Since Titanium Fitness Center and Fitness Together moved into the top floor of the old Masonic building on 25th Avenue, residents have been wondering what would fill the space on the bottom floor. The space at 5700 W. 25th Avenue has been unoccupied since the Village at Edgewater closed a few years ago. Now we are excited to announce that Happy Leaf Kombucha will be occupying the space and hopefully opening by the end of March. For those of you who are wondering, kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast.
Here’s an interview with Jenni Lyons from Happy Leaf:
How did you get involved in this business?
We started Happy Leaf Kombucha in January of 2013. My background in holistic nutrition, and Mike’s background in craft beer, made kombucha a natural fit. Like all good stories, this one begins with a hand-me-down SCOBY and a kitchen. Avid kombucha fans, our plan was to brew enough kombucha so that we could have it on tap at all times in our home. Well, it didn’t take long before we realized that what was brewing was something that needed to be shared with the world. We began selling our kombucha at local farmers markets. Soon, we were able to expand to retail refrigerators and draught lines throughout Colorado.
What drew you to open a business in Edgewater?
We knew we needed a place that was more family friendly and offered a welcoming, neighborhood feeling. When we toured the building it felt perfect, we are very excited to make the most of the beautiful, bright space at 5700 W. 25th Ave.
What services/products do you offer?
Leaf Taproom & Kitchen is a full restaurant offering from scratch dishes, share plates and kombucha on tap. We are also excited to introduce Sunday brunch as well. It is a great meeting place for family and friends and an easy going atmosphere for anyone looking to enjoy an afternoon chatting with our friendly staff.
What makes your business unique?
Happy Leaf grew organically through the communities of Denver, making friends and partnerships with local businesses, connecting with people through events and farmers markets, word of mouth from our very first customers, and then, with the help of our incredibly dedicated team, it continued to grow from there.