Noca is no go
"Noca Kitchen is going to be a substantial growth vehicle for us in
Denver, as well as the rest of the country," Thompson said at the time of the gourmet-fast concept. Don't know how fast it will catch on in the rest of the country, but Noca is now a no-go on 17th, and that space is back on the market.
Thompson's keeping his hand in Denver, though: He's turning the old Squealing Pig space at 2700 East Third Avenue into Argyll, which could be the town's second "gastropub" -- if it beats Colt & Gray, another gastropub going into 1553 Platte Street. Thompson's ex-wife, Leigh Jones, owns the town's first: Jonesy's EatBar.