South Pearl St.’s
commercial district has unexpectedly found itself in the role of one of
Denver’s hottest commercial addresses.
The latest restaurateur hoping to jump
into the fray is the Tavern Hospitality Group, who, as The Profile went
to press, was under contract for purchase of the vacant building at 1475 S.
Pearl St. (most recently home to India’s Pearl, according to THG big dog, Frank
THG currently operates a gaggle of popular
Denver dining and entertainment hot spots, including Tavern locations in Wash
Park (1066 S. Gaylord St.), downtown, Denver Tech Center, Uptown, Lowry and
Littleton; as well as the Cowboy Lounge downtown and the Soiled Dove music room
beneath the Lowry Tavern.
Schultz told The Profile that THG’s
purchase is contingent on approval of the liquor license transfer. Due to
physical upgrades planned for the property, a hearing is held as a matter of
course to ensure that the alterations do not run afoul of liquor code dictates.
“I’ve met with the neighborhood group
– 3PA – the merchants association and the neighbors across the
alley. We’re going to make adjustments to delivery hours, dumpster service and
such. We run neighborhood taverns, and do whatever we can to be good neighbors,”
he stated. Schultz said live entertainment would not be a part of the S. Pearl
For information, call 303-226-1555 or visit tavernhg.com.
Congratulations to Steve Whited and the
staff at Black Pearl, 1529 S. Pearl St., on the occasion of their 7th
anniversary on the Pearl St. strip.
Whited, a licensed sommelier and graduate of
the University of Denver, brought his upscale take on contemporary American
cuisine back to Denver after a stay on Nantucket Island as co-proprietor of the
well-regarded Summer House.
The Black Pearl menu, currently in the hands
of executive chef Mitch Mayers, focuses on fresh,
locally sourced ingredients, and thus changes seasonally to take advantage of
the changing harvest. Mayers tempts the palate with
carefully crafted creations like wild boar spare ribs, a “simple” cedar plank
salmon, stuffed pequillo pepper, halibut & shrimp
ceviche and the like. Whited’s wine list is worthy of
a visit all on its own.
Black Pearl is open for lunch and dinner
daily, with brunch served on Sundays. For information, call 303-777-0500 or
While you can never have too many great
restaurants to choose from, one cannot live on food alone. Fortunately, local
tastemakers Katie Agron and Molly Simons are
stepping in to help bolster your options if home decor fills that portion of
your inner appetite that food and drink just don’t satisfy. The duo is pleased
to announce the launch of MK Style, opening June 8 at 1882 S. Pearl St.
Brimming with vintage treasures, authentic
antiques and modern accessories, MK Style offers a fresh take on old favorites.
Agron and Simons have handpicked an inventory of
furniture, colorful accessories, classic gifts, swanky décor and elegant
linens. The store offers a mix of high style, from mid-century modern to East
Coast preppy with a contemporary twist.
What’s more, the shop boasts a comprehensive
gift registry program, whereby anyone can create a wish list, be it for a
wedding, an anniversary, a birthday or simply just because.
MK Style will open Tues.-Sat., 10a.m.-5p.m.
and Sun., 11a.m.-5p.m.. Info: call 303-722-1178 or
PJ Griswold has been doing her part to
keep Pearl St. denizens in style for five years now. PJ’s Boutique, 1509 S. Pearl St., marks
the half-decade point on June 8, with a celebration being planned for sometime
later this summer.
PJ’s racks are abundantly filled with
“dresses, dresses, dresses” along with the complete roster of clothing and accoutrement needed for a youthful, age-appropriate,
contemporary look, regardless of your current place on the chronological
timeline. Whether you’re looking for more retro styling, or a simple
sophisticated chic, Griswold can help you get your wardrobe in order.
For information, call 303-777-8912 or visit pjsboutique.net.
Pearl Street’s ever-growing healthcare
network will welcome a new addition next month when The Dentists On Pearl begin
seeing clients at 1905 S. Pearl St., diagonally across from Park Burger and
the above mentioned newbie to the block, MK Style.
Drs. Cynthia Wright and Stephanie Stratil are Seattle transplants looking for bright skies in
the Mile High City. They plan a full service general dentistry practice,
including cosmetic dentistry and limited orthodontia.
“One of our missions is to be an
eco-friendly practice,” said Dr. Stratil. Toward that
end, the pair plans to employ digital x-ray technology, eliminating film and
processing materials; composite, mercury-free fillings; electronic record-keeping; and reuse of materials wherever possible and
Renovations were under way at press time,
with opening day aimed at “mid-July.” To keep up on the latest, call
303-498-9207 or visit dentistsonpearl.com.