After just two years in business, Telegraph Neighborhood Bistro & Bar on Sunday closed its doors at 295 South Pennsylvania Street. Telegraph’s owners Chris and Carissa Sargent blamed their Wash Park restaurant’s closure on a lack of business and tough competition. They will continue to run their similar neighborhood concept Brazen in the Highlands.
“There is a restaurant bubble in Denver and it’s popping,” Chris and Carissa Sargent wrote on Monday on their Facebook page. “Every time you eat out, you are voting for who stays open in this ‘bubble.’”
The Sargents went on to encourage diners to support their favorite spots, including Brazen. As recently as last year, the Sargents had planned to open a third restaurant, a wood-fired concept called Kindred, in Sunnyside. They since scrapped the project. Last year they hired chef Jared Bleen to replace Telegraph’s opening chef Brian Wilson, who left in June 2016 citing creative differences.