"We're taking this one step at a time," she explains. "We have applications for vendors out right now, and we've started receiving the applications back. Most people we don't think are going to want to be there any single day, so we hope we'll get many different vendors in through rotating schedules. We continually give new vendors a chance to get involved."
And thanks to the explosion in gourmet food trucks and carts that fueled Civic Center Eats this summer, Denver has a delicious selection of possible vendors for the daily lineup, which will continue even as the snow flies. "Five years ago, we were a farmers' market," Lent recalls. "This year, we decided we wanted to focus on food. It's a wonderful amenity for all the people who live and work around the park, but we're also thrilled that it's becoming a destination. People put it on their calendars, make lunch dates to meet here. As we transition to daily, we hope people will remember the park. The key to Civic Center is to bring people and activity into it...and food is clearly the best activator."
The last Civic Center Eats of the season will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 28.