Rocky Mountain-inspired Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar finally makes its move into Colorado and like its portions and building footprints, the casual American concept comes in big.
The first two locations have been confirmed for Westminster and Aurora and both are expected to be ready by the end of the year. No relation to the Boulder and Erie sports bars, Lazy Dog will fill approximately 11,300 square feet at the Southlands shopping center in Aurora on a long vacant, southwest plot at the intersection of E. State Ave and S. Central Street.
The built-from-scratch site includes a partially covered patio, destined to be a prime destination for owners and their dogs, who are always welcome at any of the California-based chain's 22 restaurants.
Lazy Dog will also fill 11,000 square feet at the Orchard Town Center in Westminster, "located north of the existing Staples and Ross stores." Aiming for a December debut, it will become a close rival to the Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern and Rock Bottom Brewery.
Designed to evoke impressions of a Wyoming Rocky mountain lodge, founder Chris Simms launched Lazy Dog in the Huntington Beach, California, area in 2003. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the interiors feature stone work, amber lighting, wood accents and fireplaces. Promoted menu favorites have included “campfire pot roast, BBQ baby back ribs, three-cheese pizza, fish tacos, chicken parmesan, sweet and spicy shrimp, and fettuccine Alfredo.”
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