A screenshot of Bar Dough’s Instagram post showing a broken window that forced the restaurant to close for several days. (Courtesy Bar Dough on Instagram)
Denver Restaurant Bar Dough is temporarily closed after a break-in over the weekend.
According to Juan Padro, owner of the popular Highland neighborhood restaurant, a former employee used the back door code to get in at around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday and then smashed dishes and bottles of whiskey. The former employee, who worked at Bar Dough for a day, according to Padro, also used pots and pans to break the consoles of the till system and smash the restaurant’s front door.
Padro estimates that there was more than $ 350,000 in damage between the checkout system, lost sales, equipment, and grocery inventory. The Denver Police are still investigating the incident.
“Everything at Bar Dough is fresh, it comes in every day,” said Padro. “We donated all of this to those in need, we brought out about 100 pounds of meat, tons of produce and dairy products. I posted about it on Facebook and some people came over and picked it up. “
Despite the damage, which Padro described as a “first world problem,” he expects Bar Dough to reopen on Thursday.
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