3040 BLAKE ST.
Developer: River North Investment Co. (Denver)
Size: 29,000 square feet
Completion Date: March 2016
Cost: $8.3 million
- Project Summary: River North Investment Co. erected a two-story building to complement a 12,500-square-foot truss-roofed warehouse built in 1932. Both structures, filled mostly with retail tenants, surround what will serve as a communal backyard with a stage for live music—an ideal neighborhood hangout.
- Shop: Retail tenants were curated so that four of the six would be opening their maiden brick-and-mortar locations. They include: River North Workshop Co. (Colorado-made housewares); Spinster Sisters Co. (small-batch soaps and lotions made from Colorado ingredients); Meraki Moon (women’s clothing); and Judith & Joe and La Lovely Vintage (both started as fashion/decor trucks), which will share a space.
- Eat: An eatery from first-time restaurateurs (and married couple) Obe and Whitney Ariss, called the Preservery, will cater to RiNo’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner crowds with sandwiches and wraps made from seasonal, local ingredients. Bonus: The developer plans to add an ice cream shop in the near future.
- Work: A monthly membership grants access to a 3,000-square-foot co-working space with 18 designated desks ($350 per month), four private offices ($1,000 per month), a lounge, and a conference room. You can score an unassigned desk for $175 a month.