Provisions Chophaus and Drinkery Closes After Only Eleven Days

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In a record-setting summer of Denver bar and restaurant openings, there was bound to be some fallout. But usually the shakeout starts six to twelve months down the road, when guests start to dwindle or bad business plans become exposed. Unfortunately for the management and staff at Provisions Chophaus and Drinkery, eleven days was all it took before the place went dark. The restaurant's Facebook page indicates that ownership strife is to blame.

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As first reported on Eater Denver, co-owners and chefs Donne Briggs and Adam Sutter are in the midst of a financial squabble, as evidenced by this message left on the restaurant's website:

I'm so sorry to all the great people who have supported our great restaurant. The idea was great and our core staff was dedicated and amazing. Unfortunately due to one bad apple we have to close the doors. But this is an amazing country with some great laws, so that bad apple won't get too far from his arrest warrants. But thank you again for everything. Amen.

While the bad apple isn't named, a mess like this can taint the whole bunch. If there's any upside, it's that with Denver's exploding dining scene, the suddenly out-of-work employees should have no trouble finding jobs.

And in the meantime, the Provisions spot at 1550 Blake Street -- a black hole on an otherwise very bright block for Denver dining -- is again vacant. Past tenants include T|ACO, 8 Rivers Cafe and a sporting goods store.


Location Info

Provisions Chophaus & Drinkery - CLOSED

1550 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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Misty McBride
Misty McBride

Paper towel thefts close hipster restaurant...bwaha..

Daniel Pinkerton
Daniel Pinkerton

I visited once and witnessed several people stealing paper towels from the rest room. I tried to stop them but one guy brandished a weapon. I'm sure this had something to do with their early closure.

Isaac Loya
Isaac Loya

The restaurant business isn't for just anyone.

Peter Strange Yumi
Peter Strange Yumi

Yeah that has hipster tragedy written all over it. Horrible name .

Johnathan McFarlane
Johnathan McFarlane

What's a drinkery? Sounds like a place where flappers would go in the 1920s to get zozzled.

Tim Tindle
Tim Tindle

You would be better off opening a Mexican restaurant on federal. That street has way too many places already.

Travis Dykers
Travis Dykers

sounds expensive... i would have never went anyways LOL

Jimmy Bernat
Jimmy Bernat

As there neighbor I was really bummed to hear it went bad so fast. Ate there three times (they were open longer then 11 days ) and all three times my food and drinks were good . Best of luck to everyone involved

Frank Johnston
Frank Johnston

Who cares overrated place true colors showed early

Reuben Donnelly
Reuben Donnelly

Ryan Wetterich Kristen Marie wow.!!! Seems about right for T-ACO and Provisons to drop.. That location is cursed.!!

Emily Jones
Emily Jones

Reads like a Portlandia episode... "drinkery"? LOL WTF

Rob Jennings
Rob Jennings

Hipster faux gastropubs are the new cupcake stores.

Emm Deeze
Emm Deeze

Something tells me that, as a business, if you're willing to put your personal problems out there in the public sphere like that, there was more than one bad apple.

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

I blame the ampersand in the name.

weege0011
weege0011

@nowitall *their (the first one)

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