Openings and Closings

Yard House will open third Colorado restaurant Sunday in Park Meadows

Yard House will open its 39th location in the country and its third in Colorado, at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, on Sunday, July 1. The first local Yard House opened in Colorado Mills six years ago; the second in downtown Denver in late 2010. The new Yard House is using the same winning formula, which relies on a huge selection of draft beers as well as an expansive American menu and commitment to local charities.

The Yard House chain got its start in 1996 in California; founder Steele Platt had several restaurants in the Tivoli back in the '80s. We couldn't reach Platt, but we did get to speak with Jennifer Weerheim, Yard House's president of marketing, about the concept:

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Natalie Gonzalez