Streetcar 520 to replace McCabe’s Tavern early 2018 

click to enlarge McCabe's was a go-to for fish & chips. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • McCabe's was a go-to for fish & chips.
Make your last visits to McCabe’s Tavern, because come late January, it’s going away for good. Owner Ari Howard will be closing the spot as part of a major renovation of the current Computer Resources, McCabe’s, The Coffee Exchange and Rest Float Solutions storefronts by Niebur Development, as well as the in-development Atomic Cowboy/Denver Biscuit Company/Fat Sully’s New York Pizza space. Howard’s taking advantage of the exterior renovations to get in some major interior renovations. She hopes to open a new concept, Streetcar 520 (520 S. Tejon St.), around two months after everything closes.

She says exterior construction should be underway in late February, noting her space alone will take roughly a month. She hopes to be the first spot back in business. As part of the renovations, the dining space will gain a skylight and a 640-square-foot mezzanine off the kitchen. She’s also designed a preliminary menu, focused on globally inspired small and shared plates. It’ll be subject to further revisions before the grand opening. Addressing the last McCabe’s reboot in 2015, where vegan fare became a bigger focus, Howard says that won’t be the case here, though she’ll offer vegan and vegetarian options.

“We’re going for casual excellence,” she says. “It’s not fine dining by any means — I still want it to be a very casual setting, with exceptional service, exceptional food and exceptional drinks.”


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