Openings and Closings

World of Beer Plots New Location on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall

"World of Beer is taking on the world." That's the mission statement of the Tampa-based brew and restaurant chain that has opened locations in Belmar, Cherry Creek and LoDo in the past few years. The company's bid for world-beer domination continues, with another location planned for Boulder's Pearl Street Mall, in the former home of Bacaro Venetian Taverna.

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According to a development review document filed with the city of Boulder, the company is seeking to change the designation of 921 Pearl Street from a tavern to a restaurant. That means that unlike WOB's Cherry Creek and Belmar locations, this franchise will offer a full menu -- an example of which is included in the document. As at the LoDo operation, bar snacks, flatbread pizzas, burgers and more are in the offing.

"The restaurant prides itself on being actively involved in the community by supporting local charities and supporting the numerous Colorado craft breweries," according to its written statement.

But in Colorado, as elsewhere, WOB is really known for its staggering selection of beers -- with more than fifty taps and and 500 bottles, which are selected based on the particulars of each location.

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Chris Utterback
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