Peggy Bevan was not ready to call it quits on the Egg Shell. Last year, when the restaurant she purchased in 2004 was forced to close due to the redevelopment of the building, Bevan sprung into action looking for a new space. Now, the breakfast and brunch eatery that was first born in Cherry Creek three decades ago is open in Downtown Denver in a space that used to house Cafe Options at 17th and Curtis.
The space was repainted and transformed to allow for a bright dine-in area, something the previous tenant lacked. There is grab-and-go and takeout, and a full bar that includes a variety of specialty drinks, some made with infused vodkas, infused whiskeys, and unique teas.
For now, the Egg Shell is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A social hour is in the works and will go from 2 to 5 or 6 p.m., starting today because, Bevan says, "Thursday is the new Friday."