Belmar, the 22-block retail/residential/dining office district that is the downtown for Lakewood, Colo., soon will be adding an even greater array for eating options, as a former parking area on Alameda Avenue is converted into a restaurant and retail district. Construction is under way for a late 2018 completion, with Starwood planning to add quick-service restaurants and more to the location.
The new offerings will complement an already thriving array of restaurants and fast-food options at the complex, including Bar Louie, Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen, Champa Street Burger Works, Chuy’s, Crazy Mountain Tap Room, Little India Restaurant & Bar, Crazy Mountain Tap Room, Pho Saigon Basil-Lakewood, Baker Street Pub & Grill, The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen, PF Chang’s Wasabi Sushi Bar, STACK Subs, and Jamba Juice, among others, said Bryant Siragusa, Vice President, National Restaurant and Entertainment Leasing.
The site will be particularly ideal as it can be easily accessed from four lanes of traffic, explained Bryant Siragusa, Vice President, National Restaurant and Entertainment Leasing.
"Lakewood is the fifth most populous city in Colorado, and the entire Denver/Aurora/Lakewood region has seen a population increase of nearly 12 percent from 2010 to 2016," he explained. "This is a busy town, and its people need quick, high-quality, convenient dining. And of course, guests can then visit the many shops and services in this true downtown project. "
Belmar is one of Starwood’s most successful projects, with a resulting high demand for space. With a substantial amount parking already situated in and near the complex, replacing parking with more activity is a higher, better use for the pace, Siragusa added.
"This will be one of the most popular areas of the complex," he said.