The development of RiNo isn’t losing any steam. This week, it was announced that the plans for a 14,000-square-foot market will move forward. Plus, one of Denver’s only wi-fi free coffee shops aims for a third location and a young Denver chef announces he’ll be expanding his horizons.
Central Market Coming to RiNo Spring 2016
Where: 2669 Larimer St., Denver
The Low Down: After almost nine months since construction plans were announced, Central Market has a new opening date. Formerly slated for May 2014, the 14,000-square-foot gourmet market hopes to be open for business in spring 2016. The one-stop-shop food emporium comes from Denver developer Ken Wolf and RiNo restaurateur Jeff Osaka, known for Osaka Ramen and the soon-to-open Sushi-rama. The 27th and Larimer building will house 13 yet-to-be-announced tenants that will offer everything from wine, to fresh baked bread and ice cream. All vendors are said to be local companies, with some being veterans and others that will debut their first stores.
“We wanted to create a well-rounded selection, and we knew it was important to us to keep all of the vendors local,” said Osaka. “Our hope is that we’ll be another draw for the neighborhood that will support its diversity, growth and well-being.”
The former 1920s-era H.H. Tammen building will be the first market of this size for the immediate north Larimer area and will surely add a new dimension to the neighborhood. Check back here for more updates on any further construction updates.
Bones Chef to Leave Bonanno Concepts
The Low Down: Yesterday John Depierro, the executive chef at Bones, a Governor’s Park Bonanno Concept, announced he will be leaving his position. He, along with fellow Bones’ chef, Michael Nevarez, recently opened MiJo inside the brand new restaurant incubator, Avanti Food & Beverage and explained he plans to focus on fostering the budding concept.
“It’s just time to focus on life… And what’s important to me [is] building the Mijo brand and concepts,” said Depierro. “I’ve been extremely lucky to work for Frank and Jacqueline [Bonanno] for 3 + years, but all things eventually come to an end. [I] couldn’t thank them enough. The future is bright, and stay tuned to what Mike and I have coming in the future.”
No word yet on who will take his place, but rumor has it that it will be an in-house hire.
Where: 3045 S. Broadway, Englewood
The Low Down: Popular Capitol Hill coffee shop, Pablo’s Coffee, has reported that it plans to open up another location. But instead of staying central, the wi-fi free roaster is aiming to have its first retail shop in Englewood. Currently under contract to buy a 2,000-square-foot retail space, according to BusinessDen, the new coffee shop hopes to close in December and projects eight months of construction thereafter. With nothing finalized, though, it’s not unlikely the shop could be looking at a 2017 opening date.
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