When Union Station finally opens to the public next year, its new neighborhood will sport the One Union Station retail space on 16th Street and Wynkoop. Three new recently announced restaurants just signed leases in the new building: the Boulder-based restaurant, Zoe Ma Ma, and two national restaurant concepts that expanding into Denver: fast-casual Protein Bar and American-European fusion gastropub The Thirsty Lion Pub. Union Station's construction will be complete by spring of 2014.
Zoe Ma Ma is a Boulder-based quick-service Chinese restaurant serving family inspired eats that are tag lined "Super Yummy Street Food!" Everything you'd expect from a Boulder restaurant, Zoe Ma Ma incorporates cage-free eggs, organic flour, MSG-free ingredients, vegan menu items, recyclable containers, and renewable energy into their food and operations. Zoe Ma Ma offers dim sum and Asian-inspired noodle dishes like the Ma Ma's Chicken Noodle Soup.
Protein Bar is a Chicago-based quick-serve restaurant with a focus on healthful, protein-packed meals. The menu sports breakfast, lunch, dinner, and catering, and includes selections like a pancake in a bowl and a vegan superfood salad. Protein Bar will also set up shop in Boulder and on Colorado Boulevard in the next year.
The new Thirsty Lion Pub will be the company's first location in Colorado after three successful openings in Oregon and Arizona. Much like the other locations, the Denver Thirsty Lion's will offer multi-cultural cuisines with an emphasis on local ingredients, bold flavors and scratch recipes. The bar will feature a variety of 52 craft and import beers on draft, too. The Thirsty Lion will open by May 2014.
Located on 16th Street, across the street from the Union Station train platform and on the edge of LoDo, the 110,000 square foot One Union Station will offer easy foot access to Larimer Square, LoHi and all of downtown Denver. For more information about the development, visit the East West Partners website.
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