The sign has gone up but the doors are still closed. I haven’t heard when the new restaurant, Frisco Prime, will be open for business but I will be keeping an eye on it! It took over the building where the Blue Spruce Inn has been for years.
According to some history on OpenTable and the Summit Daily, the back bar of the Blue Spruce building was built in Brunswick, New York, around 1860 before being transported to Denver. It was taken by wagon to Black Hawk where it was part of the Royal Flush Saloon. At some point, it was dismantled, brought to Summit County and re-assembled. The Blue Spruce Inn opened in 1940 near Farmer’s Corner. It moved to it’s present location in 1974. 2017 brings yet another chapter to this decades long story when the Blue Spruce closed. We are anticipating the opening of this new restaurant in 2018.
Frisco Prime is rumored to have the same owner’s as Vinny’s, an Italian restaurant just down the street. I don’t know if that rumor is true but the V on the Frisco Prime sign makes me think it could be accurate.