After four years operating in RiNo, Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe is pulling out of The Source and expanding its flagship LoHi location. The 5-year-old meat purveyor will convert an office space behind its existing butcher shop at 3326 Tejon Street. In the expanded store, customers will find more dry goods and educational programming, in addition to the butcher’s animal cuts, bone broths, and deli meats.
Western Daughters at The Source closes on Saturday, April 28.
“We just loved the transparency that (The Source) was bringing to Denver’s food scene,” said Western Daughters co-owner Kate Kavanaugh. Now she and partner Josh Curtiss want to “streamline” their efforts, though, and make the LoHi Western Daughters into a primary production facility as well as a community “beacon of health and wellness.”
At the LoHi shop, they’re focusing on overall wellness, from bone broths made in-house and sold in to-go cups, to sausages stuffed with beets and garlic or lemon, ginger, and turmeric. In addition to traditional butchery classes, they’ll also teach cooking and eating with restrictive diets. Kavanaugh and Curtiss have started a subscription-based meat club, too, where customers can pick up boxes with a selection of their products at various places around the metro area. In their store, other food items, such as probiotic Coconut Cult yogurts and Pearl Butters expand on this wellness vision.
“We’ve always said food has the potential to heal land,” Kavanaugh said of working with sustainable ranchers to source lamb, pork, and beef. “Now we want to focus on how it can heal bodies and communities.”
Western Daughters will continue to operate daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3326 Tejon Street. More information about the meat club can be found on their website. Corrida is the latest restaurant to feature the butcher’s dry-aged, grass-fed beef on its menu.