Mar 19, 2024 - News

Town Hall Collaborative to house new coffee shop, veggie dog vendor and mercantile

The bar at Town Hall Collaborative. Photo: Courtesy of Kate Ivy Photography

Town Hall Collaborative — a women-owned event space in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe featuring a bar, stage and frequent food trucks — is bracing for a "bonkers" month.

The big picture: After hosting 300-plus events in its first year, the team is pivoting a tad.

What they're saying: The strategy is to "become more of a space where people can just come and hang out and there's not a ticketed event or something happening every single day," co-founder and CEO Denise Day tells us.

People attend an event at Town Hall Collaborative. Photo: Courtesy of Town Hall Collaborative

The latest: Three major developments are in the works this April.

  • On April 5, Queen City Collective Coffee will move in, as it closes its OG location in the Baker neighborhood. Its new location is expected to be open daily from 6:30am- 2:30pm, though hours are subject to change.
  • The next day, The Easy Vegan — a popular and Food Network-winning food truck — will debut its up-and-coming veggie hotdog concept, The Other Dog, in front of the collaborative, where it will live.

Then, on April 13, Town Hall will hold its grand opening of a new mini-marketplace, featuring nine women-, LGBTQ- and minority-owned businesses. They include:

  • The shops will be located in the back of the event space with their own operating hours, which, for now, look like 1-8pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12-6pm Sunday.

Flashback: Town Hall Collaborative first opened in October 2022 with the help of a community-funded Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $47,000 from over 200 donations.

  • The team's goal was to become a safe and inclusive space for women and other marginalized groups.

What to watch: There is one more spot available at the marketplace that hasn't been filled "just yet," but will be soon, Day tells us.

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