The FINANCIAL — Attention foodies, coffee lovers and shopaholics: Denver International Airport (DEN) will soon welcome more than a dozen new shops and restaurants with a heavy emphasis on adding tastes of Denver’s local food scene.
The Denver City Council and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock recently approved new contracts that will bring a total of 17 exciting new shops and restaurants to the airport. They include:
Three new Starbucks, located on Concourses A, B and C
Three new Dazbog coffees, located on Concourses A, B and C
Larimer Street Market (travel convenience retail store) on Concourse B
RiNo District Market (travel convenience retail store) on Concourse C
Three new Sky Market locations (travel convenience retail stores) on Concourses B and C
Denver Central Market on Concourse A, including:
o Vero Italian
o SK Provisions
o Izzio Artisan Bakery
o Crema Bodega
oCulture Meat Cheese
New Belgium Brewing Sports Bar on Concourse B
Brothers BBQ on Concourse A
Snarf’s on Concourse A
CNBC on Concourse A
Breckenridge Brewery on Concourse A
Each of the new locations are now in the design phase and are expected to open in about a year, according to Denver International Airport.
Other locations currently under construction include Tivoli Brewery & Tom’s Urban Kitchen, located at the Westin Denver International Airport; two Smashburger & Bar, located on Concourses B and C. The airport also recently opened The Roasting Plant, a specialty coffee shop, on the train platform under the Hotel and Transit Center.
“With a record 58.3 million passengers last year, Denver International Airport continues to see substantial growth that is driving an increased demand for exceptional shopping and dining options,” said Patrick Heck, DEN’s chief commercial officer. “The addition of these concessions won’t just add much needed capacity to serve passengers, but they will thoughtfully add a variety of local Colorado flavors and national brands to our growing lineup.”
Brothers BBQ, Snarf’s, CNBC and Breckenridge Brewery are all part of a package of concessions to be operated by Paradies Lagardère as part of an upcoming expansion of the A Concourse. The airport is currently constructing six new temporary gates on the east end of the concourse to accommodate airline growth. These four concessions will primarily serve that new holding area, which is expected to open by the end of this year.
DEN currently operates a total of 77 restaurants, 43 shops and 45 cart and kiosk locations. In 2016, restaurants, stores and other services generated $370,458,290 worth of sales.