By ERIN DOUGLAS | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: July 19, 2017 at 7:20 pm
July 26, 2011. 7/24/2017 The city of Westminster wants to be the Front Range’s next urban hub — and it might be on its way. Marczyk Fine Foods, a Denver grocer that prides itself on being a one-stop shop for ne ingredients, announced Wednesday that it will open its third location in downtown Westminster, marking a turning point for the development. Marczyk, which its owner describes as the “unicorn” of grocers, is the latest creative business to announce plans to join the area. And when the project is complete near the end of 2018, the market will neighbor a movie theater that doubles as a dra house and residential buildings certied by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
The Westminster Mall was torn down in the hopes of building a more successful and unique outdoor downtown shopping area. The 105-acre site, at U.S. 36 and Sheridan Boulevard, is hoping to “redene” suburban America. Sarah Nurmela, Westminster’s downtown real estate and development manager, said other businesses that share similar target markets and community goals are in the process of signing leases. She hopes the businesses that have announced plans to open in the space, including Marczyk, are an indication of where the development is headed.