Dairy Block Honored by NAIOP Colorado as “Deal of the Year”

Dairy Block's activated alley, courtesy of McWHINNEY.

DENVER — Denver’s newest micro-district redevelopment in the heart of Lower Downtown – was recently honored as Deal of the Year at the 2017 NAIOP Colorado Awards of Achievement.

The 31st annual NAIOP Awards of Achievement honored both commercial and residential real estate projects and developers throughout Colorado.

Developed by McWHINNEY, Sage Hospitality and Grand American, Inc., Dairy Block is a vibrant, walkable micro-district that offers two new downtown towers – a six-story tower with 220,000 square feet of office space and an eight-story independent hotel – both of which opened Spring 2017. The development also features 73,000 square feet of prime retail and restaurant space, with the new construction being integrated with the three existing historic Windsor Dairy buildings by The Alley, Denver’s first pedestrian alleyway, which runs from 18th and 19thbetween Blake and Wazee Streets.

Office tenants at Dairy Block include the Denver headquarters for McWHINNEY, industrial real estate firm ProLogis, the national headquarters for Italian fast-casual chain Romano’s Macaroni Grill, the downtown Denver office of Equus Software, the CTRL Collective shared office space and Cuvee, a luxury lifestyle and travel company.

The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block is a modern new downtown hotel delivering 172 industrial-chic guest rooms, the 2,300 square foot Windsor Ballroom and an energetic lobby managed by Sage Hospitality.

The 73,000 total square feet of prime restaurant and retail space at Dairy Block is more than 75 percent leased. Current tenants include Sage Restaurant Group’s Kachina Southwestern Grill and Poka Lola Social Club by restaurateur Peter Karpinski, as well as a Huckleberry Roasters coffee shop and The Perfect Petal flower & retail store.

Opening at Dairy Block this spring, Milk Market by Denver Chef Frank Bonanno will be a 17,000-square-foot food hall featuring 15 restaurants and bar concepts. Bonanno is also launching Engine Room Pizza at Dairy Block, which will serve pizza by the slice facing The Alley.  By summer, Dairy Block will also be home to a Seven Grand whiskey bar, a retail space by the founder of the popular Denver Flea marketplace and several other exciting new concepts to Colorado.

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