Vendors Announced for Zeppelin Station Food Hall
DENVER — Opening in early 2018, Zeppelin Station — a 100,000-square-foot creative workplace located at the 38th and Blake Station of the RTD commuter rail line — will boast a ground-level, 20,000-square-foot market hall featuring retail tenants focused on design goods and fashion-forward apparel, a diverse array of street food vendors from around the country, multiple bars, and a full-service anchor restaurant.
Back in April, we announced that Justin Anderson, formerly of the accomplished Chicago hospitality group 16” On Center, was hired by the Zeppelin Development team as the director of hospitality development. He was one of the primary masterminds behind the celebrated Revival Food Hall in Chicago.
“RiNo is a story of transformation and so we knew we needed to do things a little bit differently at Zeppelin Station – have bolder, bigger visions and offer not-found-elsewhere food and drinks,” said Anderson.
Coupled with the amenities of the ground floor, Zeppelin Station also has three additional stories available for lease, offering creative office space with landscaped terraces and a design that embraces Colorado’s sought-after climate. Designed by the award-winning Dynia Architects, Zeppelin Station is on track for LEED certification.
Market hall vendors will include:
Vinh Xuong Bakery is a third-generation, family-owned and operated banh mi shop. One of Denver’s longest standing Vietnamese shops, Vinh Xuong Bakery offers banh mi sandwiches in traditional Vietnamese style.
Aloha Poké Co. offers healthy, fresh, made-to-order raw fish bowls in traditional Pacific island style. An adventurous fast-casual option for sit-down or to-go lunch or dinner, the eatery exudes modern, vibrant Pacific style and a laid-back demeanor that encourages social dining.
Fior Gelato started as a wholesale company, supplying restaurants in the Boulder area. The founders love direct interaction with the customers. In fact, after being accepted into The Boulder Farmers Market where they tested new flavors and saw firsthand reactions to the gelato, they decided to open up their own gelato shop on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. The fanbase grew quickly and the success of the first store led to the opening of a second in Boulder.
Au Feu is a brand new concept, created specifically for Zeppelin Station. The French name Au Feu translates to “the fire,” a nod to the meats that will be cured and smoked on-site and sliced fresh to order. In addition to smoked meats, Au Feu will serve traditional Quebecois cuisine including Canadian poutine and Montreal-style wood-fired bagels, with French ales and ciders served to compliment the food.
Dandy Lion Coffee seeks to connect patrons through a modern coffee program that marries traditional coffee brew methods with an Asian twist. They will explore new and exciting ways to brew, blend, and serve coffee. At their core, Dandy Lion Coffee will offer classic espresso-based drinks as well as an assortment of drip coffee, while blending in a creative twist of signature Vietnamese flavors such as chicory, lavender, coconut, chrysanthemum, and pandan.
From the owner’s of Spuntino, Namkeen (pronounced num-kin) will be serving up Indian street snacks (namkeens). The menu will focus on a range of hand-crafted snacks and Kathi rolls. Kathi rolls will highlight a set of slow cooked curries like Methi chicken, chana masala, and lamb keema served wrapped in traditional flatbread. Curries will also have the option to be served over fragrant basmati rice.
injoi korean kitchen (pronounced “enjoy”) was developed specifically for Zeppelin Station by Chef Bill Espiricueta, and will feature a culinary mix of Asian cuisine and regional favorites from the American South. Menu items will include Korean fried chicken (hot, regular, or with a Korean-inspired dry rub) atop a salad, bibimbap, rice noodles, or a bao bun, kalbi, bulgogi, classic and seasonal kimchi, and kimchi fried rice.
Big Trouble… fingers crossed you don’t get into too much trouble. This mezzanine bar will be dark, moody, mysterious and all kinds of fun from happy hour to late-night. Vaguely inspired by the drinking cultures and luxury of East Asia, the East meets West concept space will provide a respite from the hustle and bustle below and transport you away to a much needed liquid vacation
Kiss + Ride will be a casual, pull-up bar for that quick drink as you are heading to and from the airport, on your way home from work, or to grab a bite from one of our other food outlets while catching up with friends. Inspired by European rail stations that serve drinks to people who are in a rush to get here or there, this main level bar will provide the perfect bar stool for a quick drink before catching the train.
Renderings courtesy of Zeppelin Development.