Friday, October 12, 2018

Snooze: an A.M. Eatery announces Colorado Springs expansion

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 5:03 PM

click to enlarge Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, is known in part for its gourmet pancake flights. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, is known in part for its gourmet pancake flights.
Morning and afternoon meals just got tastier, as beloved Denver-based chain Snooze: an A.M. Eatery, has announced its first Colorado Springs location. Set to open in April 2019, the spot will anchor a new 8,295-square-foot development at 7587 N. Academy Blvd., according to the Gazette. The company, known in part for its pancake flights and morning-centric cocktails, has 28 locations nationwide and seven in Colorado.

If that sounds like something the Springs already has, it's because that is in fact the case — when we spoke with Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group CEO Randy Price in 2012, before he opened the first Over Easy, a daytime eatery, he acknowledged cribbing plenty of notes from the Denver chain, as well as from many other major-city breakfast spots.

The Snooze announcement comes on the heels of two other Denver-based restaurant businesses, Dos Santos Taqueria and Atomic Cowboy Provisions, opening Springs locations as the city's image shifts from stodgy and hyper-conservative to something more cosmopolitan. And while three data points isn't enough to declare a trend with any degree of certainty, it's certainly interesting timing, and if more well-known Denver eateries decided to expand to the Springs, it would be far from surprising.

In any case, Indy sister paper the Colorado Springs Business Journal reports that Snooze will neighbor Bishops Cuts/Color, a Portland, Oregon-based barbershop and salon chain, also already present in Denver. Karas further reports that Snooze plans on hiring 75 employees — keep eyes open for a hiring event tentatively scheduled for March.

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