The original Los Chingones location in RiNo will swallow up Sugar Mill, the next door sister eatery, which is closing after brunch service on Sunday, May 28. On August 1, Guard will start construction on the soon-to-be vacant space, aiming to debut a more version of the modern Mexican cantina by September 1.
“As a growing restaurant group, we’ve taken a hard look at all of our concepts. It’s never an easy decision to close your doors – but I believe it will serve our guests, and our team, better as a whole,” Guard said. “Right now, we’re laser focused on our new openings, ensuring those launch smoothly and successfully.”
Guard plans to create an open entryway that links the two RiNo restaurants. A second bar and lounge area will be built on the ground level. The connected spaces will allow for additional seating inside and on the outdoor patio, and can also be transformed into more private accommodations for large parties and special occasions. Los Chingones RiNo will remain open throughout the month-long construction.
The restaurant group owned by Guard recently let go of Lucky Cat in Lowry. Guard is in the process of opening a third location of Los Chingones and breakfast eatery HashTag in Stapleton.