Next year, the Stanley Marketplace, a 100,000 square foot urban marketplace will open its doors in Aurora. Set on 22 acres, near the border to Stapleton, the development plans to offer a multiple options for dining, shopping and recreational facilities.
Restaurateur Kevin Taylor, who recently closed his flagship fine dining spot in the Hotel Teatro, will anchor the southwest corner of the Stanley Marketplace. Taylor is going casual — an eatery and beer hall in which the cuisine will be presented in a dialed down, approachable way, with a continued commitment to high-quality ingredients.
The space, the former Stanley Aviation Building where airplane ejector seats were manufactured for roughly 50 years, is industrial and the atmosphere of the new eatery will mirror that. Diners will enjoy views of the Rockies, Westerly Creek and much of the 22 acre-park on which the marketplace is situated.
"I'm excited to move forward with our next venture in a different way," says Taylor. "Approachable restaurants are the future, and I believe we can provide the level of cuisine for which we're known, but in a way that is appealing to everyone, and fits within Stanley, and the surrounding community, perfectly."
Taylor's restaurant group, which runs several catering operations within the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum, will also provide catering for the indoor and outdoor event spaces within Stanley. The same group operates, among others, Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House and Palettes at the Denver Art Museum.