For decades, Continental's Deli was a staple of Cherry Creek North, bringing German and other European-inspired foods and lots of house-made sausages and deli meats to its guests. The shop and eatery located in a garden-level space at 250 Steele closed its doors permanently several weeks ago. There is no word yet on what will fill the vacant space.
Signs of trouble for the casual spot began as early as last year when the owners, fourth generation sausage makers Eric and Jessica Gutknecht, who ran the business since 2003, sold their family business to focus on growing the sausage production side. Less than glowing reviews of the deli poured in under the new ownership and eventually in August, the shop closed.
The sausage production, which the Gutknechts kept, is alive and well and continues to grow. Fans can purchase the goods at major retailers like Whole Foods Market and Costco under the rebranded name CharcūtNuvo.