Avanti Food & Beverage to Open in Boulder
BOULDER — Avanti Food & Beverage (Avanti), a collective eatery and restaurant incubator, today announced that it will open a second location in Boulder, occupying the former Cheesecake Factory space at 1401 Pearl St. Avanti’s Boulder location will open in late 2019.
“We have been actively seeking space in downtown Boulder for quite some time and are proud to announce an executed lease with Unico Properties,” said Patrick O’Neill, co-founder of Avanti Food & Beverage. “The former Cheesecake Factory space supports our core incubator model and the views spanning from the Flatirons to Sanitas on our roof-top deck are spectacular.
We’ve seen seven concepts that started within Avanti in Denver break out into brick and mortar locations and we can’t wait to help foster the same success in Boulder. We will collaborate closely with the City of Boulder and its various departments to make Avanti a destination for residents and visitors to gather day and night and support Boulder’s bustling culinary scene.”
The roughly 13,000-square-foot space will feature an expansive rooftop deck, six different culinary concepts, two bars, as well as coffee and pastries. Oz Architecture is the lead architect and Scout Interiors is heading up the interior design.
“The Boulder community is excited that Avanti is bringing a modern day food hall to Pearl Street,” said Sean Maher, CEO of the Downtown Boulder Partnership. “Their Denver location is a vibrant hub of culinary innovation, which is a perfect match for our downtown. Both locals and visitors to Boulder have come to expect fresh, creative dining choices and that’s what Avanti is all about–I have no doubt that Avanti Boulder will be a big success.”
Named Best Rooftop Patio by Westword and 5280‘s Top of the Town pick for Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Avanti has received a variety of awards and national recognition since opening in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood in 2015. The Avanti model is inspired by European markets and provides established and up-and-coming chefs and restaurateurs the opportunity to test and refine new concepts for a fraction of the cost of a typical restaurant. Leases for the individual restaurant concepts at the Avanti Food & Beverage Boulder location will range from one to two years, keeping the dining experience dynamic and continually showcasing local culinary talent.
Photo courtesy of Avanti