Come August 2019, Edgewater (the small town framed by Sloan’s Lake and West Colfax) will have a destination spot all its own. Edgewater Public Market promises to bring 50,000 square feet of new development to the area with a heavy focus on food and beverage businesses. Taking over the old King Soopers on 20th and Depew, the new public market will have a designated food hall with 12 different international options.
The list currently includes an Italian street pizza concept called Monna Pizza from Denver Nugget Danilo Gallinari and former Parisi chef Mario Petit, a new Barbed Wire Reef outpost along with its taco concept Carnivore and an Arepas House, where they’ll make fresh arepas daily.
Additionally, Edgewater will welcome seven food truck operators to open brick-and-mortar locations including Moontime Crepes, Vegan Van, Happy Cones, Slideshow Sliders, Mac Shack, Gyro King and a fried chicken concept called Lucky Bird. If you’re in need of a drink, you can head to the rooftop to Roger’s Bar, which will be operated by the minds behind Denver Central Market’s Curio — Stuart Jensen, Stephen Julia and Katsumi Yuso Ruiz. It’ll overlook Sloan’s Lake and will likely have a killer view. Amethyst Coffee will also open a shop in the space to round out the experience. Several other names are in the works to add a brewery and possibly a winery. The preexisting Depew Liquors will also join the project.
Amethyst Lakeside. Photo by Brittni Bell Warshaw.
Katsumi Yuso Ruiz and Stephen Julia of Curio
On the retail side, the boutique Velvet Wolf will open another set of stores focusing on well-priced attire, whereas Queen City General Store will bring its curated new and vintage clothing as well as home goods. Zero Market, also located in Stanley Marketplace with Velvet Wolf, will open its “zero waste market” featuring local, organic and toxin-free goods. Currently, negotiations are in the works to add a salon, a barbershop and four fitness studios.
If that wasn’t enough, the marketplace has an option to build another spot across the street near Target, if they desire. A free-standing 3,400-square-foot restaurant space is also up for grabs.
This new development paired with the recent revival of West Colfax (think Alamo Drafthouse and the nearby and emerging 40West Arts District) — is surely going to make the area a new destination for Denver dwellers and visitors alike.
Opening date is set for sometime in August, but seeing how other large-scale markets have gone, it won’t be surprising if this project opens piece-meal through the end of the year.
Edgewater Public Market is located at 20th Avenue & Depew Street.