Chamber Member Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar Will Be Included
Great Hall Partners, the team selected as the private developer for Denver International Airport’s (DEN) Great Hall renovation project, announced the first concessions selected for the Great Hall: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, The Post Brewing Company, Caribou Coffee, Kabod Coffee, Denver Street Eats and 5280 Market, a retail and convenience store. These first concessions are scheduled to open in the middle of 2019, following the completion of the first phase of construction.
“We received a variety of strong, game-changing proposals in this first round of RFPs, and our goal was to select the best mix of concepts taking into account the diversity of Denver,” said Ignacio Castejon, chief executive officer of Great Hall Partners. “Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar and The Post Brewing Company represent Denver favorites, and Denver Street Eats will provide a rotating, local chef-showcase concept, while Kabod Coffee is a great local entrepreneur story. We’ve rounded out the group of concessionaires with a national coffee brand as well as a retail convenience provider.”
Denver-based and ACDBE certified Mission Yogurt, Inc., which has more than 25 years of experience in airport operations and owns and operates a number of concessions concepts in DEN Airport concourses.
“We are thrilled to be able to present three unique and localized concepts to the Great Hall through the Great Hall Partners,” said Rod Tafoya, President of Mission Yogurt, Inc. “The RFP process has been both collaborative and efficient, with all parties working as a cohesive team with a common goal: to provide travelers with an elevated dining experience at DEN.”
Mission is partnering with Big Red F Restaurant Group to bring Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar and The Post Brewing Company.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar first opened in Boulder in 1994 and has five locations, four of which are in Colorado. Jax was Colorado’s first restaurant to be recognized by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program for its sustainable seafood practices. The new location in the Great Hall will offer a raw bar and hot food menu created by acclaimed Executive Chef Sheila Lucero that explores local produce and mindfully sourced seafood, featuring fresh oysters delivered daily as well as a seafood-friendly wine list, crafted cocktails and local beers.
“We are so excited to have our Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar and Post Brewing Company restaurants opening at the airport. The Great Hall is going to be an exciting place to be and we couldn’t be happier to have partnered with Mission Yogurt as our operating partner,” said Dave Query, chef/owner of Big Red F Restaurant Group. “Rod Tafoya and his team at Mission have proven over and over their ability to run truly successful restaurant operations in the challenging and fast-paced airport environment.”
The renovation will ultimately create 63,000 total square feet of space for 50 commercial units offering an integrated passenger experience and represent the perfect mix of culinary offerings and high-performance and innovative retail brands while encouraging minority and small business participation. For more information visit www.greathallpartners.com or www. flydenver.com/greathall.