The Source, an artisan market with a restaurant, beer garden and brewery, will open in River North early next year
To complement that and the brewery and tasting room, Zeppelin says the space will also lay claim to an "atrium-style, chef-operated, food-focused beer garden that opens to native grass and landscape with community-style and outdoor seating," in addition to a three- to four-sided bar. This, he adds, "is the more casual counterpoint to the restaurant." He notes, too, that it'll have a full kitchen.
And that's just the beginning: The community-focused space will likely also lay claim to a meat market and butcher counter; a florist who does only wrapped flowers; a coffee house that also roasts its own coffee (Boxcar?); a cheese and cured meat specialty shop; a retail wine shop and wine bar; a local honey producer; and a communal drink counter, which will allow shoppers to walk around with a beer or glass of wine. "The whole building will be approved for a liquor license," says Zeppelin, adding, too, that the mezzanine level will also ballyhoo a demo kitchen for guest chefs, as well as a commissary kitchen and additional common area seating.
The project, says Zeppelin, is a culmination of "artisans and chefs whose products we like -- stuff that makes sense to us -- and everyone who will be here is independent, local and committed to getting back to the traditional method of doing things the right way."
And he's insistent that the Source, which will be open daily, will provide Denver, and most notably the RiNo neighborhood, with a community of vendors that will give the city what it's long been asking for: an indoor market that mirrors the Ferry building in San Francisco, Melrose Market in Seattle and Milwaukee Public Market. "RiNo is the last frontier of Denver, and we're trying to serve an underserved niche," he says. "We believe in this neighborhood, it's a great growth opportunity, and with this project, we're creating a community for everyone, while ensuring that all of the businesses here complement -- rather than overlap -- with each other. We can't wait to see it come to fruition."
Neither can we.