Iconic Cherry Cricket restaurant reopens after months-long closure

Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 21:07:08-04

DENVER – The Cherry Cricket, closed for months due to a fire in the kitchen, reopened Tuesday.

The popular restaurant, located at 2641 E. 2nd Ave. in North Cherry Creek, was officially reborn after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning.

Several people were already in line before the restaurant reopened their doors. Complimentary cake and champagne was served during the grand reopening. 

The Cherry Cricket closed in November following a small fire in the kitchen. There were no reports of injuries.

To celebrate the reopening, The Cherry Cricket will be hosting special events April 11-16.

  • Tuesday, April 11 - To kick off the festivities, The Cricket will host a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. to officially reopen the restaurant. They will be serving complimentary cake and champagne (i.e. cheap sparkling wine) throughout the day and night to celebrate being back in the game.
  • Wednesday, April 12 - Bring in the family, hang with firefighters and help support Metro Caring! Anyone who brings in three or more cans of food will receive a free basket of fries. Additionally, the firefighters who helped The Cricket will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., giving fire truck tours, taking photos and mingling with guests of all ages.
  • Thursday, April 13 - To honor the three brave fish who lost their lives in the fire, The Cricket is holding a funeral at 5 p.m. Bagpipes and dancers will lead the procession and music will carry on into the evening. Make sure to order the fish and chips!
  • Friday, April 14 - The infamous Broncos tailgating bus will be parked out front for guests to take tours and get a glimpse of the “Best Tailgate” trophy. A handful of best pictures from the day using the hashtag #cherrycricketisopen will win an assortment of Broncos swag.
  • Sunday, April 16 - The Cricket will be handing out Easter candy and anyone lucky enough to find a golden egg will get Easter lunch on the house!

The Cherry Cricket opened in 1945 and one time was owned by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. The restaurant has been featured on the Food Network shows Man v. Food and Best Thing I Ever Ate.

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