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Reader: More expensive restaurants and bars at Union Station that average workers can't afford

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The lineup at Denver Union Station, set to reopen this summer, is now complete. Last week, the development partners announced seven more restaurant and retail tenants, including an outpost of the Tattered Cover, two bars (one on the lovely mezzanine level, one in the former ticket booths), an ice cream shop, a burger joint and a coffee bar, which will join the four restaurants already well into construction: Mercantile Dining & Provision, a European-style restaurant and market by chef Alex Seidel of Fruition; Stoic & Genuine, a fish house from chef Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, the pair behind Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome; another location of Snooze, an A.M. Eatery; and The Kitchen Next Door -- not quite next door to The Kitchen Denver, but close.

See also: All aboard! Denver Union Station announces its complete tenant lineup.

Says Philo99:

Sounds pretty awesome.

It's everything you hoped The Source was, in a location you actually want to go to.

But not everyone is on board. Says Jan89:

Oh, goody. More expensive restaurants and bars that the average downtown worker can't afford. Why can't we have a drugstore, a small grocery store and some useful shops for the people who will be using Union Station as a transportation hub? The disconnect between services provided downtown and the needs of workers continues to grow wider, and forces people to drive more and shop in suburban locations.

What do you think about the retail and restaurant tenants going into Denver Union Station? What else would you like to see there?


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