TAG Burger Bar is in the planning stages of a second location in Northwest Denver, bordering the Highland neighborhood. The casual burger joint led by chef Troy Guard now operates in Congress Park at 12th and Madison. A second location is planned in the former Subway Tavern & Pizzeria Longo's space at 38th and Lipan (3759 Lipan Street).
The Larimer Associates, which owns TAG Burger Bar, acquired the family-owned restaurant in September when Longo's closed its doors after 52 years in business. A massive remodel is planned for the 3,000 square foot space starting early September. Considering the age of the restaurant and lack of upgrades in recent years, Larimer Associates decided to gut it and start over with a remodel project that will likely take six months.
The restaurant is seeking to add a 552 square foot patio to the premises. A liquor license hearing for the additional patio space is scheduled for August 8 at 1:30 p.m. The new TAG Burger Bar will open its doors sometime in the spring of 2014.