Growth in the Lower Highlands continues this spring as the five-story Alexan LoHi apartments prepares to open, and with it, a new coffee shop, bar, and taco restaurant for the residents and neighborhood. Method Roasters, Lady Jane, and Bartaco will debut throughout the spring and summer at the northwest corner of 32nd Avenue and Tejon Street.
Method Roasters, which operates a roasting facility in Sunnyside and a coffee bar at The University of Colorado Boulder, will open its new cafe, coffee shop, and corner store in May. The full coffee and espresso bar will also sell pastries and grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, according to co-owner Alex Rawal. The shop’s corner store will offer locally sourced goods with a selection that’s “a mix of 7/11 and Whole Foods,” Rawal added. “With more people moving to the city we wanted to bring a convenient space for folks to get their eggs, milk, bread, and basics without having to hop in a car and drive 20 minutes.”
Lady Jane is a new bar by the Hudson Hill team. Drinkers can expect an intimate neighborhood cocktail bar with a vibe similar to its Cap Hill sister spot, according to owner Jake Soffes. “The aesthetic is inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and will have a bright, fun Palm Springs vibe,” Soffes said. He expects to open the new business by early summer.
Finally, Bartaco will open its second Colorado location at the Alexan; the first debuted last summer on Pearl Street in Boulder. Bartaco specializes in tacos and tequila inside a casual Baja beach setting. The business has locations across nine states, and its sister restaurant, Barcelona, is also about to debut in Denver. Barcelona is slated to open later this month in Rino. No word yet on Bartaco’s expected LoHi opening timeline.
The Alexan replaced a retail strip at Dickinson Plaza that was torn down to make room for the new development.