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    2 restaurants are opening at the new Populus Hotel in downtown Denver

    By Maddie Rhodes,


    DENVER ( KDVR ) — The Populus Hotel is set to open this summer as the latest addition to the Denver skyline. It will also bring two new restaurants to the Central Business District neighborhood.

    You might’ve seen the building, which looks similar to an Aspen tree. The building, originally the home of Colorado’s first gas station, will be the first carbon-positive hotel in the United States, according to Aparium .

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    With the opening of the hotel comes two of Denver’s newest restaurants: Pasque and Stellar Jay.


    Pasque serves an all-day, seasonal menu. While there isn’t a website for the restaurant just yet, the hotel describes it as “featuring an array of fresh plant-based ingredients complemented by regionally sourced proteins from both land and sea, each dish will highlight the earth’s bounty with sophisticated simplicity, letting the quality of the ingredients shine.”

    The second restaurant, known as Stellar Jay, will be on the rooftop of Populus. According to Populus’ website, the restaurant plans to serve shared plates and a “live-fired cuisine.”

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    The hotel said it plans on sourcing food through regenerative agriculture partnerships and landfill diversion programs with recyclable and compostable waste streams for the first year, and the restaurants plan to do the same.

    “The restaurants will responsibly source ingredients from local or family-owned farms and will be the first hotel in downtown Denver to use unique “Food Cycling” technology from BioGreen360 , which diverts 100 percent of food waste away from landfills and into all-natural compost to be shared with local farmers,” Pooulus said in a press release.

    While there aren’t specific dates for the opening of the hotel or the restaurants, Populus’ website said it plans on opening this summer.

    The hotel is located at 240 14th St.

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