The Source

An edgy yet sophisticated European-style open market.

Occupying a former 1880‘s brick foundry building in Denver’s River North (RiNo) District, The Source is a collective of food artisans and retailers offering patrons everything from freshly baked bread and street tacos to handcrafted cocktails and contemporary flower arrangements. Among The Source’s tenants are restaurants Acorn and Comida, distiller CapRock Farm Bar, Babettes Artisan Breads, Meathead butcher, Americanum Provisions specialty produce market, florist Beet & Yarrow, SVPER ORDINARY design store and exhibit space, The Proper Pour wine and spirits shop, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project brewery and taproom, Boxcar Coffee Roasters and Mondo Market imported foods.

The Source offers a one-stop shopping experience for the food- and drink-obsessed while also providing some of Denver’s best artisans an outlet for their crafts. The openness of the building speaks to its community-oriented philosophy. It was repurposed with a strong commitment to preserving its industrial identity while adapting the building for its current use. The industrial design, with clear layers of new materials complementing the original shell, conveys the integrity and edginess both of the tenants themselves and of this new marketplace by Zeppelin Development. Located just across the Platte River from our TAXI office, The Source is a major catalyst for the development of Brighton Boulevard.

BRS served as the architect of record in collaboration with design architect, Dynia Architects.

Images by Stephen Dynia and Mike Halliburton.


Project at a Glance


Denver, Colorado


Zeppelin Development

Design Architect

Dynia Architects




26,900 s.f.




2014 State Honor Award, "Historic Rehabilitation," Colorado Preservation, Inc.

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