On January 16 when Eater announced through social media that Paris On The Platte was shuttering after 28 years in business, disappointed comments started to pour in.
"This is so sad! It was one of my favorite place to stop after a walk! I'll miss my Almond Steamer and carrot cake!" said Dawn Sandoval.
"Boo! It was about the only cool place you could go in Denver when you were underage," shared John Rigg.
"Wow! End of an era. Paris has seen that area through it's transformation, shame their doors are closing," Matt Nicoletti wrote.
"So many clove cigarettes, chess games and Highschool crushes began and ended there. Sad," reminisced Rob Clement.
"I hate to say it, but I am not surprised. The neighborhood has succumbed to the redevelopment craze. POTP's death knell for me was the closing of the bookstore and opening of the wine bar," said Franklin Bell.
For those in need of a memento, Paris on the Platte will hold a memorabilia sale this Saturday, January 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Facebook event page for this detailed what must go: coffee grinders, tables, chairs, signage, restaurant equipment, memorabilia, and much more. Go say your good byes this weekend.
This spring, the space will become Habit Doughnuts and Carbon Coffee, a dual concept owned by Lisa Ruskaup. Habit is a pastry chef-operated premium doughnut and coffee shop, while Carbon is a hybrid coffee, wine, and cocktail bar with a menu of brunch, sandwiches, salads, and small plates.