A retail corridor tucked between a number of residential neighborhoods, the charm of Old South Pearl Street is plain to see. This mixed-use strip traces its existence back to Denver’s streetcar era and today serves as a home base for a collection of the finest eateries the city has to offer.
Still, when one looks at today’s Pearl Street, it’s almost hard to imagine the “sleepy” neighborhood shopping area that brothers Yasu and Toshi Kizaki found in 1984 when they opened Sushi Den.
In the decades since the opening of that Denver icon, Old South Pearl Street has become one of south Denver’s dining hotspots with restaurants like Kaos Pizzeria and the now-departed Pearl Street Grill serving loyal custom bases. Now, a new generation is making waves at places like Tokyo Premium Bakery, which is situated in one of the street’s newest structures.
That bakery and chef Alex Seidel’s Chook Charcoal Chicken are the two new additions to the October 2019 update of this map (which covers the Pearl Street retail corridor just south of I-25 as well as the classic blocks of Old South Pearl).Read More