One the multipurpose behemoths rising in RiNo is nearing its grand opening: Zeppelin Station, the transit-friendly office, retail and market space at 38th and Blake, will open on March 12.
And with the announcement of the opening date comes a big piece of the puzzle: a rotating restaurant concept called No Vacancy that will occupy “front-and-center space” inside the new building.
A new restaurant will take over No Vacancy every 60 to 90 days. The first one up is Comal, the heritage food incubator where women entrepreneurs from Globeville and Elyria-Swansea cook Mexican, El Salvadorian, Syrian and Ethiopian food while honing their business skills. The original, permanent location is in another Zeppelin property, the Taxi Development.
There are two bar concepts opening inside Zeppelin Station and a food market with seven different stalls serving a variety of cuisines. A full-service restaurant will be announced this summer.
When it opens, the 100,000-square-foot building is expected to draw droves of people to the once-industrial area.
“That’s kind of he theory behind what we’ve been doing — new economy work space,” Kyle Zeppelin told Denverite last fall. “People want the same space when they go to work that they want though the rest of their life. ”
Stay tuned to Denverite for a look inside Zeppelin Station next week.