It’s official! According to the Denver Post “Chuey Fu’s Baja Cantina to fill former home of McLoughlin’s in Riverfront Park” we will finally have a new occupant in the vacant McLoughlin’s space.
The neighborhood has been waiting, and hoping, and awaiting someone to bring us a new spot to gather with friends and make a new community gathering spot. Chuey Fu’s has stepped up to the plate and plans to bring us just that.
Here is an excerpt from their Denver Post article…
While Chuey Fu’s typical offerings blend together flavors in dishes like chipotle miso soup and pho burritos, the new location will focus on more traditional style tacos, like a seared ahi taco, pork carnitas, and grilled or battered fish tacos. It will have a raw bar that serves fresh oysters and peel-and-eat shrimp and also will serve weekend brunch featuring dishes like churro waffles, crab cake benedict, breakfast tacos and burritos, and scramble bowls.
Knoblich stared Chuey Fu’s as a food truck (which is still up and running) in 2013, subsequently opening on Santa Fe in June 2016 and in Englewood in October 2017. Because Chuey Fu’s will share the block with a place that offers poke and ramen, Knoblich plans to offer the neighborhood a different menu (geared toward traditional Mexican food) than at his other locations.
Also making news on the plaza, Wayward will be closing its doors. In this article on the know titled “Wayward falls as Riverfront Park’s latest victim, closes after just 8 months” you can read more. The few folks we spoke with in Riverfront Park were excited about the opportunity for a new venue in the space. If Wayward restaurant didn’t win everyone over, their pop up bar ideas had lines out the door for several months. But the magic didn’t happen the way everyone hoped.
Now it is time to see if someone can make the space shine. And lets face it, with Denver’s new growth this is a true hotspot for someone to win the neighborhood over.
This is not a neighborhood without opinion, and many would love to see a Five Star restaurant fill the spot. So share your opinions on what kind of food/cuisine/chef… anything you would like to see fill this prime real estate spot on the plaza.
Summer is coming, that patio can NOT be left unused for the neighborhood.
Cheers Riverfront Park.. let your voices be heard.
WHAT TYPE OF RESTAURANT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE PLAZA? Who knows, maybe someone will read this post and follow your advice.