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Globeville Gets a Coffee Shop With a Focus on Supporting Denver’s Immigrant Communities

Plus, Cafe Marmotte’s Italian replacement gets a name

A photo taken out the window of Lost City coffee showing Lost City coffee lettering and a view of the patio with downtown Denver in the distance
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A new coffee shop and cafe in Globeville

The Taxi development at 3457 Ringsby Court in Globeville has a new coffee shop called Lost City and it is one that shares existing Taxi tenant Comal Heritage Food Incubator’s commitment to supporting immigrant communities.

Lost City opened in the space formerly occupied by Black Black Coffee in mid-October, Westword reports.

Lost City will focused on batch brewed coffee (though it will also offer Kyoto-style cold brew and pour over coffee). The shop is also making its own coffee syrups in flavors like raspberry caramel and lavender honey. There are also breakfast foods, salads, and sandwiches, including a Cuban sandwich and other options that bring an International flair to the menu.

Lost City will aim to hire from Denver immigrant communities as Comal does and support the restaurant’s mission (Comal aims to train low income and immigrant women in the restaurant industry) by hosting a summer music series that will serve as a fundraiser for it. [Westword]

5280 dishes out details on new Wash Park Italian restaurant

The team that took over west Washington Park French bistro Cafe Marmotte earlier this year with plans to convert it into an Italian restaurant has revealed the new restaurant’s name: Olivia.

5280 Magazine reported Thursday that owners Heather Morrison, Austin Carson, and Ty Leon are naming the restaurant after Morrison’s 9-year-old daughter Olivia Hartley (Hartley is Carson’s stepdaughter).

According to the city magazine, the menu at Olivia will be focused on fresh pastas, including two that now currently on the menu at Cafe Marmotte: a pumpkin tortellini containing apples, pomegranate, and a brown butter pecan sauce and a spaghetti dish made with black truffle and lobster. But 5280 reports the menu will also include other non-pasta Italian specialties such as chicken marsala.

The restaurant will also get a new wood bar from which staff will serve cocktails with global inspirations, as well as roasted sweet potato butter beer inspired by the iconic butter beer drink served at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that Morrison, Carson and Hartley recently visited.

Olivia is slated to open sometime early next year after undergoing renovations that will give it new tables, a new door, and other improvements. The restaurant will remain open as Cafe Marmotte, but with a new temporary French menu debuted last month, through the end of 2019. [5280]

The Cap City Tavern is staying put for now despite the sale of its space

The Cap City Tavern, the popular Golden Triangle sports bar known for its happy hour and Saturday prime rib special, could be on the move—but not until at least 2021.

The Denver Post reported Thursday that the Clyfford Still museum, which is located across Bannock Street from the tavern, purchased the land on which the tavern sits in 2018 with plans to ultimately replace Cap City with museum parking and office space.

However, Cap City Tavern owner Dino McTaggart told the Post that he had reached a new lease agreement with the museum to keep the tavern open until 2021, and possibly 2024. McTaggart said that when the lease does end, he will aim to move Cap City to another spot in the neighborhood.

McTaggart also purchased the Bannock Street Garage bar and music venue, which is located three blocks away from Cap City, earlier this year. However, he told the Post he is committed to maintaining the Bannock Street Garage and would not move Cap City to that site. [Denver Post]

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