"With cod help," Palais Casablanca will reopen in two to three weeks following flood damage

Lori Midson
Every time I drive by Palais Casablanca -- which is often several times a day -- there's rarely, if ever, a single car in the parking lot, and on the various occasions when I've poked my head through the door, the dining room, with its plush pillows and traditional floor seating, has been eerily vacant.

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Any yet, the Moroccan restaurant somehow manages to stay open -- at least until last week, when the pipes broke, subsequently causing flood damage. Earlier today, when I peeked inside, the quarters were bereft of furniture, but a sign on the doors assures guests that owner Said Benjelloun, who's also the lone chef, server and taskmaster, will reopen in two weeks...with "cod help."

The voice I got on the phone made no mention of "cod help" -- or what I assume was meant to be "God's help" on his typed note, but he did confirm that the restaurant suffered flood destruction and would be back in business in two to three weeks.

In cod we trust.

Location Info

Palais Casablanca Moroccan Cuisine (closed for rennovations) - CLOSED

2488 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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IDK. Maybe the cod will help the "well open." At least they made the notice poetic.

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

I sure hope they get back on their feet soon. :( We lost the Moroccan place up the street from me last month - it's now a taqueria...

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

I don't want to seem like I'm spamming, so check out the "What else does Denver need?" [Mecca Grill] thread for an update on Palais Casablanca.

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

The taqueria in question (La Morenita) is delicious mind you :)

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