Ted’s Montana Grill is closing its Larimer Square location after more than 20 years

The restaurant joins a long list of departures since Larimer was bought by a North Carolina real estate firm in 2020.
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Ted’s Montana Grill in Larimer Square. May 16, 2023.
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Ted's Montana Grill at Larimer Square has officially closed its doors after more than 20 years in downtown Denver. The chain restaurant joins a long list of businesses that have announced departures since Larimer Square's newest owners, Asana Partners, purchased it in December 2020.

"We just weren't able to find common ground on what we felt was a fair lease for both parties," said Kristie Mansur, a spokesperson for Ted's Montana Grill. "Due to that, we have had to make the difficult decision to close this restaurant."

The location's last day was Monday, May 15, but will continue to operate its other locations in Aurora, Colorado Springs, Greenwood Village, Lakewood, Littleton and Westminster.

"The Larimer Square [location] has been a flagship. We've been here for over 20 years serving authentic American dining and offering genuine hospitality," Mansur said. "I think our authentic made-from-scratch American dining is very true to Colorado and who they are. Larimer Square doesn't offer anything similar to what we brought to the table."

Green Russell, a speakeasy-like bar in Larimer Square, closed its doors in December 2022 after 12 years in business.

Jaqueline Bonanno, co-owner of the Green Russell, described her relationship with Asana as distant at best, and they were told that Asana needed the space for a boiler room as renovation for elevated office tenants.

Other notable Larimer Square departures include Bistro Vendome, Gusterman Silversmiths, Victoriana Antique and Fine Jewelry and the Pendleton wool shop which all took place in 2022.

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