Tony P's goes pasta point of no return in Cherry Creek

Tony P's has gone dark in Cherry Creek.
Tony Pasquini has had a rough ride in Cherry Creek, where he closed the first Tony P's this past weekend. He'd initially opened the place in early 2012 as a Pasquini's, but he had to change that last August after he got into a legal wrangle with his sister, who now owns the original Pasquini's at 1310 South Broadway that Tony opened back in 1986 -- and apparently also owns the rights to the Pasquini's name.

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The Tony P's name change didn't solve all his problems, and on Sunday he closed the restaurant. It will reopen for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and then shut down altogether. But that doesn't mean Tony Pasquini will be out of the restaurant business. He has Tony P's locations in Highland and Uptown -- the former a longtime Pasquini's that changed names a few months ago, the latter a restaurant he opened last fall -- that are still going strong.

And he also has a Pasquini's in Lone Tree -- but will be required to change the name of that restaurant next year, when the lease also happens to be up.

Here's the message that Tony Pasquini sent out to alert regulars about the closing of the Cherry Creek store:


I want to let you know that we're closing our location at 240 Milwaukee in Cherry Creek. We will be open for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival on July 5, 6 and 7.

As of Sunday June 16th, we will no longer be open during regular business hours.

However, we are delivering to Cherry Creek customers from our 17th Avenue location.

I want to thank you on behalf of myself, my family and my mother Judy Pasquini. I want to express to you how appreciative we are of your support, your loyalty and your business. We are truly fortunate to have such good friends, family and customers.

We will continue to operate the Tony P's Highland at 32nd and Zuni, Tony P's 17th at 17th and Clarkson, and our namesake restaurant in Lone Tree at Quebec and 470 in Lone Tree .

In doing so, we are re-committing ourselves to the values that we hold dear--appreciation for others, helping people in the community, and respecting those from all walks of life.

We pride ourselves on being a place in the neighborhood where friends and family come together to enjoy each other's company and celebrate life with good food and good drink.

Please forward this on to all your email contacts, as we want to spread the word that we are still here, still going strong and want to spread our positive vibe to as many people as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Location Info

Tony P's - CLOSED

240 Milwaukee St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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The 32nd and Tejon location prints money, because it draws both the LoHi crowd, and the Highland Mommies crowd. Cherry Creek draws the Botox crowd, and those people don't eat pizza.

Bill Husted
Bill Husted

they never mention that the food was awful


This says more to me about the deep sucking sound that Cherry Creek has produced for businesses over the past 15 years and less about this particular restaurant.  Difficult to access and even more ridiculous to park in, Cherry Creek is no more than a large convenience store for an aging and unwelcoming local population.  Just look at the shops that still stand.  There are exceptions, and it is certainly the prerogative of the locals, but if the Cherry Cricket closes, I say we sell Cherry Creek to China for $10.32.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "Tony P's goes pasta point of no return"



I gotta admit that the headline made me chuckle.  Thanks, Patty. 


Any ideas who might take over the space?

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