Written by Denise Mickelson, 5280 Magazine
We Denverites certainly love our market halls, if their proliferation is any indication: In the past five years, Avanti Food & Beverage, the Source, Stanley Marketplace, the Denver Central Market, and Zeppelin Station have all opened, and more such aggregates are on the way.
But no other local hall consists of 16 stalls conceived and managed by one restaurant group, what Bonanno Concepts, with chef-owner Frank Bonanno at the helm, is doing as of June 1 when Milk Market opens inside the historic Dairy Block downtown. The ambitious endeavor will bring Bonanno’s Mile High City restaurant total to a whopping 26.
As incredible as it all sounds, an early walk through Milk Market with Bonanno and his wife, Jacqueline (creative director for Bonanno Concepts), revealed that the colorful hall is also incredibly well planned, stylish as hell, and truly does offer something for everyone.