McGregor Square in the Press
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant Brings Old School Charm to McGregor Square
“As the city begins to blossom back to life, there may be no better symbol of the renewed energy than McGregor Square… the whole complex was recently joined by a cornerstone with more than enough clout and quality to tie the location together. Carmine’s Italian Restaurant — a genuine staple of the Wash Park neighborhood for nearly three decades running — opened its second iteration downtown on June 15, offering the same family-style dining that made the original so wildly popular.”
First Look: Carmine’s on McGregor Square Delivers Comfort in the Chaos
“What we saw: The decor is lighter than at the original Carmine’s on Penn, which has been serving Italian food and wine on South Pennsylvania Avenue since 1994. That was intentional, according to owner Brad Ritter, who purchased Carmine’s on Penn in 2006 and chose McGregor Square for its first expansion.
‘For years, so many people would say, You need to open a Carmine’s in my neighborhood,’ he explains. While he considered other possibilities, it wasn’t until he was approached about this Colorado Rockies development that he decided to add a second Carmine’s. ‘How could you say no to this opportunity?’ he asks.”