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.

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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.

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3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO

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Woodley
Woodley

Read closely...produce was not mentioned anywhere in the description. Rino and Five Points are in desperate need of a true market, and one that truly mirrors Ferry or Melrose would be amazing. However without produce, the Source sounds closer to an amalgamation of what Denver already has to offer, just all in one space.

cool
cool

So is this going to be along the lines of an Eataly, but without the Italian emphasis? 

Sounds very cool; hopefully there will not be any issues with the liquor license.  The city may not want to give one overall license.

Tom
Tom

Great idea. Now if only RiNo had affordable rentals.

BeerCraving
BeerCraving

This is awesome.  Can't wait to see it come to fruition!

Carly
Carly

Heard about this a few months ago. Thrilled that it's coming together! I'll be over there at least two times a week.

Jaket
Jaket

I sure wish this something like this would happen in the blight that is Gates.. 

Mantonat
Mantonat

This may be the single coolest thing about food in Denver that I've heard this year.

patco
patco

Sounds amazing and totally fills a void. Good luck pulling it all together.

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