What is now a construction site in LoDo at 18th and Wazee is become Z Block, a mixed-used development from the Grand American Inc., McWhinney, and Sage Hospitality Group. The latter of the partners, a hotel and restaurant management group that runs several popular spots in Denver, will open a 172-room independent hotel at Z Block.
The anchor eatery of the hotel second location of Kachina Southwestern Grill. The first location of the restaurant opened in Westminster in the Westin Hotel in the fall of 2012. The group is also building a hotel in Cherry Creek that will house the highly anticipated restaurant Departure, led by chef Gregory Gourdet.
Z Block will also include office space and more restaurants. No details on the additional eateries have been provided.