Paul Warthen (left), executive chef and co-owner and Eileen Warthen, wine buyer, director of operations, and co-owner at Potager restaurant on May 22, 2020 in Denver. (Amy Brothers, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The coronavirus crisis has slammed Colorado’s restaurant industry, leaving tens of thousands of servers and kitchen staff out of work.

The vast majority of restaurants in the state have had to let people go, either temporarily or permanently. But the owners of one Denver restaurant, Potager, refused to relent to the economic pressures.

Instead, the farm-to-table eatery in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood boosted its employees pay and decided to fight the headwinds straight on. So far, the have been losing money, but the owners of the culinary beacon are holding out hope.

This is Potager’s story:

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(Video by Amy Brothers, Special to The Colorado Sun)