250 Columbine lands eclectic mix of tenants



  • 1st round of tenants announced for 250 Columbine.
  • 250 Columbine is a $100 million mixed-use project in Cherry Creek North.
  • 250 Columbine is scheduled to be completed in May.
250 Columbine boasts its first wave of tenants in Cherry Creek North.

250 Columbine boasts its first wave of tenants in Cherry Creek North.

An eclectic mix of restaurants and retailers have signed leases in the $100 million, mixed-use 250 Columbine development that will be completed by May in the heart of Cherry Creek North.

Western Development Group, the developer of the condo, retail and office project, has signed with leases with:

  • Two new restaurant concepts, SOL Cocina and Blue Island Oyster Bar, which are scheduled to open this summer;
  • Arc’Teryx, a global design and manufacturing company specializing in technical high-performance outerwear and equipment;
  • And a new Starbucks.

“We’ve had very strong interest in our retail space at 250 Columbine and will be announcing several more tenants soon,” said Roy Kline, a partner at Western Development Group.

“SOL Cocina and Blue Island Oyster Bar are exciting new concepts to the Denver area and will be great additions to our project and the neighborhood,” Kline continued

“The addition of these fantastic restaurants reinforces Cherry Creek North’s position as the ultimate dining destination,” he said.

SOL Cocina  will showcase executive chef Deborah Schneider’s  food creations. Her meals are are described as a “bold, modern interpretations” of traditional coastal Mexican cuisine. Meals will feature fresh, sustainable ingredients.

Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula, SOL will juxtapose “old world charm, with an “urban comfort,” according to officials. Its setting will will include an open exhibition kitchen with counter seating for guests who like to see the bustling kitchen that mimics the Baja taco bar.

To complement the dining experience, SOL’s bar will provide hand-crafted-to order fresh fruit margaritas and cocktails. The restaurant will serve more than 70 artisan, premium and ultra premium tequilas and mescals.

Blue Island Oyster Bar, is being developed by the same team of designers, builders and chefs that created Humboldt, Rialto Café, Spruce Tap House and Stout Street Social. It promised to deliver a “dock to dish” experience through an ever-changing list of seven to 10 ysters that will be offered daily. Some oysters will have been “farmed.” Others oysters will be wild-diver caught. There will be selections from the East and West coasts.

Based in North Vancouver BC, Canada, Arc’teryx is a global design and manufacturing company specializing in technical high-performance outerwear and equipment.

“Arc’Teryx will provide outdoor enthusiasts with some of the best outerwear gear in the world, and Starbucks is a wonderful addition to any project,” according to Kline.

The company began manufacturing harnesses under the name of “Rock Solid”  with the single-minded focus: design the lightest, best performing and highest quality products available. By 1998 they had changed the name to Arc’teryx and we’re already becoming a house hold name in the outdoor industry as an industry leader in premium apparel.

David Larson and Julie McBrearty of the Legend Retail Group represented Western Development Group in the leases.

Denver-based OZ Architecture designed 250 Columbine and PCL Construction of Denver is the general contractor. Construction began in August 2013.

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