A pair of new-to-Denver restaurants are setting up shop in a massive Cherry Creek development next to high-end outdoor apparel company Arc’teryx.
Mexican restaurant Sol Cocina and new concept Blue Island Oyster Bar plan to open this summer at 250 Columbine, on the ground level of a 71-unit condo and office development at Columbine Street and 2nd Avenue.
The Cherry Creek Sol Cocina will be at least the third location for the restaurant. Sol Cocina’s website lists restaurants in Newport Beach, California and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Denver restaurant group Concept Restaurants – the same company that launched Rialto Cafe, Humboldt, Stout Street Social and a slew of other area eateries – is behind Blue Island Oyster Bar.
Sol Cocina is the larger of the two new restaurant leases, announced Wednesday by 250 Columbine developer Western Development Group. That restaurant will take about 6,300 square feet with another 1,100 square feet of patio space. Blue Island has a 3,000-square-foot lease.
Representatives for Concept Restaurants could not be reached for comment on the planned Cherry Creek seafood shack. Sol Cocina owner Matt Baumayr did not return phone messages about the new restaurant.
The pair of restaurants will be joined by a new Starbucks and outerwear company Arc’teryx. Combined, those two stores will take up more than 6,000 square feet.
David Larson and Julie McBrearty of Urban Legend Retail Group handled all four leases on Western Development’s behalf. The deals fill more than half of 250 Columbine’s 30,000 square feet of retail space.
The $100 million mixed-use project broke ground last year and also includes plans for 90,000 square feet of office space and 71 for-sale condos.
About 19,000 square feet of office space remains unleased, with the second floor and half of the building’s third floor still available.