We may be over halfway done with 2017, but a lot can be said for what has been accomplished thus far this year. Not only has Stapleton evolved into a culinary destination (with restaurant openings from some of Denver’s most notorious and innovative chefs), it’s also attracted a new wave of small businesses, services and transit-oriented development that will further elevate our transformation into a thriving urban center filled with commerce and the best in business.
Here’s what’s new to Stapleton this year:
Considered a milestone in an ongoing effort to continue providing patients with care options they need and deserve, this freestanding ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specially-trained nurses, this is an excellent option for quality emergency services close to the Stapleton neighborhood, located in Stapleton’s Conservatory Green neighborhood.
Eastbridge Town Center’s anchor tenant, King Soopers, officially opened its doors to a line of eager customers on June 21. The 69,000 square foot space boasts high industrial ceilings and windows, giving customers a customized shopping experience filled with natural light and plenty of space to shop.
Pilates Evolution became the inaugural tenant in Stapleton’s highly-anticipated Eastbridge Town Center. The 1,200-square-foot space offers Lagree Fitness—a fun, intense combination of cardio, strength training, and Pilates.
Joining Pilates Evolution was Lisa Hintgen’s Polished Hair & Nail Studio. Housing a slew of state-of-the-art ventilation systems that offer a safe and odor-free environment, the new studio offers an opportunity for all to enjoy hair and nail care services under one roof.
Another healthy choice in the Eastbridge Town Center would be Endorphins. Endorphin offers the largest diversity of instructor-led group fitness and yoga classes in Denver. From gentle and restorative yoga to the most challenging indoor cycling and high intensity functional training classes in the country. We have something for everyone, at any level of fitness.
The Shops at Northfield Stapleton gained a new fitness studio, led by experienced instructor and Stapleton resident, Sarah Stabio. Open seven days a week, the studio offers a range of classes that merge the principles of Pilates, strength training, ballet, yoga and interval training for everyone from beginners to experienced students.
Wild Flowers is a Garden, Gift and Home shop specializing in unique merchandise. They source our merchandise from local artisans to artisans across the US and Europe. They strive to provide excellent customer service, the most unique gift and home items and the highest quality of houseplants and indoor gardening materials, located in Eastbridge Town Center.
A true testament to the active lifestyle in Stapleton, this 21,000-square-foot facility offers indoor rope climbing and bouldering, a yoga and fitness studio, and an outdoor space for al fresco classes, slack-lining, and more. Located in the South End neighborhood.
The Culinary Options:
Resident and incredibly talented chef, Elise Wiggins, opened her doors to the public in April of this year. While the star of the show is the wood-burning oven, the chef’s counter isn’t far behind. This 3,200-square-foot restaurant in Eastbridge Town Center also boasts a dynamic wrap-around patio with a stunning view of the mountains.
Next Door, a concept from The Kitchen, began serving at Eastbridge Town Center in late April. This 3,100-square-foot American Eatery pairs real food sourced from American farmers with a high-energy, urban vibe perfect for a date night or Friday family meal.
Highly-acclaimed chefs, Lon Symensma and Luke Bergman, opened their doors to this Eastbridge Town Center addition in May. A true celebration of quality, flavor and spirit of Colorado, this 3,000-square-foot restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The interior is equally impressive as the seasonal menu that showcases the best local produce, wild forages and Colorado produce.
Resident, Troy Guard, brought his famous street fare and new vibes to Stapleton with the opening of his third outpost of Los Chingones. The two-story Eastbridge Town Center restaurant plays host to bars on both levels, plus a stunning 50-seat patio with a clear view of the Rocky Mountains.
Further elevating breakfast options in Stapleton, Hashtag opened their doors in Eastbridge Town Center in July. Deemed a ‘casual breakfast joint’ by owner and Stapleton resident, Troy Guard, the 85-seat breakfast-and-lunch-only concept breathes new life into what most love about a morning meal. The 2,500 square foot space is open Monday-Sunday starting at 7 a.m.
The Big Announcement:
In June, Forest City Stapleton and Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) released details about the Central Park Station TOD—a 4-million-square-foot mixed-use development at Central Park Station. The project kicks off next spring with Central Park Station One, a 190,000-square-foot Class AA mixed-use office building, as well as a 300-unit multifamily rental project, a 120-unit condominium project and 60,000 square feet of retail space that will include Sprouts Farmer’s Market, all integrated around an expansive public plaza.
Breaking ground in January of this year, the 9,000-square-foot swim school near Stapleton’s Wicker Park neighborhood plans to employ 20+ instructors and staff.
Slated to open summer of 2017, Little Man Ice Cream’s Stapleton outpost will be housed in a kiosk, located at the Eastbridge Town Center that will resemble a mid-century Lockheed Constellation commuter jet wing.