Jefferson Park is swiftly becoming a booming community and as it continues to grow in both size and popularity, the area is beginning to see an increase in trending, high-end businesses.
From new bridal boutiques to neighborhood bistro-like restaurants, 303’s got the lowdown on the happening places to pop by.
In early 2012, Anthony and Melissa Davis saw potential in a vacant Jefferson Park lot along West 25th Avenue and soon 2914 Coffee, was born. In March 2012, 2914 Coffee opened for business and has since blossomed as Jefferson Park’s hottest coffee house.
Romantically named after it’s owners’ wedding anniversary, the Davis’ want their coffee house to be a warm, welcoming environment for their customers.
“We want people to feel at home when they walk in the door,” said 2914 Coffee owner, Melissa Davis. “We offer good coffee, but we want people to know we’re here for them, whether they just want to chat or hang out, we want it to feel like home for them.”
Along with the traditional lattes and macchiatos, the baristas at this coffee house enjoy crafting imaginative latte art and creating new drinks, such as the Akumal, a spicy mocha seasoned with a touch of cayenne pepper to give it some kick. This java house also frequently hosts live music, fundraisers, parties, and more.
Pop on by 2914 Coffee for a touch of home and an authentic, bold morning buzz.
Contemporary Vintage plus social dining is one of the running themes behind Sarto’s, a new Italian eatery opening in Jefferson Park late this year. Inspired by Northern Italy, Sarto’s will bring together the warm hospitality of the Italian people and the social atmosphere of Verona in a new authentic metropolitan eatery.
“No matter what experience you come in looking to have, we’re tailored to you,” said Taylor Swallow, Sarto’s owner.
Crafted in an open-aired style, this restaurant will allow customers to socially enjoy fresh, homemade Italian dishes prepared by chef Brian Laird. The Pantry will be a market located in the back of the restaurant designed for quick lunches or take-and-make salads, soups, sandwiches or pasta.
Whether you’re looking to chill on the piazza with some friends for drinks or treat that special someone, Sarto’s has it covered.
Sarto’s will open at 2900 W. 25th Avenue later this year. Updates and the official opening date will be posted on the Sarto’s Facebook page.
As the Jefferson Park area develops, new high-end boutiques are popping up on the scene, including bridal
boutique, Eco Bridal. Located on the corner of 23rd Avenue and Clay Street, this retailer offers a one-stop shop for all of your bridal needs – for a sensible price.
Eco Bridal provides future brides with brand new, consignment, and rental gowns from a multitude of designers including Atelier Diagonal, La Sposa, and the owner, Mariella Silva-Molina’s new couture line without the hefty expense.
Originally located in Boulder, Silva-Molina decided to move the shop to Jefferson Park because of its potential and proximity to downtown.
“Jefferson Park is a combination of business and residential environments – it’s very urban and eclectic,” Silva-Molina said. “We moved two years ago, and haven’t regretted it.”
Eco Bridal is a bridal consultant shop specializing in finding the perfect dress at just the right price for your budget. The boutique is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only.
Tucked away in the Northern corner of the River Clay Lofts sits Jefferson Park’s newest neighborhood eatery, the Corner House.
Directly across from the park, this restaurant combines industrial design with some of the natural aspects Colorado life to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
Executive Chef and Partner, Matt Selby, describes the Corner House as relaxing experience.
“We want people to be able to come, relax for an hour, and really enjoy a meal in an environment the proprietors really care about,” Selby said.
On the menu, the Corner House offers several dishes from small plates to entrees crafted from locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. Classic favorites such as a ham and cheese sandwich to fine-dining entrees such as the signature Truffle Salt Cured Foie Gras encompass the menu.
Outside of tasty eats and drinks, once a month, Chef Selby hosts an educational series called, Off the Menu. In this series, he and a guest speaker, delve into the different aspects of ingredients and recipes while serving a four-course meal paired with a cocktail or glass of wine.
“This area is a cool neighborhood to be in, it’s underserved in terms of higher end dining and it’s not going to stay that way, it’s the next Highlands” -Chef Selby
I, along with others like Chef Selby, agree that Jefferson Park is West Denver’s newest up-and-coming neighborhood. Soon their developing business district will be overflowing with new boutiques and restaurants to savor, but for now, these happening businesses are striking the iron while it’s hot. Now it’s your turn, stop by Jefferson Park, walk around the park, the neighborhood and check out one or all of these businesses before they get too crowded.
Crystal Anderson is an adventure-seeking journalist, who loves geeking out to Lord of the Rings, meeting new people and traveling. She’s interested in exploring all of Denver’s hidden wonders and hotspots. Have a favorite hidden haunt you want covered? Divulge your secrets to [email protected]