Denver restaurant sales up 11 percent, leading statewide boom

Colorado’s restaurant scene doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.  Sales at the state’s eateries hit a first quarter record, led by a strong increase in Denver. 
Denver is the crown jewel of the state’s restaurant scene, dwarfing all other counties with $500 million in sales in the first quarter of this year. 

Establishments in the capitol city led the way with an 11 percent increase over last year. That marks 18-straight quarters of sales growth for the city, stretching back to the end of 2009.

Gina Petrini, the general manager of Marcos Coal-Fired Pizza near Coors Field, credits the booming economy.

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