The LoHi food hall/incubator is heading to Boulder. The second location is taking over the 13,000-square-foot former Cheesecake Factory on Pearl Street.
“We have been actively seeking space in downtown Boulder for quite some time and are proud to announce an executed lease with Unico Properties,” said Patrick O’Neill, co-founder of Avanti Food & Beverage. “The former Cheesecake Factory space supports our core incubator model and the views spanning from the Flatirons to Sanitas on our roof-top deck are spectacular. We’ve seen seven concepts that started within Avanti in Denver break out into brick and mortar locations and we can’t wait to help foster the same success in Boulder. We will collaborate closely with the City of Boulder and its various departments to make Avanti a destination for residents and visitors to gather day and night and support Boulder’s bustling culinary scene.”
The new location is set to open in late 2019 with six concepts that have yet to be announced. Like the Denver location, it will also have an expansive rooftop deck and two bars. A coffee and pastry shop will be new to Boulder and will cater to the early morning crowd. The inside will likely vibe with the Mile High location as Scout Interiors will return as the interior designer whereas Oz Architecture will spearhead the architecture.
The food hall concept will join similar hubs like The Rayback Collective and will hopefully spur on Boulder’s culinary scene.
“The Boulder community is excited that Avanti is bringing a modern-day food hall to Pearl Street,” said Sean Maher, CEO of the Downtown Boulder Partnership. “Their Denver location is a vibrant hub of culinary innovation, which is a perfect match for our downtown. Both locals and visitors to Boulder have come to expect fresh, creative dining choices and that’s what Avanti is all about — I have no doubt that Avanti Boulder will be a big success.”
The new Avanti location will be at 1401 Pearl St., Boulder and is expected to open late 2019.