Oak at fourteenth co-owner leases space for rooftop restaurant at Pearl West

BOULDER – Bryan Dayton, co-owner of Oak at fourteenth and a pair of Denver restaurants, has leased the top-floor restaurant space at Pearl West, the redevelopment of the former Daily Camera building in downtown Boulder.

Details such as the name of his planned restaurant and the style of cuisine to be featured won’t be announced for a few more weeks as Dayton continues to fine-tune things. But he said he’s hoping to open the 3,200-square-foot restaurant by next summer.

Dayton’s new restaurant will seat about 130 people, including the outdoor patio area that will be adjacent to a public rooftop area that has commanding views of the Flatirons.

Dayton and business partner Steven Redzikowski opened Oak at fourteenth, 1400 Pearl St., in 2010. The pair followed with Acorn in Denver’s River North district in 2013 and Brider in Denver’s Lower Highlands in 2015. Redzikowski, executive chef at those three restaurants, is not a partner in Dayton’s Pearl West venture. But Dayton said Redzikowski is providing his expertise on things like kitchen design and chef selection as Dayton gets the restaurant ready. Dayton is working with other silent investors on the Pearl West restaurant.

“I’m just trying to get the project put together and get it open and get it rolling,” Dayton said.

Pearl West is a four-story building at the southwest corner of 11th and Pearl streets that faces both Pearl and Walnut Street. It includes 135,000 square feet of office space, an underground theater and parking garage, plus a variety of restaurant and retail spaces.

The Pearl West website advertises the top-floor restaurant space, which sits atop the Walnut St. side of the development, for $50 per square foot plus taxes, insurance and other expenses.

Lynda Gibbons of Gibbons-White Inc., which handles the leasing for Pearl West, said Wednesday that the office space at Pearl West is 100 percent leased by four tenants: SolidFire, Crestone Capital, Galvanize and Trade Desk. She said there is only one retail space remaining to be leased.

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