Hard to believe as it may be, it’s really been only six years since The Source first brought together restaurants, bars, a butcher shop, and several boutique stores inside an old foundry on a then-desolate stretch of Brighton Boulevard.
But in the relatively short time since The Source came on the scene, food and market halls have gone from being cutting-edge to (gasp) rather commonplace. And yet, such halls remain the Denver area’s hottest culinary trend, with new entrants continuing to set up shop in locales ranging from an old airplane hangar in Aurora to a former specialty grocery store on Broadway.
It’s a frenzy that shows no sign of stopping as the Front Range is now home to 12 food and market halls, with the newest set to open on Friday, October 11, in Boulder. And still many more are also in the works, including a soon-to-be-completed marketplace in Edgewater and two other halls planned for Golden and Boulder. In fact, just this week, a developer announced plans for a new 10-stall hall near I-25 and Colorado Boulevard.
So with the Front Range’s food hall fever seeming far from over, here is a look at the area’s current food hall landscape and the currently open (and just-about-to-open) halls that currently occupy it. This guide will be regularly updated as new halls open.Read More