Yellen opens TILL restaurant next week

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Till restaurant at 9633 Prominent Point opens Monday.

Colorado Springs businessman Mitch Yellen tilled the soil of the restaurant industry in Colorado Springs once more, planting a restaurant in northeast Colorado Springs.

Set to open June 27, TILL is located in Briargate at 9633 Prominent Point off North Powers Boulevard. Beginning Tuesday, June 28, the restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, 365 days a year, he said.

The $12.7 million endeavor employs 100 people, Yellen said, including Executive Chef Sheamus Feeley, the former executive chef at the Hillstone Restaurant Group and now vice president of Altitude Hospitality Group, owned by Yellen and his investors.

“When Sheamus came out, he threw out the menus,” Yellen said.

The chef created new menus that included locally sourced food for salads, hamburgers and fish.

“This is going to blow this city right off the map,” Yellen said, “a lot of the food is right from the farm to table.”

Menu items will range in price from $12 to $24, he said.

 

The mercantile will not include a grocery store, but instead will have a gourmet pick-up for ready-made items, Yellen said. By January, the business will launch a  delivery service with frozen dinners.

“There are a lot of working moms and dads in that area,” he said.

Yellen’s sister Karen inspired TILL. Diagnosed with a brain tumor 20 years ago, Karen switched to eating fresh, organic foods. Her change of diet extended her life by 14 years, Yellen said.

Yellen and his partners also own Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant, the Pinery at the Hill and Altitude Hospitality Group, a catering company that counts the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Fine Arts Center among its clients.