Eat + Drink, the quaint artisan café-market at 1541 Platte Street will call Sunday, Feb. 26 its grande finale after five years in business in the Lower Highland neighborhood. Focused on a global variety of cheeses, charcuterie, rustic breads and other speciality items, the 600-square foot space – which dates back to the 1890s – was purchased and Eat + Drink's lease term had come to a close, according to a press release owners Pollyanna Forster and Chris Irving put out.
"In order to be fiscally viable and continue with our success we must do what is best for all the businesses and closing eat + drink denver will contribute to our overall time commitments and bottom line," the statement said.
The owners also publicly thanked their neighbors, including the Savory Spice Shop, Protos Pizzeria Napoletana, Carbon Cafe & Bar, among others. Forster and Irving will continue to operate their Eat, Drink, Tacorico and Cut in the Vail Valley, while pursuing other projects in Colorado and Hawaii.
Through Sunday, Eat + Drink will offer 25 percent off all retail, and invite guests to raise a glass to say good bye to Eat + Drink Denver. While another small cheese shop, Mell's, recently closed, those seeking more cheese in their lives can still get their fix at places like Cheese + Provisions, Mondo Market (inside the Source and soon also at the Stanley), Culture (inside Central Market), The Truffle, and New World Cheese.