Stanley Market Launches Extra Nighttime Programming


For the previous 5 years, Aurora’s Stanley Market has been Mark Shaker’s child. Like proud dad and mom, he and his 4 companions have lovingly turned the previous Stanley Aviation constructing right into a one-stop store of over fifty independently owned Colorado companies, the place you may eat, drink, store, work, work out, play and even get a dental X-ray.

“Stanley Market could be very community-oriented, it’s very inclusive. Every thing you can presumably need or want is underneath one roof, and our bread and butter has all the time been households. Thus, we had set our hours accordingly,” says Allyson Fredeen, the Stanley’s basic supervisor.

However with 4 new condo buildings transferring in simply steps from the Stanley, a youthful demographic is transferring in, too. “We’re able to welcome the thousand or so residents with newly launched after-hours programming and actions together with reverse completely satisfied hours, reside music, new resident meetups, rotating month-to-month offers and extra,” says Shaker. “We’re placing lots of power and energy into making a ‘second shift.’”

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New flats are popping up throughout Stanley Market.

Stanley Home Residences

In response to Fredeen, nearly all of the brand new residents at Stanley Home and Alexan Westerly Creek flats are college students, health-care staff, new households, younger professionals and second-shift staff. They’re beginning to transfer on this month, and not one of the Stanley tenants are loafing round.

Denver Biscuit Firm (DBC) staged a profitable hiring honest on the Stanley final month in anticipation of the rise in site visitors. “We wish to be sure that we’re providing choices for anybody searching for later meal occasions and night snack assaults,” says DBC proprietor Drew Shader.

One other early adopter was Joshua Pollack, proprietor of Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen, which turns into Rosenberg’s After Darkish at evening. “We noticed {the marketplace} beginning to be busy at evening, and we didn’t assume bagels and Jewish deli would attraction to the neighborhood, so we introduced in among the different manufacturers in our restaurant group [Famous Original J’s and Lou’s Italian] to feed the demand of the neighborhood,” he explains. “Individuals have been very supportive of our late-night pizza choices.”

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Rosenberg’s on the Stanley serves bagels by day and pizza by evening.

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In Might, Westword obtained a primary take a look at the Stanley’s latest addition, Sky Bar, the place patrons can order up artistic cocktails from servers decked out in aviation-inspired uniforms. Different Stanley staples, like Stanley Beer Corridor, are actually providing reverse completely satisfied hours from 8 p.m. till shut, seven days per week, together with Wednesday wine specials.

Cheluna Brewery is ramping up with extra karaoke, trivia, late-night Zumba lessons and Mexican lottery nights; Annette, the market’s swanky, James Beard Award-winning eatery, is at the moment taking final reservations at 9 p.m. and has prolonged its completely satisfied hour (which incorporates its wildly common steak frites) to all evening on Tuesdays.

Create Kitchen & Bar is mixing issues up, as properly. “Reverse completely satisfied hour-featured libations will embody Create’s Unique Barrel Aged Sazerac, Black Mai Tai and Pantera Rose, with new Mexican fashionable and brunch-cooking experiences,” says co-founder Erasmo Casiano.

VR Social is within the technique of making use of for a liquor license and has been jazzing up the joint that can mix virtual-reality video games, DJs, membership lighting and funky cocktails — assume Studio 54 on steroids. “It was all the time our dream to not solely present how enjoyable VR is, however to even have the flexibleness and tools to only throw a great social gathering. Assume extra grownup leisure, subsequent stage,” suggests proprietor Robert Higdon.

Stanley’s Summer season Music Sequence will proceed by way of September.

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As a result of Stanley Market is underneath a typical consumption umbrella, you may seize a whiskey and wander freely across the whole market, any day of the week. Higher but, present up on one of many upcoming month-to-month silent disco nights, choose up some Stanley headphones, program them to no matter music fits your temper, and vibe across the venue.

This winter, the Stanley will even host a vacation vogue present at 6:30 p.m. November 11, when you may get pleasure from bubbly and candy treats at taking part retailers.

“ quantity of our day by day gross sales occurs after 6 p.m.,” notes Michelle Rotter, proprietor of retail retailer Jane Ruby. “We’re excited to see the return of month-to-month twilight buying nights at Stanley, when the shops keep open till 9 p.m., and we look ahead to the nighttime leisure within the works.”

Stay music will proceed each Sunday in September from 3 to five p.m., prolonging the Stanley Summer season Music Sequence. And as soon as it begins snowing, indoor music will begin flowing on designated evenings. The final version of the Stanley Movie on the Discipline collection this 12 months can be The Goonies, exhibiting at nightfall on September 18.

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Sneak away for a cocktail at Sky Bar.

Molly Martin

“Different concepts we’re kicking round to entertain the evening owls? Perhaps drag queen bingo. Maybe a pajama pub crawl,” Fredeen says. “How a few late-night kickbox class at Fly Kickbox, with a beer chaser to chill down? Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits can be open Thanksgiving morning, which implies we would even begin early-morning programming. And the way good would a naughty Santa trivia evening be?”

With over fifty tenants — and still-problematic staffing points, like in all places else in Denver — not all Stanley shops and eating places could be open all evening, each evening…but, Fredeen guarantees. “As everybody strikes into their respective flats over the subsequent six months, we’re going to implement a rotating, ramping-up promise to our prospects that, on any given evening, no less than among the eating places can be open late-night, till everybody can stay open,” she explains. “We are able to’t wait to accommodate all these new children on the town.”

Stanley Market is situated at 2501 North Dallas Road in Aurora and is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday by way of Wednesday and seven a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday by way of Saturday. For extra info, together with upcoming after-hours occasions, go to


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