Six New Businesses Opening This Fall at Edgewater Public Market

Croissants, acai bowls, tattoos, and axe throwing are on the list of new offerings at the food hall just west of Sloan’s Lake
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Six new small businesses are opening at Edgewater Public Market this fall, adding more food and beverage, retail, and experiential options to the food hall’s existing line up.

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It’s a Bodega, The Ink Den Tattoo Studio, Saints or Sinners, and American Axes have all opened recently. Black Box Bakery and VR Social will open soon.

Black Box Bakery — Cofounded 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 sold wholesale to restaurants and coffee shops throughout Denver. Their first brick and mortar location will offer a pastry line up along with coffee, tea, and other drinks. Black Box Bakery is hosting pop ups at Edgewater Public Market on 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 a retail space at Edgewater Public Market in mid September, offering their selection of snacks from around the globe alongside vintage clothing, including sneakers. “The reception so far has been beyond my expectations,” said co-owner KC Christian in a statement. It’s a Bodega’s most popular items include Nutella Biscuits, a vegan KitKat, and Oreo Cinnamon Buns. They’ll be open through the end of December, at least.

Saints or Sinners — The team behind Barbed Wire Reef and Carnivore Taqueria have just opened a new treat focused coffee shop in the circular, central 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 a.m. each day.

American Axes — American Axes has transformed the space behind Barquentine Brewing Co. into an axe throwing destination that offers individual and group activities seven days per week. The third location of an Atlanta based family run business, American Axes is bringing a mobile axe throwing truck to the Denver area market, too. Because of Edgewater Public Market’s common consumption liquor license, guests will be able to purchase beer from Barquentine or other adult beverages from Roger’s Liquid Oasis and enjoy them inside American Axes. They opened on Friday, November 4.

Ink Den Tattoo — Littleton native Alina Martinez and business partner Aaron Taylor opened modern, 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, mandalas, and hand poke tattooing.

VR Social — VR Social opened its first location in Broomfield in 2018 and moved that business to Stanley Marketplace in April 2021. Their Edgewater spot, located north of the main market hall 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 expect 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’ve already got an incredible line up of food offerings and shopping options at our market,” said Gisela Mediavilla, general manager of Edgewater Public Market. “These news spots just add more variety and deliciousness.”

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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