Mellow Mushroom opens to crazy crowds at the Tabor Center
When I got the hostess on the horn earlier today, she hung up on me. An immediate call-back was a short, pointed, one-sided conversation that went something like this: "We're crazy, crazy busy; please call back later."
Brian Green Opening day on the patio of Mellow Mushroom
Apparently Mellow Mushroom, which opened today at 1201 16th Street in the Tabor Center, is already shrooming with crowds. The Atlanta-based pizza chain, owned by Morris and Sharon Purcel and their son Shane, franchisee John Valentino, and another son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Holly Griset, trumpets more than a hundred locations nationwide, including a second Colorado location at the Streets at SouthGlenn.
"Denver has a vibrant downtown, and the 16th street Mall doesn't have another establishment like Mellow Mushroom," explains Morris Purcel. The Southern-style, stone-basked pizza joint offers late-night dining, nightly live entertainment and a temperature-controlled covered patio. "Downtown Denver is a happy place and Mellow Mushroom is a happy place--a perfect match," says Morris.