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Last Tuesday, Merle’s–a burger bar that also serves casual comfort eats such as ribs, pulled pork, meatloaf, and fresh-cut fries–opened in Old Town Littleton.

“We took the ugliest piece of property–this was originally a gas station in the 1930s, and then a garage, and then Merle’s Alignment–and we did a major addition,” explains David Svenson, who co-owns the restaurant with Mark Teets.

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The restaurant sports an automotive theme (complete with eight garage doors and the historic sign) so diners can appreciate the salvaged building, and finally turns a local eyesore into a gathering spot.

Svenson says Merle’s is shooting for a best burger and fries award, and while I haven’t been yet, I’m looking forward to checking out the offerings.

2609 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-797-600

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