Plans to open Cold Crush this weekend get crushed

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Lori Midson
Cold Crush won't open this weekend.
Anyone who's created a restaurant can tell you that there are many obstacles along the way to the actual opening. And that's something the folks behind Cold Crush -- a new spot going into 2700 Larimer Street in the hot, hot Ballpark neighborhood -- are rapidly learning. Their plans to open this weekend have been crushed; they just had to push the opening back at least four to six weeks because of construction problems.

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The combo restaurant/art gallery/music venue is being crafted by model/DJ Cassie Stevens and three guys obsessed with music and art -- general manager Eric Cunningham, owner Brian Mathenge and Mu$a Bailey, a local musician, DJ and producer -- and owes its name to the late-'70s hip-hop group Cold Crush Brothers.

When it opens, it will feature a menu created by Sterling Robinson of Billy's Inn. "We might be a bar, but this is going to be a bar with really good, fresh, homemade food," says Cunningham.

Cunningham grew up in the neighborhood, and says the people behind Cold Crush just they wanted to create a gathering place for the community. "We're always down here and have major ties with this neighborhood," he told us last month. "We're from here and think that this is a perfect place to celebrate how much we love this area."

Just don't start celebrating yet. Look for Cold Crush to heat up at the end of May.




Location Info

Cold Crush

2700 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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