Broadway Market Announces New Opening Date, Adds Royal Rooster

Royal Rooster will soon be serving fried chicken sandwiches at Broadway Market.EXPAND
Royal Rooster will soon be serving fried chicken sandwiches at Broadway Market.
Mark Antonation
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Fried chicken sandwiches all but sell themselves, as long as that crackly, golden-brown crust is visible between the buns. But a recognizable name is a bonus when you're contemplating throwing down your bucks for the best bird. Chef Justin Brunson, through reputation and word of mouth alone (words muffled by mouthfuls of chicken sandwich, that is), was able to turn what was essentially a pop-up lunch called Royal Rooster at his LoHi restaurant, Old Major, into an ongoing attraction. And now he's adding Royal Rooster to the lineup at Broadway Market, which will become Denver's newest food hall when it opens later this month at 950 Broadway.

Broadway Market was originally scheduled to open on February 15 but has pushed the date out a week, to Friday, February 22.

Broadway Market is nearly ready to open.EXPAND
Broadway Market is nearly ready to open.
Mark Antonation

Royal Rooster will join Biju’s Little Curry Shop, Mondo Mini, Pizzeria Coperta, Mother Tongue, Maria Empanada,
Misaki on Broadway, Wonder and Miette et Chocolat as food vendors inside the spacious hall, which was previously home to Tony's Market. They will be joined by two retail shops: Velvet Wolf X Iron Wolf, a clothing and accessories boutique; and Luna and Jasper, a jewelry and gift shop.

In addition to Old Major, Brunson also founded Masterpiece Delicatessen and operates another food counter, Culture Meat & Cheese, at Denver Central Market's RiNo and DIA locations. And he just announced that his new cured-meat company, River Bear American Meats, will have a butcher counter at Leevers Locavore, a grocery store expected to open this spring at 2630 West 38th Avenue.

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