East West Partners, a Colorado-based real estate developer and the master developers of Union Station (along with Continuum Partners), announced today that Espresso Americano will open its second U.S. location at The Landmark this December. An international coffee concept with 165 company-owned stores in Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Espresso Americano has chosen The Landmark and one of five locations it hopes to open in the Denver area in the coming months and marks its first foray into the United States. The new store will be located on the north side of The Landmark center and feature 1,583 square feet as well as patio seating. This is the first new retail tenant at The Landmark since East West Partners took over as receiver of the development in November 2013.
“When we began talking to The Landmark residents about what retail they hoped to see in the community, a coffee shop was at the very top of the list,” said Amy Cara, managing partner at East West Partners overseeing The Landmark development. “Espresso Americano will be a great gathering place and a perfect addition to the existing retail community in the Village.”
Espresso Americano at The Landmark will feature an extensive menu of hot and cold beverages, freshly baked pastries, and fresh seasonal food offerings including breakfast items, Panini sandwiches and salads. The ambiance will reflect the unique roots of Espresso Americano, with a mix of seating options, including bar seating, comfort seating, tables, a community table, and outdoor seating. The store’s hours will be 7:00am to 8:00pm Sunday through Thursday, and will stay open until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Opening is planned for mid-December.
“The combination of retail and residential at The Landmark makes it a perfect location for us,” said David Kubena, Espresso Americano Director for North America. “In addition, the demographics of this community seem very open to new concepts and new ideas which makes it the ideal for testing our brand in a new market.”
Founded by Eduardo Kafati in 1994 in Honduras, Espresso Americano operates 165 stores and owns a large specialty Honduran coffee farm and roasting plant, overseeing the entire coffee process, from bean to cup. A vertically integrated company with extensive knowledge in growing, managing, distributing and exporting coffee, Espresso Americano roasted and immediately packaged over 90,000 pounds of coffee in the last year alone.