The Preservery restaurant closes

Owners will start a nonprofit with same name


The Preservery, a restaurant located at 3040 Blake St. in Denver, closed in early September. It operated for about seven years.

However, the owners, Whitney and Obe Ariss, will continue their mission of serving the community by starting a nonprofit that they have been envisioning for about a year. To be called The Preservery Foundation, it will work to provide hunger relief to people experiencing homelessness.

“My favorite piece of wisdom for dealing with times of struggle is to reach out and help someone,” Whitney and Obe Ariss wrote in a blog on their website. “We can’t dismantle racism, we can’t end the housing crisis, we can’t solve world hunger, but we can do our best to help make sure the most vulnerable, disenfranchised folks in our community get the chance to go to bed with a full belly, because that is what every human deserves.”

To stay up-to-date on The Preservery Foundation, follow it on Twitter.

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