The River North (RiNo) neighborhood is rapidly emerging as a distinctive neighborhood just north of downtown between I-70, Arapahoe St, Park Avenue West and the South Platte River. During the 1800’s this area grew alongside the railroad tracks to the west. What used to be all industrial parks is now a mixture of apartments, mixed use buildings, and creative businesses, all taking advantage of the cool, urban feel.RiNo also includes the Riverfront North Art District, an eclectic mix of galleries, art studios, and open-space for artists of all kinds. RiNo is considered to be Denver’s new art hub including painters, sculpters, film-makers, artisans, photographers, plus many more in over 60 art studios. The neighborhood is literally surrounded with art, as murals are painted on large brick walls around the neighborhood. More information can be found at http://www.rivernorthart.com/
New to RiNo is The Source, an artisan food market in a former brick foundry building with a variety or restaurants and specialty shops. Some notable shops in The Source include new restaurants, a sour beer brewery, a specialty wine shop, a bakery, and a flower shop, with room to grow. Other new restaurants include Work and Class, Hutch and Spoon, and Los Chingones.
RiNo is experiencing rapid residential growth. Many buildings are becoming mixed use spaces with airy, spacious lofts. More information on the neighborhood association can be found at: http://www.rinoneighbors.org/.