Neighborhood market slated for LoHi

A second restaurant that includes an artisan market, cafe, bakery and take-home area is set to open this fall in Southern Land Co.'s apartment development in LoHi.

The Bindery will feature an open floor plan, wraparound patio and wood-fired oven that bakers will use to create entrees for the restaurant, as well as pastries and artisanal breads for the bakery.

"Cities such as Paris, New York and Milan have the type of neighborhood market that I plan to create in Denver by opening The Bindery," says Linda Hampsten, the local chef behind the concept. "Denver is the perfect place to debut this concept. It's a large, sophisticated city with residents who appreciate the type of locally sourced ingredients that we will feature on our menus."

Hampsten has helped organize a number of culinary events for organizations including Denver's Excelsior Foundation and its youth projects, the Colorado Music Festival, the Denver Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Blue Sky Bridge and The Jane Goodall Foundation.

The Bindery will occupy 4,000 square feet on the ground for of the apartment community Southern Land is building at 18th and Central streets. The two buildings will include 317 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. 

"The Bindery is exactly the type of partner we want when we open a new residential building," says Paul Neuroth, senior vice president of retail leasing at Southern Land. "Not only will Linda and her team bring the highest-quality ingredients and dining experience to this market, but her leadership at the restaurant will have a strong influence in the greater community."

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