This spring, the Central Market will open at 2669 Larimer Street in the 1920s H.H. Tammen Curio Company building. The 12,000 square foot space will house 13 local vendors curated by chef Jeff Osaka and his business partner, developer Ken Wolf.
"I live here, and I've always felt we lacked a gourmet marketplace in this neighborhood," Wolf said in a press release. "A one-stop culinary immersion experience where you can buy fresh-baked bread, have a glass of wine, buy your groceries, get an ice cream cone," he continued.
Designed b LIV Studio, Central Market will bring coffee from Crema Bodega, an anex off the popular Crema Coffee House just down the street, ice cream from High Point Creamery, cheese and cured meats in a sushi bar-like format from Culture Meat & Cheese, a new venture from chef Justin Brunson, and fresh pastries from Izzio Bakery. Guests will be able to get fish from Silva's Fish, a new business owned by chef Jesus Silva (Sushi Rama, Osaka Ramen), a variety of meats (plus a couple of fresh sandwiches daily) from The Local Butcher, and produce on a plate, bowl, or in a juice from Green Seed. If ice cream didn't fix that sweet craving, COCO Chocolates will also be on hand for an additional sugar boost.
Celebrated chefs Andrea Frizzi of nine year old Il Posto and Sean Kelly of Desmond's (previously of Clair de Lune, Aubergine) are joining the line up at the new RiNo spot. Frizzi will helm Vero, serving freshly made pastas, pasta sauces, and wood-fired pizzas for dining in or take away and Kelly will bring SK Provisions, focused on rotisserie meats and poultry and a host of prepared foods and pantry goods.
Curio, a bar set in the middle of the market hall, will have a drink for everyone; whether you like beer, wine or cocktails. Guests will be able to take their drinks and carry them around the entire market, providing a more unique shopping experience.