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Inside The Source: Denver's Massive Culinary Community

The Source [Photos: Adam Larkey]

Here's a plywood gallery of The Source, a cutting edge urban market concept from innovative developer Kyle Zeppelin of The Taxi Community. Easily one of the most anticipated openings of 2013, The Source will be Denver's answer to locally sourced artisan products, including meat, cheese, coffee, wine, beer, booze, bread, pastries and produce. The Source will also house two restaurants, one being a Denver extension of Longmont's wildly popular Comida Cantina, and the other TBA in coming weeks. Calling the offerings at the source "local" is a bit of an understatement though, as Zeppelin has selected craftsman that will produce much of the market's items on-site. "The places we're attracted to have an edge, " he says, "they're gritty, but they're doing refined things and they're approachable."

Zeppelin says idea is to create a market where visitors can see their purchases directly from the source (clever, eh?), and the building will remain relatively raw, exposing its scars and showcasing some of the graffiti art. "The exterior is pretty amazing. There's nothing like it downtown," Zeppelin says, adding that the natural light and infrastructure visible from inside of the building really sold him.

When The Source comes to life in 2013, people can pop in for a meal at one of the restaurants and later transition over to Crooked Stave brewery for a beer, or to the coffee roaster (tipsters suggest Boxcar Coffee out of Boulder) for an espresso. But the journey doesn't stop there — guests can then wander over to the butcher's counter for a cut of meat, or to the winery (rumor has it that Jack Rabbit Hill will likely sign-on with the project) for a bottle of wine to take home. The Source will even have a florist and a small grocery area with fresh produce and artisan cheeses.

While the full roster of tenants has yet to be announced, one thing is for sure: The Source will be a one-stop-shop for the ultimate Denver dining experience.

· Full Coverage of The Source [-EDen-]

The Source

3350 Brighton Boulevard, , CO 80216 (720) 443-1135 Visit Website

Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar

1441 West 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 720-508-3292 Visit Website