Old Major

Once again, The LoHi Area is home to another of Denver’s newest and hippest restaurants.  LoHi foodies celebrated the opening of “Old Major,” the latest concept of Katie O’ Shea and Juan Padro.  This time, Katie and Juan are partnering with Chef Justin Brunson owner of Masterpiece Deli, to create a LoHi restaurant featuring contemporary farmhouse cuisine, or as their tagline says: “Seafood, Swine and Wine!” 

Already the buzz is picking up about this great new restaurant.  Even before Old Major opened its doors, local critics were anticipating the unique menu, comfortable atmosphere and quality service.  Of course, Katie and Juan’s record of success and Chef Brunson’s expertise in the kitchen didn’t hurt.  As long as a year ago, Westword was already writing about Old Major.  Chef Brunson was quoted as saying, “I think this is a restaurant that’s going to be great for Highland,” Brunson predicts. “This is where my career really took off, and I think there’s a need for high-end bistro fare up here. It’s been a long time coming, and the space is nothing short of awesome.”
Now that the doors are actually opened and customers are flocking to sample the fare, other critics are starting to pay attention as well.  For example, check out a recent story about LoHi’s latest addition in the Denver Post.

We at the Stasko Agency have had the pleasure of working with Katie and Juan to promote their other restaurant, Highland Tap and Burger.  It is a thrill for us to see their continued success in the LoHi Area.

One of our biggest goals at the Stasko Agency is to help promote the LoHi Area and its ever growing list of merchants.  It’s such an amazing neighborhood with fantastic restaurants, a thriving arts scene and or course there’s our popular nightlife.  If you have any information you want us to pass along regarding events, activities, openings or closings in LoHi, please leave us a message here or email us directly at Lu@staskoagency.com.

For those of you who are LoHi residents, you can make a reservation at Old Major by emailing Mary@oldmajordenver.com, just put “Friend of Katie and Juan” in the subject line.  They’ll take care of all your dietary options as well. 

Keep supporting local LoHi businesses and we’ll keep getting the word out to the rest of the Metro Area about Old Major and the rest of the businesses in our gem of a neighborhood.

For more information about Old Major, visit:
or find them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OldMajorDenver
You can also follow them on Twitter: @OldMajorDenver

For all our Highland dwellers out there (and anyone interested in health and relaxation), an exciting new business is opening up in the neighborhood. An exceptional group of local health practitioners have come together to create the Highlands Wellness Center.

The newly renovated center, located off 32nd and Zuni, will celebrate their Grand Opening tomorrow, February 11th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Drop by 2416 W 32nd Ave to enjoy live music, appetizers, wine and custom blended teas. You will have the opportunity to sample many of the services and enter a drawing for full treatments. The first 100 guests will receive a free goodie bag!

The Highlands Wellness Center will promote wellbeing and therapy for the mind and body. Services include acupuncture, Rolfing©, psychotherapy, yoga, energy healing and massage therapy. The Grand Opening is hosted by Symmetry Therapeutic Massage Spa, Allison Benner, Certified Rolfer, Danielle Vance, MA. LPC, and all of the practitioners at the Highland Wellness Center.

Duo, Pasquinis Pizzeria, Gallop Cafe and Taqueria Patzcuaro will provide their own specialty food and treats for guests to enjoy.

If you’re interested in attending, simply send an informal RSVP to Celeste O’Brien at celeste@symmetrymassagedenver.com to show your support and let her know you’re coming.

We’ve already gotten a sneak peek of what Symmetry Therapeutic Massage Spa has to offer and now there’s no turning back. We’re hooked!

When we first heard of “The Bookery Nook”, we could only imagine that the bookstore was as fun as its playful name. And boy was it ever. From the great corner location to the cozy vibe to the incredible decor, The Bookery Nook is just one of those places that makes you smile instantly.

Upon meeting owner Shannon Piserchio, who is just as delightful and inviting as the store itself, we fell in love with the story & the philosophy of their newly renovated bookstore. After getting laid off from her insurance job over a year ago, Shannon decided it was time for a change. She and her husband, Gary (both avid book readers and writers), decided to open a bookstore. They wanted to create a place where people (and their dogs) can wander in and feel at home. And it is certainly that.

Check out the picture timeline of The Bookery Nook from start to finish: http://www.thebookerynook.com/OurStory/

The Bookery Nook will be celebrating their Grand Opening on Saturday, May 9th & are hoping people will drop by in support of independent bookstores & small businesses.

Here are the details:

What: The Bookery Nook Grand Opening Celebration

When: Saturday, May 9 @ 11:00am

The Bookery Nook, 4820 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212

What to expect:
Refreshments, Live Music, and a ribbon cutting and speech from André Pettigrew, Director of Economic Development

The Bookery Nook will also kick off their community outreach program called A Book in Hand in conjunction with The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Follow them on twitter: @thebookerynook