Six new small businesses will open at Edgewater Public Market this fall, adding more food and beverage, retail and experiential options to the food hall’s existing lineup.
It’s a Bodega, The Ink Den Tattoo Studio, Saints or Sinners and American Axes have recently opened. Black Box Bakery and VR Social will be opening soon.
Black Box Bakery: Co-founded in 2019 by Megan Read and Arielle Israel, pastry chefs who met at the Culinary Institute of America, Black Box Bakery has developed a reputation for croissants and other baked goods that are sold wholesale to restaurants and cafes throughout Denver. Its first physical location will offer a pastry line along with coffee, tea and other beverages. Black Box Bakery is hosting pop-ups at Edgewater Public Market most weekend mornings until their new space is finished and hopes to be open by the end of 2022.
It’s A Bodega: It’s a Bodega launched a limited residency in retail space at Edgewater Public Market in mid-September, offering its selection of snacks from around the world alongside vintage clothing, including sneakers. “So far, the reception has exceeded my expectations,” co-owner KC Christian said in a statement. Popular bodega items include Nutella cookies, a vegan KitKat, and Oreo cinnamon buns. They will be open until the end of December, at least.
Saints or Sinners: The team behind Barbed Wire Reef and Carnivore Taqueria has just opened a new delicacies-focused cafe in the central circular space at Edgewater Public Market formerly occupied by Amethyst. Saints or Sinners will include a full menu of coffee drinks, as well as several food options, including acai bowls, waffles on a stick, and savory waffle sandwiches. After their soft opening, they plan to open at 8 am every day.
American Axes: American Axes has transformed the space behind Barquentine Brewing Co. into an ax throwing destination offering individual and group activities seven days a week. The third location of an Atlanta-based family business, American Axes, is also bringing a mobile ax throwing truck to the Denver area market. Due to Edgewater Public Market’s common consumption liquor license, guests will be able to purchase Barquentine beer or other adult beverages from Roger’s Liquid Oasis and enjoy them inside American Axes. They opened on Friday the 4th of November.
Ink Den Tattoo: Littleton native Alina Martinez and her business partner Aaron Taylor opened the modern and minimalist The Ink Den Tattoo Studio at Edgewater Public Market in early September. Located across from Barquentine Brewing Co. and Depew Liquors, The Ink Den specializes in fine line, dotwork, mandala and hand poke tattoos.
VR Social: VR Social opened its first Broomfield location in 2018 and moved that business to Stanley Marketplace in April 2021. Its Edgewater location, located north of the main market with a private entrance on Depew Street, will be the second VR Social. VR Social is a virtual reality arcade with a selection of games for everyone. Owners Karen and Robert Higdon hope to open before the end of 2022.
These six businesses join 31 other existing businesses at Edgewater Public Market, including 18 places to eat and drink, eight locally owned boutiques and more.
“We already have an incredible list of food deals and shopping options at our market,” said Gisela Mediavilla, general manager of Edgewater Public Market. “These news ads just add more variety and deliciousness.”