Zeppelin breaks ground on The Source

Zeppelin Development has broken ground on The Source, a 26,000-square-foot building in Denver’s River North neighborhood.

Zeppelin, developer of of the successful TAXI mixed-use development, will transform the building at 3350 Brighton Blvd. into a culinary artisan marketplace. Zeppelin has secured significant funding from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority for the $5 million project. Private financing also is being used for the project.

“The Source will be an entirely new experience for Denver’s culinary enthusiasts,” says Kyle Zeppelin, principal and chief curator of the Taxi development. “We’re providing an inspiring home to some of the state’s and nation’s most innovative -- and proven -- food artisans who are excited to introduce their craft to the city in an environment that is transparent, inviting and collaborative.”

The Source is an artisan food market that includes some of the region’s most accomplished food and beverage producers, purveyors and restaurants. The market, set in an 1880s former foundry, will include cutting-edge design that will distinguish it from any project in the country, Zeppelin says.

Tenants in the project, which is already 90 percent pre-leased, include Crooked Stave Brewery, Boxcar Roasters and Coffee Shop, CapRock Spirits Distillery and Bar, Mondo Food, Babette's (a bakery), Proper Pour (a wine and spirits store), Acorn (sister restaurant to Boulder’s Oak at Fourteenth) and Comida Cantina, originally a food truck that now has a brick-and-mortar location in Longmont.

Denver planners have had their sights set on improving the River North neighborhood for years, and now it’s garnering the attention of large and small businesses as well as developers. RiNo also will gain two light-rail stops --  one at 38th and Blake streets and another at the National Western Stock Show site.

Read more articles by Margaret Jackson.

Margaret is a veteran Denver real estate reporter and can be contacted here.
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