there are signs of life: The sign is up announcing that Earls is on its way.

And if this Earls build-out is completed as quickly as the interior of Houston's was finished off this past spring at 303 Josephine Street, look for this third Denver link in the Canadian-based chain to be open -- and packing in the Creekers -- before the holidays.

The other two metro Earls are located on the 16th Street Mall, where the upstairs windows offer great people-watching, and down in Park Meadows.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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