The Denver Post I Glendale’s big-name restaurant cluster adds to urban renaissance

Read about our CitySet listing in Glendale featured in The Denver Post!

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Jax Fish House ribbon cutting and celebration of their new location at CitySet. June, 2013

The metro Denver enclave of Glendale is known for many things — pro-business orientation, nightclubs and strip bars, endless traffic jams on Colorado Boulevard. But Glendale is undergoing a renaissance, and nowhere is it more apparent than in restaurants.

The city has never held a reputation as an innovative eating destination. Chili’s and Applebee’s draw patrons but not rave reviews. Yet now, diners have another choice beyond the better-known foodie destinations of LoDo and Cherry Creek.

Ground zero for the restaurant awakening is CitySet, a retail center tucked away behind the Hilton Garden Inn at Cherry Creek Drive South and South Colorado Boulevard.

In June, the popular Jax Fish House opened its fourth Colorado location at CitySet. By early next year, another high-profile operator, The Kitchen, will open its casual The Kitchen Next Door concept at CitySet.

Adding variety in menu offerings and price points are Udi’s, Big Smoke Burger, World of Beer, Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria and Native Foods Cafe.

Glendale officials see CitySet as an anchor for the proposed Riverwalk entertainment district that will run along a half-mile stretch of Cherry Creek waterfront. Glendale already has earned praise and international publicity for the nearby $22.5 million rugby complex at Infinity Park.

“What the city has done to revitalize its core is nothing short of amazing,” said Kimbal Musk, co-owner of The Kitchen. “That whole area is going to become a great destination.”

Musk said he had been looking for a good east-Denver location for two years, with much of the search focused on Cherry Creek North.

“But frankly, this was just a better setting,” he said.

Jax Fish House owner Dave Query said he and restaurant partner Jamie Fader had been looking throughout metro Denver for a new location when they became familiar with CitySet after meeting with developer Navin Dimond of Arapahoe County-based Stonebridge Cos.

“The only thing I knew about Glendale and this location was that it’s right down the street from (strip club) Shotgun Willie’s,” Query said.

But in meeting with Glendale officials to discuss and plan the new restaurant, Query said he became enamored of the city’s enthusiasm for bringing in new businesses.

“At the liquor-license hearing, they give you a foot rub and hot muffins when you walk out,” Query joked.

Query initially called the new restaurant Jax Cherry Creek, believing that name would add cachet and a geographic cue, but it’s now Jax Glendale.

“We weren’t giving Glendale a fair shake,” he said. “So we bit the bullet and jumped in with the Glendale name.”

Restaurant analyst David Kincheloe of Golden-based National Restaurant Consultants said CitySet provides a critical mass of restaurants to help draw patrons to a location without high visibility. He noted that most of the new restaurants can’t be seen from Colorado Boulevard.

“Most people would consider that to be Class B real estate,” he said. “But by having a restaurant cluster, you create a destination. People come, and then they decide which restaurant they’re going to.”

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Crosbie Real Estate Group | End of the Year Deals

Retail Openings & Property Sales throughout Colorado:

1Auto Zone will open a new location at 6795 W 120th Ave in Broomfield.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

2King Soopers will be adding a King Soopers Gas at Wildcat Shopping Center in Highlands Ranch.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

3Goodwill Industries of Denver will open a 2nd retail location in Greeley and also in Boulder at Walnut Gardens Shopping Center.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

4Which Wich is coming soon to Southlands in Aurora.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

19A new downtown 7-11 location will be popping up at 18th & Welton in Denver as well as at Prairie Center in Brighton, 44th Ave & Sheridan Blvd in Denver and Federal Blvd & Hampden Ave in Englewood.  Brokers:  Eli Boymel & Andy Buettner

17Einstein Brothers Bagels is opening its 2nd location in Englewood at CityCenter Englewood shopping center.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

18Koko Fit Club will open its 2nd Colorado location in Broomfield at 2355 W 136th Ave.  Broker:  Jeff Germain

5Arvada West Town Center welcomes Crystal Capiler Education Services.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter & Jeff Germain

6Rent-A-Center is coming to Westminster Plaza at W 72nd Ave & N Federal Blvd in Westminster.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter & Jeff Germain

7Centennial Promenade is excited to announce Picture People to its center.  Brokers:  Rich Hobbs & Rhonda Coy

8Beer garden concept, World of Beer, Udi’s and Jax’s Fish House will open at the new CitySet Phase II development at 600 S Colorado Blvd in Glendale.  Brokers:  Scott Crosbie, Andy Buettner, Scott Steputis

9Rite Time and Denver Eye Clinic will open, and Second Spin has renewed at 1485 S Colorado Blvd in Denver.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

10Strawberries Catering and Mar-tek have renewed at Hampden Business Center at 3535 Platte River Drive in Sheridan.  Brokers:  Eli Boymel & Scott Crosbie

11ATA Karate is opening soon at Standley Lake Marketplace in Westminster.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

12M. Pulse is coming to Arapahoe Marketplace in Greenwood Village.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

13Wheat Ridge Marketplace welcomes Mike’s Camera to the center.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

14A brand new tacos-concept to the Denver area will be coming soon to 605 Grant Street.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

15Scott Crosbie assisted in the sale of Applewood Shopping Center to Regency Centers at 3294 Youngfield in Wheat Ridge.

16Aspect Investments, LLC has purchased an office building at 13750 E Rice Place in Aurora.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Denver Eater | Jax, Cuba Cuba, and Udi’s to Open in City Set Project

CitySetUdi’s, Jax Fish House, a version of Cuba Cuba, and a beer garden are coming to Glendale, all in the same development, City Set development set to open its doors with these attractions and more in the summer of 2013.

Udi’s, which already owns and operates several restaurants in the Denver metro area will open a new outpost, joining a fourth location of Jax Fish House. Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, a casual sandwich-centric version of the Golden Triangle restaurant, will add some ethic flair to the offerings and World of Beers, a beer garden concept, will provide an additional draw.

The City of Glendale’s business-friendly environment has been credited by some of Eater’s sources for securing this attractive line-up of eateries. The entire site will likely be able to capitalize on the relatively new Colorado open container law, something not currently possible in the City of Denver.

Interested in learning more about available retail space at City Set?

Check out the brochure or contact Scott Crosbie, Crosbie Real Estate Group, at 303-398-2111.

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