Denverites may soon be able to drink in the street in select entertainment districts
Denverites may soon be able to carry alcoholic drinks out of bars and into (select) public places. Westword reports that the Denver City Council unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday that will allow bars to apply for licenses to create common consumption areas in the city where drinkers could bring drinks purchased at bars onto the street (but not into other bars).
However, the areas will need to be in locations closed to vehicle traffic while the drinks would need to be served in disposable cups no larger than 16 ounces. A public hearing would also be held before any license can be granted.
The new law will also allow the city to issue temporary licenses for outdoor events that would allow drinks to purchased at bars within the event space and consumed outside. [Westword]
Happy Bakeshop Moves Within Highland
Denver Business Journal reports that Happy Bakeshop, the Highland bakery specializing in cupcakes, macarons, and other sweet treats (not to mention fall pies) has moved two blocks from its old courtyard spot to a more visible location at 3621 West 32nd Avenue.
The bakery will be offering a buy-one get-one free sale on all Thanksgiving pie orders from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday (in-store only) to celebrate the opening. It will also now be open on Sundays. [Denver Business Journal]
RiNo Station Will Start Serving LA-centric Fare Friday
RiNo food and market hall Zeppelin Station is going Hollywood starting this week with the the return of the hall’s “Made in a City Series.” Los Angeles will be focus of the fifth iteration of that series, which brings together art, food, drinks, design, and other offerings from global urban centers.
As part of the series, the halls food stall’s will be selling Los Angeles-centric food items paired with alcoholic beverages. Those offerings will include an “LA Club” made with turkey, bacon, avocado, and herb mayo and agualiches (a seasoned shrimp dish) from La Doña.
Dandy Lion Coffee will be selling boba while OK Poke will be selling offering a California roll bowl made with edamame, cucumber, imitation crab, nori flakes and Japanese mayo. The food halls’ bar, Kiss + Ride, will also offer an LA-inspired drink pairing for each dish. The Made in LA series kicks off with a launch party on Friday and will last through March.
- Denver City Council Approves Plan for Common Liquor Consumption Areas [Westword]
- Full Plate: A Cherry Creek Restaurant Closes to Make Way for Richard Sandoval [Denver Business Journal]
- Happy Bakeshop [official]
- Zeppelin Station [official]