The Source just marked its first birthday, and already we're hearing about some big projects coming down the pike that were clearly inspired by the Source's success. For starters, the Stanley Marketplace will transform the 100,000-square-foot Stanley Aviation Building campus -- where ejector seats were manufactured for five decades -- just south of Stapleton, on the edge of Aurora, by fall 2015. And veteran Denver restaurateur Kevin Taylor has already signed on; he'll put a restaurant and beer hall there.
Taylor closed Prima and Restaurant Kevin Taylor this spring -- but still has Palettes at the Denver Art Museum, Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House and Limelight Supper Club & Lounge. His as-yet unnamed venture will be something new, though: a dialed-down eatery with an emphasis on local ingredients, craft beer -- and lower prices. "I'm excited to move forward with our next venture in a different way," said Taylor in an announcement of the deal. "Approachable restaurants are the future, and I believe we can provide the level of cuisine for which we're known, but in a way that is appealing to everyone, and fits within Stanley, and the surrounding community, perfectly."
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The Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, which does catering, will also provide food service for indoor and outdoor event spaces in the 22-acre Stanley Marketplace. The complex will also have a community park, office space, retail shops and more dining options that have not yet been announced. Developer Flightline Ventures is working with several other local groups on the project, including klipp/gkkworks, which most recently completed the Renaissance Denver Downtown at the Colorado National Bank, home of Range, and White Construction Group, which worked on, yes, the Source.