Former Boulder Daily Camera building will be redeveloped with at least one new restaurant


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pulled out of its 119-year-old digs on Boulder's Pearl Street in early 2011, but Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate, the group that purchased the building in 2010, had already begun planning a project that would raze the current structure and rebuild a mix of office and retail space in its stead.

According to the Daily Camera, the plans for exactly what that space will look like have been under revision for months -- the city approved the project last year with stipulations -- but a more complete picture has just been submitted, revealing what might be in store for that end of the mall.

Much of the 173,000 square foot space will be devoted to offices, and retail shops will get a solid portion of the remainder. Downtown may also get a move theater out of the deal: building plans include a six-theater art-house cinema.

Most intriguing to us, though, is the 5,875 square feet of designated restaurant space. At least some of that, it seems, will be devoted to a Walnut Street-facing restaurant with a rooftop patio, which will join a cluster of eateries that includes Brasserie Ten Ten and The Mediterranean Restaurant. The Daily Camera reports that Karlin is already in talks with an operator to take over that address, though details surrounding who it might be are still unclear; representatives from Karlin could not be reached.

We've got a couple of leads, but nothing definitive yet -- so we'll keep you posted as that unfolds. If all goes according to plan, construction will start on the new building early next year.

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