Work where you eat news
Graze & Gather, a new restaurant and co-working space in one opens Thursday, February 14 in Westminster’s Westmoor Technology Park. The hip-sounding space seems to fill a niche in that area; the closest ampersand restaurant, Hickory & Ash, is 2.5 miles away, located at the Arista development. The “graze” component of this new spot (slogan: “work deliciously”) is a 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. food menu consisting of build-your-own breakfast burritos, salads, sandwiches, personal pizzas, and more. The “gather” part includes free WiFi, electrical outlets, and a 46-seat workspace. The space is owned by Eurest, a $1.6 billion food service and vending business.
16-year run news
Longtime Denver and Boulder chef Radek Cerny has closed his 16-year-old French restaurant, L’Atelier, on Boulder’s Pearl Street. Cerny had initially planned on closing two years ago, Westword reports. But he held out for customers and in the meantime opened another Denver restaurant, L’Atelier by Radex, on 17th Avenue. More than two decades ago, the seasoned chef operated a small local restaurant group; now he’s down to one Denver location. Since opening in 2017, L’Atelier by Radex has received positive reviews.
$4.8 million news
Tom’s Diner, the 24-hour, East Colfax classic is for sale for just under $5 million, 9 News reports. And the listing, on LoopNet.com, reads like the death of old Denver. See word combinations like “high density development” and descriptions like “a very attractive, value add, investment opportunity.” For further real estate reading: “This capital hill property for sale is a great value add and redevelopment opportunity. [...] The commercial property for sale has approximately 21,284 square feet of land for development into retail, residential, restaurant, office or possible combination thereof. [...] hard to find, high visibility location that allows for a hold for future development by operating the existing and very well know[n] Tom’s Diner Restaurant.”
- Chef Radek Cerny Closes L’Atelier in Boulder [Westword]
- Longtime Colfax Staple Tom’s Diner Is Up For Sale [9 News]