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Choice Market, a local supermarket with a local, sustainable ethic, has just opened its new Golden Triangle store – the largest to date – on the ground floor of the Parq on Speer apartment complex. Upon opening, Choice will become one of the largest retail stores in the country, using “frictionless” shopping technology that allows customers to literally get started without stopping at a checkout counter. Shelf sensors, cameras, and other devices track items and your account will be charged as soon as you walk out the door. The only reason you might have to pay more traditionally is to grab a cone or mug from the counter at the High Point Creamery in the store as they have their own point of sale.
Lea Jane’s has opened its first standalone hot chicken restaurant since its introduction to Avanti Food & Beverage two years ago. Lea Jane’s took over the former home of Bijus Little Curry Shop in RiNo. The fried chicken specialist is also spreading its wings beyond downtown Denver. The company already has a site in Houston and is planning new outposts in the University of Denver and Englewood neighborhoods.
Here is our full list of openings for the week of April 5-11, 2021:
Restaurants and bars open this week *
Bambu, 2215 South Broadway
Choice Market, 939 Bannock Street
The Golden Mill, 1012 Ford Street, Golden
Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken, 1441 26th Street
Odell Brewery Sloans Lake Brewhouse, 1625 Perry Street
Salon Donuts, 95 Lincoln Street
Season, 6105 South Main Street, Aurora
Restaurants Moving This Week *
CoraFayes Home Cooking & Soul Food, 15395 East Colfax Avenue (from 16251 East Colfax Avenue)
* Or earlier and not previously reported.
Do you know any openings or closings that are not on this list? Let us know in the comments or send an email to [email protected]
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Mark Antonation is the Westword Food & Drink Editor. He began eating and writing about every restaurant on Federal Boulevard, and continues to cover the diverse international food scene on Metro Denver and the city’s rapidly changing dining landscape. Mark was named an Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association in 2018.