Goodbye to another Denver favorite: Harvey Park’s Rosemary Cafe closes


“Change and goodbyes are hard and we will all miss you as much as you will miss Rosemary’s,” the restaurant said on social media.

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On Tuesday, Rosemary Cafe posted on Facebook that it had been sold and was closing, at least for now.

“The Rosemary family would like to share with all of you that effective May 15, 2022, the current owners of Rosemary’s Cafe will step down and hand over the restaurant to new owners,” Rosemary Cafe said. “From Sunday May 15, Rosemarys will unfortunately be closed and we cannot know when or if it will reopen.”

The restaurant, built in 1973, was listed for $1,750,000 on commercial real estate site Loopnet. Neither the restaurant nor real estate agents Paul Cattin and Joey Gargotto responded to immediate requests for comment.

“We want to take this moment to say thank you to all of our valued customers, those who came once and those we see every week or more, without you these Greek dreams would not have been successful,” said Restaurant. “To our wonderful staff, current and past, we couldn’t have done this without you either. Thank you for your loyalty and for treating our customers like family.

Rosemary Cafe, whose business license dates back to 1999, was owned by former Breakfast King owner Gerasimos “Mike” Apergis. Apergis was a Greek immigrant who launched his career in the restaurant industry working at the Columbine Steakhouse for nine years, according to his obituary.

Breakfast King, a restaurant on Santa Fe Drive, closed its doors last year, months after his death on September 2, 2021.

“Change and goodbyes are hard and we will miss you as much as you have missed Rosemary’s for so many years,” the restaurant said. “Rosemary’s is part of many families and has seen our families grow for many years. Although we don’t know all of the new owners’ plans, we know that now is the time for us to focus on our families and close this chapter of our lives. We are sad to say goodbye to you and we hope you all understand that this decision was made in the best interests of our families. Thank you all for making Rosemary what she was. ”


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