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Denver's mayor ends long run as restaurateur

DENVER John Hickenlooper, who cited his restaurant experience during his successful campaign to become mayor of Denver in 2003, has exited the business by selling his 40-percent interest in seven local restaurants.

The sale last week of his stake in Wynkoop Holdings, named for the Wynkoop Brewing Co. restaurant he opened in 1988, ends Hickenlooper's 19-year career in the business.

His interest was sold to management and some employees of Wynkoop for a

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