It has been a long time coming but the wait is almost over: The Denver Central Market announced that it will be officially open for business on Sunday, September 25. A collection of eleven businesses, the new RiNo venue is set in a 12,000-square-foot space at 2669 Larimer Street in the 1920s-era H.H. Tammen Curio Company building.
The open space, designed by local company LivStudio, will bring Denverites Vero pizza from chef Andrea Frizzi of Il Posto, a cheese and meats bar called Culture Meat + Cheese from chef Justin Brunson, fresh fish from chef Jesusio Silva's Silva's Fish Market, and artisan chocolates and confections from Temper, a new business from chef Jon Robbins of Bistro Barbès. There will also be ice cream from High Point Creamery, bread and baked goods from Izzio's, coffee plus some fun retail supplies at Crema Bodega, and rotisserie meats and poultry along with a host of prepared foods and pantry goods at chef Sean Kelly's SK Provisions. For those in search of a produce, Green Seed will hit the spot with fresh juices, veggie bowls, and morning snacks and the Local Butcher will get visitors out the door with a ribeye and more.
Centered in the space is Curio, a community bar owned by Katsumi Yuso Ruiz and Stephen Julia, who have brought on talented bartender Stuart Jensen as a consultant for the opening. Jensen last managed the bar at Mercantile Dining & Provisions.
Here's a peek inside the space: