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Trillium Shutters in the Ballpark Neighborhood

The four year old Scandinavian eatery is no more.

Ryan Leinonen at Trillium
Ryan Leinonen at Trillium

Chef Ryan Leinonen called it quits at Trillium, his Scandinavian-inspired restaurant located at 2134 Larimer Street.  "It's time to move on from Trillium and explore new opportunities," says Leinonen in an emailed press release.

A Michigan native, Leinonen is a veteran of the restaurant industry in Denver. Prior to opening his own restaurant, he has spent time in the kitchens of Colt & Gray, Root Down, the Kitchen, Q's (now Spruce) in Boulder.

"I was living my dream, and I had a ton of fun doing it, plus I won a lot of awesome awards, cooked at the James Beard House and pushed myself — more than I ever thought possible," the chef shared. "I've worked with some absolutely amazing people — people who helped my dream of opening my own restaurant come to fruition — and they've all enriched my life more than they'll ever know. I hope they learned as much from me as I learned from them." Leinonen would not add any specific reason for the closure.


2134 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205 303 379 9759