Denver Central Market Opening on Sunday

RiNo’s second market hall set to open officially.

foodmarketstandI’ve haunted food market halls forever — Boston’s long-gentrified Haymarket, the Essex Street Market in New York’s Lower East Side that has also been gentrified and no longer feels like a corner of Eastern Europe, the Fulton Fish Market when it was still in Lower Manhattan, Seattle’s Pike Place Market, the Los Angeles Farmers Market and so many more around the globe.

Ever since it opened, The Source in the RiNo Art District has been one of my favorite Denver destinations, and I am looking forward to the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, although it is diagonally across metro Denver from Boulder. I’ve also I’ve been keeping an eye on The Denver Central Market, since the project was started. Now, according to reports from first looks by other local food writers and bloggers, it’s gorgeous. It is ready to go with the official opening scheduled for Sunday, September 25.

The Denver Central Market early in its development.
The Denver Central Market early in its development — last April. The hoped-for spring 2016 opening was pushed back, but now, it’s happening.

Restaurateurs Jeff Osaka (the late lamented Twelve, Osaka Ramen, Sushi-Ramen) and Ken Wolf (Empire, Pizzeria da Lupo) undertook the ambitious project of turning the 1928 H.H, Tammen Building from a shell into gorgeous light-filled, 14.000-square-foot artisanal marketplace.

The Vendors

I’m predicting that before long, this select group of vendors will be household names among local foodies.

  • Crema Bodega
  • Culture Meat & Cheese
  • Curio
  • GreenSeed
  • HighPoint Creamery
  • Izzio Artisan Bakery
  • The Local Butcher
  • SK Provisons
  • Sylvia’s Fish Market
  • Temper Chocolate & Confections
  • Vero Italian

It is located in the beautiful Art Deco Tammen Building at 2669 Larimer St., Denver.

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