It's been a good three decades for the Egg Shell in Cherry Creek, but before end of the month, that run will end. The 235 Fillmore building that housed the egg-centric eatery for the last seven years will be soon torn down and replaced with an office building.
The breakfast eatery who Peggy Bevan has owned since 2004 moved to this current space after some 23 years at 300 Josephine Street. "It is It is time for growth, I guess, but it's still hard to see it happen. It's just part of life," Bevan said. She is committed to keeping the Egg Shell going but does not have immediate plans for a new location. "I am considering different parts of town, but have not found the right place yet," she explained.
The building being demolished later this year was once home to the iconic Mel's Bar and Grill, a restaurant that has deeply influenced Denver's dining scene which closed in 2007. Elegant but approachable, the restaurant helmed by Mel and Jane Master for 12 years has employed some of Denver's top culinary talent from Frank Bonanno to Tyler Wiard, Sean Kelly, and Blair Taylor.