Food company scoops up more space

Natural Food Works

Natural Food Works is subleasing space in the Mountain West Business Park. Photo by Burl Rolett.

A Denver natural foods company is cooking up a new location on the eastern edge of town.

Natural Food Works leased a new headquarters and manufacturing space at a former Udi’s bakery at 4220 Carson St. in the Mountain West Business Park.

The Colorado Group broker Neil Littmann said the space already has drains, ventilation systems, ovens and other food equipment.

“The fact that it was already built out and ready to go with food-grade infrastructure in place, that was a great bonus for them,” Littmann said.

The company is subleasing the 21,655-square-foot space from Udi’s parent company Boulder Brands, which acquired Udi’s Gluten Free Foods in 2012.

The Carson Street building is Natural Food Works’ third location. The company also has facilities in Louisville and on Colorado Boulevard just north of Interstate 70.

Natural Food Works produces, stores and ships products for other natural and organic food brands. The new facility will allow it to add new production processes.

The two-story space will also leave Natural Food Works room for further expansion, company CEO Robb Caseria said in a press release.

“We recently had two of our eight clients move their base of operations from the East Coast this past year, more evidence that the Boulder/Denver area is the epicenter of the natural/organic food industry,” Caseria said in the statement.

Caseria did not return a phone message seeking further comment on the move.

Natural Food Works was founded in Louisville, Colorado, in 2013. Clients have included granola brand Purely Elizabeth and spaghetti sauce company Spinelli’s Sauce Co., according to media reports.

Colorado Group brokers Littmann and Scott Reichenberg represented Natural Food Works in the lease transaction, and Cushman & Wakefield’s Drew McManus represented Udi’s parent group Boulder Brands.

Boulder Brands last year relocated its Carson Street operations to a 360,000-square-foot building at 4735 Florence St.

Boulder Brands previously leased between 75,000 square feet and 100,000 square feet on Carson Street, McManus said. Boulder Brands is still working on subleasing a 30,000-square-foot space next-door to Natural Food Works at 4200 Carson St.

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