When a Denver chef who already owns eight restaurants decides to open a food hall in town, you can imagine what concepts might make it into the space.
But Troy Guard, who announced this week that he’s working on a yet-to-be-named, 10-stall food hall at the Denver Tech Center, says he’s searching for fresh talent for this latest project.
It’s tentatively scheduled for a summer 2020 opening, Eater reported on Thursday.
Guard is the chef behind Denver restaurants Tag, Tag Burger Bar, Hashtag, FnG, Bubu, Los Chingones, Mister Tuna and Guard and Grace. Over the past decade, he has both set and capitalized on food trends in Denver, serving everything from European shared plates to tacos and steak. Now, he’s adding a food hall to the mix.
In his search for food hall vendors, Guard is encouraging chefs at his existing restaurants to pitch concepts, but he’s also seeking novel ideas from other area chefs.
The site of the hall is a former C.B. & Potts brewhouse, and Guard will keep the brewery component as he overhauls the 13,000-square-foot restaurant, Eater reported.
With a new 2,000-square-foot patio, the whole space will become a hybrid beer garden and food hall, according to Guard. The combination should set it apart from a dozen other area food halls that are either open or in the works.
But the most exciting part is the location at 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., by I-25 and Arapahoe Road. Come summer, there will be at least 10 more chef-driven dining destinations to find on the south side of town.
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