Huevos Tacos’ run at 2160 South Broadway in Rosedale appears to already be over.
The taco shop opened in May in the space previously occupied by Morning Collective, a neighborhood spot that seemingly made an immediate imprint in Denver’s bustling breakfast, brunch, and lunch scene when it opened in 2017.
Huevos Tacos was opened by Morning Collective co-founder Zach Stock, who billed his new restaurant as continuing the neighborhood feel of Morning Collective while offering a menu that featured both a broad range of tacos (which were served all day) and some standout items from the menu at Morning Collective, which closed in April.
But the taqueria’s life appears to have been a short one, as a visit to the restaurant Thursday afternoon found the doors locked during business hours. Taped to the door was a Demand For Compliance Or Right To Possession Notice addressed to Collective Concepts, LLC, the parent company of both Morning Collective and Huevos Tacos, by the property’s landlord. A section of the restaurant’s sign was also missing.
The notice, which was dated Aug. 6, stated the restaurant is $10,201 past due on its August rent and needs to repay that amount within three days or the landlord will retake possession of the property. The notice also stated Collective Concepts had violated a section of the lease related to taxes. The notice states that rent for the property is $11,493.18 per month.
On Monday, a post appeared on the Morning Collective Facebook page stating that the space is for sale and all offers would be entertained.
In a comment below, the Morning Collective account wrote “Well, $13,000 a month in rent does make it hard to succeed.”
In a second comment, the account added “thanks for your opinions...now shut the fuck up...everyone who thinks it was ‘killing it’ went there once or twice a month...yeah it was busy two days a week...that’s not a sustainable business.”
Calls and Facebook messages to Huevos Tacos by Eater seeking clarification about the status of Huevos Tacos were not answered.