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Denver’s Biggest Patio Will Be Attached to a Food Truck Lot With a Rock Climbing Wall

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Improper City will be a bar, climbing and yoga studio, cafe, beer garden, food truck court, and event space
Via 303 and Improper City

THAT’S SO COLORADO NEWS: Boulder’s Rayback Collective is teaming up with Movement Climbing + Fitness to create a one-stop rock climbing and yoga center with a food truck parking lot, indoor bar, and event space in RiNo. Improper City will open this summer at 3201 Walnut Street, 303 reports. It will bring a 12,000-square-foot patio and beer garden along with mixed-use indoor areas from an all-day cafe, to co-working, and a stage and event space.

The business’ name comes from a long-ago observation about Denver: “Rose Kingsley was an English immigrant making her way across the plain states,” Rayback co-owner Hank Grant tells 303. “She made the statement upon arriving in Denver that it was as if the angels were carrying the city to a proper place, and dropped it here. Denver’s just this weird town on the Platte at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and we’ve been able to keep the city alive and thriving in what some would deem an improper place.” [303]

IN WITH THE NEW NEWS: Charcoal Restaurant closed two weeks ago in the Golden Triangle, and now a new tenant has announced its arrival in the spot this spring. Ad Hominem will be a restaurant “for the people,” run by three chefs, Westword reports. “In a way, we’re undercutting fine dining,” chef Chris Martinez tells Westword. Martinez together with chefs Catie Reece and Julian Kurz plan on pricing their elevated food slightly below that of other fine dining establishments, so a dinner for two will run for $80 to $100 rather than $150 to $200. Still seem steep? They also plan to pass that pricing on to employees, setting “a new standard” for line cook and other wages. [Westword]

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