Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar plans to roll out a fresh location this summer.
The sushi joint will close its current spot in Cherry Creek this summer and move two blocks east to 3030 E. 2nd Ave., said Jessica Brookhart, director of operations.
“We just needed to do a little refresh,” she said. “It was between giving our current space a face-lift or moving to a new space, and we wanted a larger space.”
Brookhart said Hapa’s lease at 2780 E. 2nd Ave., where it occupies 3,200 square feet, is ending. She said she doesn’t have a set timeline for the move, but expects it to happen before fall.
Hapa will take about 4,500 square feet of the building at its new location on the corner of 2nd Avenue and St. Paul Street. Stuart Zall, Stacey Glenn and Kyle Framson represented the landlord in lease negotiations.
Cooler brand Yeti plans to open a retail shop down the street by year-end.
Hapa Sushi markets itself as a Japanese-Hawaiian fusion restaurant. The word “hapa” comes from a Hawaiian term that describes “a harmonious blend of Asian & American cultures,” according to its website.
The chain opened its first restaurant in 1999 in Boulder. Its original Pearl Street location is still open, and the chain since has added three outposts in Greenwood Village, LoDo and Cherry Creek.