The Market to open in RiNo neighborhood

December 1, 2014

In the summer of 2015, Denver commercial real estate developer Kenneth Wolf, along with Jeff Osaka, a 2014 James Beard semifinalist and chef-owner of the forthcoming Osaka Ramen, scheduled to open in January at 2611 Walnut St., plan to unveil The Market at the H.H. Tammen Building, a 12,000-square-foot culinary emporium and food hall, which will share space with Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club and hausdesign, an award-winning design firm that crafts state-of-the-art kitchens.

The Market, at 2669 Larimer St., will stretch across two-thirds of the ground floor space currently occupied by Motorsports Gallery – and, for years, was home to the H.H. Tammen Curio Company, a business that manufactured and sold Native American crafts for more than 45 years. The founder of that company, Harry Haye Tammen, was also one of the original owners of The Denver Post.

Modeled after urbanized food culture favorites like Oakland’s Rockridge Market Hall, The Market at the H.H. Tammen Building will feature thirteen food-and-beverage merchants, including a rotisserie, deli, salumi and cheese shop, produce and flower market, retail fish market, ice cream parlor, bakery, coffee house, candy store, butchery, wine bar, dry goods market and dessert emporium. While seating will be limited within the individual spaces, the quarters will provide a common seating area and two patios that face the front of the historic building.

“Think of it as an airy and wide open food hall set up as a gourmet marketplace, where each vendor offers guests something that they can eat onsite, or take on the go,” said Wolf, adding that the reasoning behind launching the Market stems from the absence of a fully developed culinary core in the RiNo neighborhood. “I live six blocks away from here, and I’ve noticed that what’s really lacking in this neighborhood is a gourmet marketplace – a one-stop culinary immersion experience, where you can buy fresh-baked bread, have a glass of wine, buy your groceries, get an ice cream cone and pick up a couple of steaks or some great seafood for dinner. The goal is to make this corridor the signature core for people who want to eat, drink and shop without having to go out of their way to do so.”

Wolf and Osaka are currently soliciting vendors interested in leasing the available spaces, all of which are between 328 and 1,234 square feet and offer three- or five-year leasing terms. “We’re carrying on H.H. Tammen’s vision with a community market that features fresh and local produce, wine and coffee, meats and cheeses, dry goods and baked goods all under one historic roof, and we think this is going to be an incredibly dynamic mix of vendors, all of whom will have the ability to run their businesses as owner,” Wolf said.

For more information about leasing vendor spaces, contact Osaka at 303-319-0948, or Wolf at 303-292-3193.

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