3 eating places open, 1 closes in October
A trio of recent eating places made their debuts in Fort Collins this October, marking the return of Afghan delicacies to Midtown, a Southern cafe chain’s first strikes in Northern Colorado and a spiced-up Foothills mall eating scene.
In the meantime, one campus-area sub store shuttered, a Greeley Mexican restaurant introduced huge plans for Windsor, a French deli and market inched nearer to its November opening and a Fort Collins brewery revealed some new issues on faucet.
Here is the newest dish of what is in, what’s out and what’s subsequent on the Fort Collins and Windsor eating scenes.
Newk’s Eatery1700 S. Faculty Ave., opened Oct. 2 — marking the Southern cafe chain’s first foray into Fort Collins. The Mississippi-born quick informal cafe took over the southern half of a newly-renovated Midtown enterprise strip, becoming a member of fellow new arrival Dave’s Scorching Hen to the north. Newk’s gives soups, salads, sandwiches and private pizzas. It’s open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Silk Highway Kabob Home2427 S. Faculty Ave., softly opened Oct. 5 — bringing Persian meals, in addition to a mixture of Afghan dishes, to Midtown Fort Collins. The eatery took over the previous residence of common Afghan restaurant Maza Kabob, which completely closed final spring after its proprietor’s dying. Silk Highway Kabob Homeowners Hamid Chitsaz and his spouse, Sara Shafiei, had needed to open a Persian restaurant in Fort Collins for years, bringing the recipes they grew up with in Iran to Northern Colorado. They’ve began out by providing primarily kabob and rice dishes, together with koubideh, hen shish and lamb kabobs, in addition to Afghan-style dumplings, kaboli palau — an Afghan rice dish cooked with carrots, raisins and lamb — and Persian tea. It’s open from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday by Thursday, 11 a.m. to eight:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and midday to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Agave Underground321 E. Foothills Parkway, has formally stuffed a niche in Foothills mall. The Mexican tapas and tequila bar opened in mid-October, taking up the previous residence of Bar Louie, which closed in early 2020. Agave Underground gives an array of Mexican tapas dishes and an expansive tequila and mezcal stock. It’s the fourth restaurant for chef and proprietor Fausto Felix and his spouse, Perla Ruiz, who stay in Firestone. Collectively, they personal and function Rosa Mexican Kitchen in Thornton, Rumbo 52 Cocina & Cantina in Frederick and a burger bar known as The Dugout in Erie. Agave Underground is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday by Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday by Sunday.
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Half Quick Subs649 S. Faculty Ave., has closed its doorways after a little bit greater than a 12 months in Fort Collins. The Boulder-born sandwich store, which opened simply north of the Colorado State College campus final August, closed Oct. 8, with proprietor Fred Liskowski telling the Coloradoan the store could not generate sufficient enterprise to make the brand new location sustainable. The store’s growth into Fort Collins marked its first transfer outdoors Boulder, the place it opened on town’s College Hill in 1996. Its Boulder location stays open.
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Luna’s Tacos & Tequila has set its sights on Windsor. The Mexican restaurant, which opened in downtown Greeley again in 2018, just lately signed a lease for 1246 Automation Drive — a two-story restaurant constructing that housed the Howlers & Growlers taphouse till its closure in early-September. The brand new location is slated to open in early spring, based on Luna’s homeowners Sam Corliss and Brian Seifried.
Snowbank Brewing225 N. Lemay Ave., is branching out into new, nonalcoholic territory. The Fort Collins brewery will open The Morning Grind — a espresso and espresso bar — out of its taproom, possible in early November. The espresso and espresso bar is a collaboration between Snowbank Brewing and Fort Collins espresso roaster Wander Espresso. It would supply a variety of espresso drinks, chilly brew espresso on faucet and meals choices like locally-made pastries and breakfast burritos. The brand new enterprise is a response to the “light pull again” within the craft beer market and rising curiosity in nonalcoholic and more healthy drinks, based on a information launch from Snowbank Brewing. The Morning Grind’s actual opening date will likely be introduced on its Instagram web page (@themorninggrind.espresso). It will likely be open every day from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The store216 Pine St., has taken over the previous Welsh Rabbit Cheese Store and is remodeling the little Pine Avenue store right into a slice of residence for its homeowners, French expats Omar-Pierre and Melanie Soubra. The family-owned French deli and market will specialise in French merchandise, together with French meats, cheeses, baguettes and sandwiches, in addition to French goodies like cookies and candies. La Boutique is ready to open by late November.
Miraclea Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar, will open at The Put up Hen & Beer, 1002 S. Faculty Ave., Nov. 20 — bringing its kitschy Christmas decor and themed vacation cocktails by Dec. 31.
Complete Sol Mix Bar, 1208 W. Elizabeth St., has shuttered — not less than briefly — in Campus West. The Denver-based smoothie bar enterprise opened in Fort Collins in August. It was the primary enterprise to take over a ground-level retail house within the Union on Elizabeth residences. An indication posted within the store’s window Oct. 28 mentioned the placement can be closed till additional discover attributable to staffing and operational challenges. “We sit up for serving you once more sooner or later,” the observe learn. One other observe posted within the store’s window claims Complete Sol Mix Bar has defaulted on its lease. The Oct. 17 discover claims Complete Sol ceased operations Sept. 20 and has didn’t occupy and repeatedly conduct enterprise on the premises, leaving it in breach of its lease settlement. “When it turned obvious that the enterprise within the house at Union on Elizabeth had closed and was not re-opening, we took the primary authorized steps in reclaiming the house so we might start the method of discovering a brand new tenant,” Union on Elizabeth mentioned in a press release to the Coloradoan. Complete Sol didn’t reply to the Coloradoan for this story.
Native Meals3300 S. Faculty Ave., closed Sept. 29. The fast-casual vegan chain had been at Fort Collins’ Foothills mall since earlier this 12 months.
Loopy King Burrito632 S. Faculty Ave., closed in mid-July after roughly 4 months in enterprise. The Mexico-born burrito chain opened March 30, with Eaton couple and Loopy King Burrito franchisees Linda and Mike Rewerts at its helm. Mike Rewerts informed the Coloradoan in late October that the burrito store closed attributable to an absence of help from Loopy King Burrito’s company workplace. The burrito store marked a brand new — albeit quick — chapter for the South Faculty Avenue house, which was previously residence to Peace, Love and Little Donuts earlier than it shuttered late final 12 months.