The suspense around Halcyon’s new restaurant has been building since Departure’s sudden, ahem, departure last spring. Now, the cat is out of the bag. Local Jones will showcase contemporary American cuisine with a locally-grown, sustainably sourced menu of light, approachable fare. The space promises to be comfortable and down-to-earth, a self proclaimed “local gathering spot where friends come together to trade stories and smiles over great food, great wine and great company.” Like its predecessor, Jones will offer bar, banquette and table seating alongside a chef-driven menu, yet the newer interpretation will be less au currant and more convivial. The name itself is taken from Denver founder, trader and notorious bon vivant Jack Jones. Together with his partner John Smith, Jones set up a trading post at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte Rivers in 1858. Their post quickly became the meeting place for locals looking to purchase goods, catch up on gossip, and have a good time. Local Jones hopes to follow suit. The restaurant will be open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.