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Block & Larder Closes After Four Years on Tennyson Street

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But the brothers behind the Berkeley restaurant will still operate their downtown beer bar

Block & Larder is offering specials and discounts through their closing day, Saturday, January 26
Block & Larder [official]

Popular Tennyson street restaurant Block & Larder will shutter Saturday, January 26, after four years operating in the heart of the Berkeley neighborhood. Brothers Jason, Aaron, and Lucas Forgy announced Wednesday that they are closing their in-house butchering eatery.

“Unfortunately things were not going as well as we hoped financially at Block & Larder and we realized that it just wasn’t sustainable,” Jason wrote Thursday in an email. “We decided that we would all be better off focusing our energy elsewhere.” Block & Larder will offer menu discounts through its closing on Saturday. Freshcraft, the brothers’ 9-year-old bar in Lower Downtown, will continue to operate, focusing on craft beer with 25 changing taps and more than 100 bottles from Colorado and around the country.

Elsewhere on Tennyson, more restaurant changes are underway. Paris Crepe, based in Colorado Springs, recently opened in the former Whit’s Frozen Custard, which closed late last year at 3926 Tennyson. And across the street, Tenya Japanese Soulfood replaced Kazan Ramen, which had a brief run in the former Axios Estiatorio.