The Crimson Canary restaurant announced that it is closing its doors only last weekend, but the space will not stay vacant for long. Drew Shader, owner of the Atomic Cowboy and the Denver Biscuit Co. took over the space at 141 S. Broadway which nestles up next to his newly opened Fat Sully's on South Broadway.
Shader plans to put a doppelganger of his E. Colfax dining and drinking powerhouse in the space. "We were excited to bring the Baker neighborhood Fat Sully's a few months ago and have been so thrilled with our reception," Shader says. With the addition of the two concepts, Shader aims to be the South Broadway go-to spot for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night carousing.
The space will be redesigned and remodeled with able assistance from Melissa Friday of Xan Creative. Xan Creative has designed, among others, the ACE space as well as Snooze and Marco's Coal Fired Pizza. "We need to completely gut the space and start over to be able to give this space our own touch," Shader says. "The advantage of this space over the one on Colfax is that the kitchens of the two restaurants will back up to each other - and there is twice the kitchen space available," he adds.
Shader anticipates to open in the early fall, likely late September- early October. The new space will serve Denver Biscuit Co. biscuits from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fat Sully's pizza from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. The Fat Sully's spot next door will continue to operate exactly the same.