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Three Denver-Area Barbecue Spots Close Up Shop

You’ll have to look elsewhere for your brisket fix

Carve Barbecue

Five years after bringing its brand of Southern-style barbecue to Denver, the Colorado Springs-based Southern Concepts Restaurant Group Inc. has closed its three Denver-area restaurants, BusinessDen reports. The sit-down Southern Hospitality locations at 1433 17th Street and 7431 Park Meadows Drive and the fast-casual Carve Barbecue, which opened at 1000 S. Colorado Boulevard in 2015, have all burnt their last ends.

When Carve opened, then-CEO of Southern Concepts Mitchell Roth said the company planned to have at least four more locations open by the end of 2016, including one on the ground floor of the Denver Health Building at 601 Broadway.

After reporting a $2.7 million net loss for the first nine months of 2016, the company made some swift changes. New CEO Jim Fenlason shifted focus from Carve back to Southern Hospitality, which was more profitable, according to the Denver Business Journal.

Less than a year later, Southern Concepts has all but wiped its presence from the internet. The Southern Hospitality and Carve websites and Facebook accounts were inaccessible at the time of this writing. All that remains is a Carve Twitter account that last posted on August 15, 2016.

Denver diners still have plenty of options when they start craving brisket, ribs and all the fixings. Owlbear Barbecue is set to open its brick-and-mortar this summer in RiNo and Rolling Smoke opened recently at the Stanley Marketplace.

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