The Market and Other Larimer Square Spaces Get New Tenants

Changes are afoot at Larimer Square, bringing a boost of youthful energy to the destination dining zone known more for its upscale eateries and white tablecloths than for hip pop-ups, mashups and collaborations.

Josh Sampson, founder of TheBigWonderful, Denver BAZAAR and other multi-vendor events and concepts, is behind much of what’s now happening.

Most notable is Sampson’s revival of The Market, which closed at 1445 Larimer Street last April. His new vision for the space (unaffiliated with the original Market) is called The Farmers Market LSQ, a collection of food and beverage vendors that combined offer a similar experience to what shoppers enjoyed there for forty years, ever since developer Dana Crawford opened the first incarnation of a market. “There’s a lot of nostalgia, and it’s great to see neighbors coming back in and enjoying the space,” Sampson notes.

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