Plans are coalescing for the western end of Parker's Mainstreet to be upgraded with a new public plaza featuring local retail shops and restaurants. The West End on Mainstreet project will be …
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The Laszlo Hotel will officially open Aug. 1, 2019 as the anchor building of the new West End on Mainstreet project. Here are the restaurants that will be featured in the Laszlo building:
Rick's Prime Steak and Seafood
The Laszlo's signature restaurant will open on the corner of the West End Plaza, featuring seafood and Colorado beef. The name “Rick's” is a nod to the fictional Rick's American Café featured in "Casablanca."
Martinis on the Half Shell
An oyster and piano bar with a more exclusive setting on the top floor of the Laszlo. The restaurant will have view of downtown Denver and the Front Range and will serve craft cocktails with live piano and classical entertainment.
The Upper Deck
On the second floor of the Laszlo will be a 250-person outdoor event deck available for special entertainment events, including weddings and corporate events. The event deck will serve as the outdoor seating area for The Upper Deck, a gourmet burger and spirits restaurant featuring a plethora of TV screens to watch sports.
West Main Taproom and Grill
Also on the West End Plaza level, the West Main Taproom and Grill will offer 54 Colorado craft beers with locally sourced food.
Doug's Day Diner, a Colorado diner chain, will move into the Laszlo building as well. Currently the diner's Parker location is at Parker and Orchard roads. Doug's serves breakfast and lunch in a Tex-Mex style. The front of the restaurant will be located at the street frontage of the building.
Plans are coalescing for the western end of Parker's Mainstreet to be upgraded with a new public plaza featuring local retail shops and restaurants. The West End on Mainstreet project will be anchored by a 51-room boutique hotel, the Laszlo Hotel, which will be completed by summer of next year. The owners of the hotel recently announced the five restaurants that will be featured in the building.
The five restaurants will offer cuisine such as steak and seafood, an oyster bar, gourmet burgers, a taproom and grill, and a breakfast and lunch diner.
The official target date for the Laszlo to open will be Aug. 1, 2019, according to Mike May, owner and CEO of Mars Hospitality LLC, the Laszlo's ownership group. That date is subject to change depending on construction progress.
“We are excited to bring these new community dining and entertainment options to downtown Parker,” May said. “The West End, together with the great dining options on historic Mainstreet, should allow the people of Parker all the choice they need right here in town — without having to drive to the DTC or Cherry Creek.”
The development group for the project, Trevey Land and Commercial, declined to comment on the state of the project.
The project has been described as similar to areas like the 16th Street Mall in Denver, being a hub for local art as well.
Prior to opening night, May said, Mars will host a Salute to Community Service night, dubbed the hotel's “First Night.” The event will have a few dozen rooms available for nonprofits and charities to auction off for their benefit. The buyers in the auction will be the first ever to spend a night at the Laszlo Hotel. The hotel will open to the public a few days later, May said. The first two rooms were auctioned by the Debbie Jackson and Darrell Pridemore Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which provides college scholarships for Douglas County students.
The Laszlo will be an independent, locally owned boutique hotel affiliated with Preferred Hotels and Resorts. According to May, the look and feel of the Laszlo will be “a step back in time to the 'Casablanca' era,” with all the modern conveniences.
“The completion of the West End,” May said, “will provide exciting options to stay in town and fulfill the town's master plan for a more complete downtown experience that will be capable of serving Parker's growing population.”
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