Among a slew of openings this week, there were two closures, including one that hit south Denver hard. Citron Bistro, a staple since 2007, closed its doors for good in mid-April. In its fifteen years in business, it has built up a loyal following and its sudden decision to close has left many fans appalled. But the space will not remain empty for long. Zane’s Italian bistro, which is currently located at 8101 East Belleview Avenue, will vacate that address after service on July 3 and reopen in Citron’s space later that month.
Tazu Sushi and Asian Cuisine also closed. The restaurant was one of the more affordable options in Cherry Creek, leaving a dent for many who frequented it for work lunches.
But Denver got two new spots, including Oscar’s Eats, a new sandwich counter inside the Leevers Locavore grocery store. And after the pandemic pushed back plans, Jack’s on Pearl finally opened in the former Tavern Platt Park space. It is owned by Steve Lockton, who closed his Jack’s Uptown restaurant in 2019.
April’s trend of restaurants opening outside Denver city limits continued this week, with new additions in Boulder, Golden, Aurora and inside Grange Hall in Greenwood Village, where Cherry Hills Sushi Co. got its start at Greenwood Village Sushi Co.
Boulder hosted specialty coffee and brunch January Coffee, as well as a take-out concept called Bodega by Fresh Thymes Eatery.
There’s a new bar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, but you’ll have to look up to see it. The 28-seat Sky Bar is located above Sweet Cow and offers stunning mountain views and a drink menu featuring cocktails from Iain Griffiths, Mary Allison Wright and McLain Hedges. Also in Aurora, a duo of spots offering sweet treats debuted: California-based Devil & Angel Desserts, which added its first location in the state, and Snowl Cafe, which opened its second outpost. (the first is on Havana Street) serving taiyaki. ice cream, boba, his signature snow bowls and more.
Indian restaurant Coriander, which has a location in Green Valley Ranch as well as one in Florida, added a third in Golden.
In other openings and closings news:
Here is the full list of restaurants and bars that have opened and closed this week:
Restaurants and bars open this week:*
Bodega by Fresh Thymes, 2500 30th Street, Boulder
Cilantro, 14799 West Sixth Ave Frontage Road, Golden
Devil’s and Angel’s Desserts, 2727 South Parker Road, Aurora
Greenwood Village Sushi Co., 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
Jack’s on Pearl, 1475 South Pearl Street
January Cafe, 1886 30th Street, Boulder
Oscar’s Eats, 2630 West 38th Avenue
Sky Bar, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
Cafe Snowl, 5610 South Parker Road, Aurora
Restaurants and bars closed this week:*
Lemon Bistro, 3535 South Yosemite St.
Tazu Sushi and Asian Cuisine, 300 Fillmore Street
*Or earlier, and not previously reported.
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