A much-anticipated RiNo food hall has set its opening date for March 12 by the 38th and Blake RTD station. Zeppelin Station will debut with 100,000 square feet of food vendors, retail shops, bars, and co-working spaces. Its eight food stalls will include a monthly changing popup, starting with Comal Heritage Food Incubator. And a sit-down restaurant will eventually anchor the space, tentatively planned for this summer.
Comal is the latest food offering to be announced in a lineup that now includes Montreal-style smoked meats, Indian street food, Korean fusion, banh mi, poke, gelato, and Vietnamese coffee. Based at Taxi (also Zeppelin-owned), Comal serves Mexican, Salvadoran, Syrian, and Ethiopian foods prepared by women from the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
Two bars will serve alcohol inside Zeppelin Station: Kiss + Ride, situated on the main floor, will be a quick-drink spot; and Big Trouble, located in a secluded second-story mezzanine, will cater to a slower pace. The downstairs bar will have a time and travel theme, while upstairs is described as East meets West. Alongside food and drink tenants, RiNo Arts District’s retail shop will be based at Zeppelin Station, along with other design and apparel stores. Three additional floors will provide co-working space for business offices.