Denver’s Annie’s cafe and bar on Colfax to close in summer after building sold to Spice Room

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After five months in the air, the future of Annie’s Cafe is at least partially decided.

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Annie’s will likely remain open through July 31 at 3100 E. Colfax Ave. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. More information at 303-355-8197 and annies-cafe.com.

The beloved all-day breakfast restaurant that operated on East Colfax Avenue for 14 years will close by the end of July when its lease ends, owner Peggy Anderson said Wednesday. at the Denver Post.

“The building has been sold and the people who bought it are setting up a new restaurant,” Anderson said. “We had considered (buying him), but we don’t have that many pockets.”

The 5,500 square foot commercial building and parking lot at 3100 E. Colfax Ave. sold in mid-April for nearly $2 million. BusinessDen was first to announce the news Wednesday.

The restaurant space’s new owners also own Spice Room on 38th Avenue. Since this small North Denver bistro opened in 2017, it’s built a following for its menu of chaats, curries, and other Indian specialties, including plenty of vegan options.

Annie celebrated her 40th anniversary last summer. The restaurant opened in 1981 on Colorado Boulevard in Denver before moving to its current location in Colfax in 2008. Now, Anderson, her sister Mary Meggitt and her niece Lucy Meggitt are looking for Annie’s third home in Denver.

“We don’t want to go overboard because we have good deals in those neighborhoods,” Anderson said. “So we would like to stay quite close, but we are open (to options).”

Anderson, who recently turned 70, will view the sale and impending move as an opportunity to (mostly) retire. She says her sister and niece will lead the effort to move Annie’s into its next phase.

“Lucy is 28, which is interesting because that’s (about) the age I was when I started Annie’s,” Anderson said. “And Mary has run the restaurant for 40 years.”

She is delighted that Annie’s is refreshing itself, to some extent, with the next generation of family owners. But she assures diners and fans that most tchotchkes and memorabilia from the current space will move with the company. And anything that doesn’t fit will be auctioned off, Anderson imagines.

“It’s bittersweet for me, because I raised my family here,” she said. “It’s my life. However, I think it’s very exciting for Annie to be reinvigorated.

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