Frank Bonanno's Milk Market Takes Shape for June Opening

April 26, 2018 Posted In

Written by Mark Antonation, Westword

Construction of nearly every kind is stirring up dust inside the vast, sprawling space on the Dairy Block downtown that will soon become Denver Milk Market, a multi-concept market in LoDo that shares some similarities with the Denver Central Market, Zeppelin Station and Avanti Food & Beverage. There’s one big difference at Milk Market, though: While the other food halls have gathered multiple independent purveyors under one roof, all sixteen food counters and bars inside this one will be run by chef/restaurateur Frank Bonanno.

The chef, who already has a stable of ten bars and restaurants that employ some 250 people, won’t be going it alone, however. His wife and business partner, Jacqueline Bonanno, is the creative director, and Frederick Kelly, a recent transplant from Florida, has been brought on as executive chef for the whole project. Kelly says he’s consulted on similar projects in Miami, but this will be his first chef gig in Colorado.

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