It’s no secret that the city of Edgewater is growing rapidly, which is funny because the city is only about a square mile. It’s located just west of Sheridan and Sloan’s Lake, between 17th and 26th Avenues to Pierce St. It’s a short jaunt over to West Highlands and also to the west side of town attractions like Belmar and everything in Golden. Edgewater’s popularity has grown exponentially in the last few years because of its proximity to Denver, the new St. Anthony’s redevelopment, and, I believe, its adorable aesthetic. It’s a cute little town with many unique homes; everything from brick ranches to new single family homes starting above $500,000.
The Denver Post recently published an article about the mostly-vacant lot at 20th and Depew. It used to house the King Soopers, and when King Soopers built a new building at 17th and Sheridan, the old building just sat vacant for 13 years. It’s been a point of contention for a lot of Edgewater residents, as well as confusion as to why the city isn’t working a little harder to fill that spot. It’s prime real estate, which is great for future retail, but currently an eyesore.
Well, it turns out there’s going to be a “natural grocer”, a cluster of townhomes, 100 apartments, restaurants, and retail space; a full mixed-use area. This is what the Edgewater “high-ups” would say was their plan the whole time. Trinity Development has bought the space and hopefully construction will start soon.
It wouldn’t be the Liz Richards Real Estate blog if we didn’t talk about food, so here’s a quick rundown of what’s good to eat in Edgewater. Be sure to check them out and check out this awesome little neighborhood.
New to this neighborhood is a new development named City View Edgewater at 17th and Eaton. Phase 1 is completely sold out, so keep your eyes out for Phase 2 to open up for sales. These 24 townhomes offer sleek new construction, which is next to impossible to find in Edgewater. Starting in the low $400k’s, ,each of these units features brushed oak flooring, high-end designer options throughout, and breathtaking views of Sloan’s Lake from a private rooftop terrace. Visit www.cityviewedgewater.com for up to date info, extended feature lists, and a reservation form.
2501 Sheridan Blvd.
Fun little microbrewery that recently opened last July. The garage doors all along the front and side open up, giving the brewery unblocked views of the lake and Denver. They craft all their own beers, and don’t serve anything else. Not even food, so they schedule food trucks to come by. Sometimes there’s one food truck, sometimes there are more. It’s a pretty cool concept. It’s especially cool for Edgewater residents because it gives them a food truck to visit every day.
Rupert’s at the Edge
2045 Sheridan Blvd.
Every neighborhood needs a cute little breakfast place, and Rupert’s is it for Edgewater. From the patio you have an amazing view of the city and the lake, and lots of sun to bask in. They serve breakfast and lunch (and brunch) daily, but expect a bit of a wait on weekends. They specialize in benedicts and let me tell you, they’re amazing. They have a bunch of different varieties of pancakes to keep the kids happy and bottomless mimosas to keep moms and dads happy.
Thailicious, Creative Thai Eatery
2045 Sheridan Blvd. (right next door to Rupert’s)
Thailicious serves Bangkok-style food with East-meets-West fusions. They specialize in curries, and although I’ve never had them, they sound amazing. They also feature Khao Mok Gai, Sukiyaki, fried rice, and fried bananas. They take a lot of pride in their food and really, it shows. The restaurant is stylish and their menu is extensive. The coolest thing for Edgewater residents is that this place offers delivery.
5280 W. 25th Ave
Providence Tavern is hands down, the best bar in Edgewater. It’s comfy, cozy, and friendly, with awesome food and a kick-ass staff that know their stuff. Burgers are their specialty and they’re amazing. They offer happy hour seven days a week, which makes it a perfect spot to meet for a quick drink after work. They also offer brunch on Sunday mornings from 10:30am-2:30pm with biscuits and gravy, smoked pork benedict, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, waffles, grilled cheese…I could go on and on. Providence is a favorite with Edgewater residents for this very reason. Check it out!
A lot going on in Edgewater, be sure to swing by to check out the new townhomes and grab a bite to eat!