Denverites expected nothing less than a blowout opening from the Portland-born Voodoo Doughnut that just set up shop at 1520 E. Colfax Avenue. During the first two days of its soft opening, Voodoo ran out of doughnuts in four hours each day. The line, much like the never-ending one in Portland, went down Colfax, turned the corner at Franklin Street, and kept going for blocks.
Today there is a sign on Voodoo's doors letting customers know that they are closed down, presumably to restock supplies and mentally prepare for another doughnut rush, until Wednesday. Robin Ludwig, Voodoo's chief operating officer, says the shop will likely reopen in the afternoon.
This time, Voodoo will reopen for a 5-day stint (Wednesday through Sunday), giving customers what Ludwig says is a better, longer opportunity to be satiated by Voodoo's sweet creations.
In a Denver Business Journal article, Dennis Huspeni reported today that Voodoo made 400 pounds of dough on its first day open, and customers were lined up three hours later for doughnuts like the Bacon Maple Bar and the Captain my Captain breakfast cereal-topped doughnut. He also showcases the Memphis Mafia doughnut: fried dough with banana chunks and cinnamon covered in a glaze with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips on top.
Stay tuned for updates and Wednesday's opening time on the Voodoo Doughnut Mile High Facebook page.
Voodoo Doughnut Mile High [Photo: Emily Hutto]