An unmistakable restaurant at the corner of 17th and Clarkson Streets has closed after five years slinging pizzas. Tony P’s Bar & Pizzeria has vacated the two-story purple flowered building at 777 East 17th that seems to have been lifted straight from Bourbon Street. Meanwhile Tony P’s Highlands is still operating and delivering pizzas from 32nd and Zuni, The Denver Business Journal reports.
This closing is the latest development in a long history of Tony P’s and Pasquini properties around Denver. In 2013, Tony Pasquini and his mother Judy closed their first pizzeria by the same name at 240 Milwaukee Street in Cherry Creek. That closing came shortly after the resolution of an ugly three-year battle between Tony Pasquini and his sister Melinda, in which she won the business name Pasquini’s and continues to operate the family’s original pizzeria by that name at 1300 South Broadway.
Tony P’s is the latest in a string of January closings that includes The Broker, Charcoal, Chowder Room, Platform T, and Second Home Kitchen and Bar. Some of these restaurants have been longtime dining staples, such as the 45-year-old Broker, while others, such as Platform T, were newer to the Denver scene. Other changes in the works along the restaurant-heavy stretch of 17th include Stoney’s moving into the former Argyll and Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub inside the space once occupied by Deep Draft.
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