February 2017 Around Town

Stella’s on 16th brings a fresh epicurean amenity to LoDo’s Union Station Neighborhood

Stella’s on 16th is a gourmet restaurant and marketplace set to open this January in the Union Station area of downtown Denver, inside the Triangle building at 1550 Wewatta Street. Stella’s will service guests during breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch; and it will be a top choice for prepared takeaway meals and corporate catering solutions. Masterminded by husband and wife team, Brian and Dawn “Stella” Cohen, the idea for Stella’s had been brewing in the family for some time. The couple channeled inspiration found at market-cafe hybrids during travels in California and considered how well their unique interpretation would apply at home in Denver. “We knew Stella’s had to happen right here and now. With a flourishing population of young professionals working and living downtown and the volume of mixed use development and future projected growth, we were inspired by this location and the timing. We couldn’t be more excited to join the movement of budding new restaurants in and around Union Station while bringing something fresh to this part of downtown.” StellasOn16th.com

Acres Announces 2017 Farm Dinners, Many New Educational Programs

2017 will be the second full year that Warren Tech’s Acres Farm will host farm dinners using organic produce grown by The Squeaky Bean Farm + Table partner/Acres farmer Joshua Olsen on Acres’ 3-acres and its 6,000-square-foot greenhouses. Four well-respected Denver chefs will each offer one of four courses for the Acres farm dinner May 21. The price is $64.80 per person, including tax but not including gratuity.

September 17, Acres hosts its second annual fundraising farm dinner, “Seeding Futures at Acres,” where seven of Denver’s top chefs will use their agricultural acumen and culinary creativity to create a seven-course harvest bounty meal at Acres, served right next to where the produce was grown. The price is $91.80 per person, including tax but not including gratuity. The menu for both of these events will include many local products and vegetables and herbs grown at Acres. For each meal served at Acres, mixologists will create special mocktails to highlight produce grown at Acres and to pair perfectly with the meal (alcohol is prohibited on school grounds.)  All proceeds from the farm dinners held at Acres will go to Warren Tech and Acres farm. For more information, visit TheSqueakyBean.com.

Table 79 Foodbar Opens in 
Steamboat Springs

Restaurateur and Owner of Destination Hospitality Restaurant Group (Aurum, Hush Concepts) opened Table79 Foodbar in the former bistro c.v. space in Steamboat, Colorado. An 84 seat, New American restaurant, the Foodbar will be a multi-seat marquis seating option offering guests the front row to hearth-style cooking. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Natalie Neiderhofer, the menu will offer composed yet casual fare featuring more rustic and primitive cooking techniques with ingredients sourced from the Yampa Valley and Rocky Mountain Regions. The space is being designed by award-winning architects Mike Blea and Breton Lujan of Raw Creative.

Says Phil Armstrong, “Destination Hospitality is looking to fill a niche in Steamboat Springs by offering an experience-driven dining option. I’ve built my career on offering surprising and interactive dining experiences, and this is just the latest iteration. Table 79 Foodbar seeks to bring the heartbeat of the kitchen into the dining room and more fully engage the diner in the culinary experience.” Table79Steamboat.com

Colorado Paint Recycling Program Offers 150 Drop-Off Locations Across the State

The PaintCare paint recycling program now offers 150 drop-off locations across Colorado where residents and businesses can drop off unwanted architectural paint for free recycling. The program, which was signed into law in 2014 and launched in July 2015, makes it much more convenient for households and most businesses to recycle unwanted paint right in their community.

The drop-off locations throughout Colorado are mostly paint and hardware stores, accepting unwanted paint from the public. Paint drop-off sites accept all paint brands, regardless of when or where they were purchased. Items that can be dropped off for recycling include most house paints, primers, stains, sealers, and clear top coatings (varnish and shellac). Drop-off sites are open year-round during each retail location’s regular business hours. PaintCare.org

Local Realtor Makes Journey Of A Lifetime To Help A Family In Need

Jessica Northrop, a real estate professional in Greenwood Village, recently traveled to Masachapa, Nicaragua to build a home for a family in need. Northrop partnered with Giveback Homes, the premier social good real estate platform, and Habitat for Humanity, joining a team of ten other Giveback Home Members and industry leaders to build a safe and sustainable structure for the Garcia family to call home.

The Garcia family includes Carla, a housewife that lives with her husband Mauricio who is suffering from kidney failure. They live with their four children and a young grandson. The family had limited resources and had to make due in an unsafe structure made of old wood and plastic. Through the work of Jessica Northrop and the rest of the team, the family will soon have a safe and sturdy place to call home. The team spent three days mixing concrete and mortar and laying cinderblocks to build the walls of the home.

“I knew right after joining Giveback Homes, that I wanted to be part of this trip to Nicaragua,” said Jessica Northrop. “It was very hard work but also very rewarding. It’s our profession to sell homes. I feel it’s our responsibility to give back. Everyone deserves a place to call home.”

Giveback Homes was founded with the goal of bringing a new giving model to the world of real estate. Founded by former employees of Toms, Giveback Homes saw an opportunity to infuse social responsibility into the real estate industry. The company has grown rapidly over the past three years and has built over 50 homes in areas where housing is desperately needed including Nicaragua, Haiti, 
El Salvador, Bolivia, and throughout 
the U.S. GiveBackHomes.com