Illegal Pete’s Inks Lease at Revitalized Retail Community in Wheat Ridge

Gold’s Marketplace, courtesy of Quannah Partners.

Gold’s Marketplace, a 59,000-square-foot revitalized retail community in Wheat Ridge, will be the newest location for Colorado’s popular fast-casual restaurant Illegal Pete’s. Projected to open at the end of 2022, the restaurant will occupy a 3,000-square-foot space alongside an exciting collection of locally-based small businesses.

“We are excited to join the Wheat Ridge community in addition to the micro-community of popular Colorado businesses within Gold’s Marketplace,” said Pete Turner, Illegal Pete’s founder. “This location will be a dynamic reflection of the area as each Illegal Pete’s restaurant is designed to be diverse and unique while still delivering on our promise of fast and healthy food.”

Located on the corner of Kipling Street and 26th Ave, Illegal Pete’s Wheat Ridge joins Berkeley Park Running Company, Cosmo’s Dog Biscuit Bakery, Em’s Ice Cream, Esters Neighborhood Pub, Gratitude Hair Studio, Little Brazil, Live Slow Brewing Co., Station Dental and Queen City Collective Coffee.

“When the opportunity came to bring this public center back to the City of Wheat Ridge and the surrounding Denver area, we knew we wanted it to consist of diverse, Colorado-owned, small businesses that provide a wide range of experiences,” said Bobby Ghiselli, partner at Quannah Partners, the group responsible for the upgrades to Gold’s Marketplace. “Illegal Pete’s is quintessential Colorado-style food and drink that will add even more energy to the mix of shops and restaurants on this busy corner.”

Gold’s Marketplace is currently open and a number of tenants are operating, with additional tenants projected to open throughout 2022. Built in 1960 and situated on 3.5 acres, Gold’s Marketplace is a vibrant destination for dining and entertainment that features modern, fun, and creative architectural design elements while embracing the rich history of the property and community. The renovated center delivers a “hip” urban experience in a friendly neighborhood setting, nestled between Sloan’s Lake, Edgewater and Applewood with convenient access to I-70, Colfax Ave., US-6, and daily traffic counts in excess of 58,000.

Gold’s Marketplace can accommodate tenants requiring 1,000-9,000 square feet and space is in high demand. JLL’s Sam Zaitz, Jeff Feldman and Lorenzo Harris are leasing the additional spaces to those interested in joining the Gold’s Marketplace community.


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