Though Millers & Rossi experienced a recent electrical issue that's nothing short of inconvenient as they try to get up and running, the 1920s-style speakeasy meets art gallery is aiming to open its doors by mid-April. The concept , launched by a group of four brothers and friends, including local photographer Dustin Miller, is planted in the River North Arts District and includes a dark inviting bar, where guests can enjoy a selection of craft cocktails made with simple ingredients and a commercial office for artists in the front at 3542 Walnut Street.
"We decided to open Millers & Rossi because we all are into the arts," says Aaron Bodrog,who is helps sourcing and managing the local artists alongside Miller. "RiNo quickly became the area we targeted because of the fast pace of growth, youth and the art scene. It was a match to what we were trying to accomplish."
All artwork on display – ranging from installations to painting to photography – will be locally made, representing the diversity of skills, creativity and talent in the community.
Casey Miller, one of the brothers behind Millers & Rossi, will serve as the culinary talent behind the venue, using locally sourced ingredients and inspired by Sicilian food, thanks to a post in Italy while he was serving in the U.S. Navy.
"We chose to open Millers & Rossi because we have a chance to offer a truly unique concept in one of the most diverse, talented, original and up-and-coming areas in Denver, if not the entire country," Bodrog says, calling this co-founders, "a true family, with a passion and heart for exciting all of one's senses."