Stanley Marketplace loses its winery
That winery, which opened in 2017, was the second offshoot of the original Infinite Monkey Theorem in RiNo. According to the magazine, the winery decided to close the Stanley Marketplace location in order to focus on the RiNo location and its winemaking process. However, other locations in Fort Collins and Austin, Texas, will also remain open. [303 Magazine]
A new three-story bar is planned for South Broadway
An iconic 72-year-old space on South Broadway will be transformed into a new three-story restaurant and bar, Westword first reported Monday.
Red Sparks, a native of the Denver area who spent the last six years working in hospitality in Jackson, Wyoming, told the alt weekly his family has purchased the building at 476 South Broadway with plans to turn it into a restaurant and bar called Down South Broadway.
That building, which is located Broadway from the iconic Blue Bonnet Mexican restaurant, was the longtime home of LeGrue’s, a florist and year-around Christmas story that closed earlier this year after several decades of business.
According to Westword, Down South Broadway will feature a dining room, a bar, and a kitchen on its main floor. A coffee bar will take up about half of the second floor, while the third floor will contain a west facing deck and stairs leading to a rooftop bar.
Sparks said he does not expect the restaurant for over a year. However, a search is already on for an executive chef. [Westword]
Larimer Square developer, Los Dos Potrillos owner among Colorado Food Service Hall Of Fame inductees
The Colorado Restaurant Association inducted four Colorado restaurant industry figures into its Colorado Food Service Hall of Fame last week. The new inductees to the Hall Of Fame, which honors figures who have made exemplary contributions to the state’s restaurant industry, are:
- Jeff Hermanson, a Denver real estate developer who was inducted for his contributions to the renewal of Larimer Square and Union Station and efforts to make them centers for dining by bringing in local culinary talents to open restaurants there
- Jose Ramirez, a Denver native who has built Los Dos Patrillos, a popular Mexican restaurant that started in Centennial, into a four restaurant chain
- Kevin Clair, a longtime Vail restauranteur who owns several successful restaurants in Eagle County, including New American hotspots Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard
- Patricia Calhoun, the editor and founder of Westword who was inducted for Westword’s dedication to covering the Denver restaurant scene and her nurturing of local food critics and writers
- LeGrue’s on South Broadway Will Become a Massive Restaurant and Bar [Westword]
- The Infinite Monkey Theorem at Stanley Marketplace Is Closing [303 Magazine]