Atomic Provisions wanted to be ahead of the game in Golden before the new CoorsTek redevelopment transforms its downtown.
The restaurant group, which owns Denver Biscuit Co., Fat Sully’s and Atomic Cowboy, plans to open all three brands at 1100 Washington Ave. this summer.
“Golden is a hot place to live, and it really covers us too for Arvada and Lakewood and gives us a Western location far enough from Tennyson,” said Atomic Provisions owner Drew Shader. “And the tourism aspect is awesome too. The amount of tourists coming to and from the mountains is great, and the bonus is everything happening with the CoorsTek project and how that will change Golden in the next few years.”
The new space is a former mortuary, and the mid-1800s building has never been used for a restaurant before, so it’s going to take a lot of work to get it up and running, Shader said. There will be a large patio facing the Golden Hotel across the street and two kitchens for Denver Biscuit Co. and Fat Sully’s. He added that they’ve been considering the space since before the pandemic.
“It will have a typical set up with one space, an Atomic Cowboy, which will have a Denver Biscuit Co. and Fat Sully’s, with a walk-up window along Washington Ave. that will serve pizza slices late night and pick-up orders, just like all of our locations,” Shader said.
Atomic Provisions has four locations with all three brands: the original, which opened on East Colfax in 2004; one on South Broadway; one on Tennyson Street; and one in Centennial. There’s also a standalone Denver Biscuit Co. in Stanley Marketplace. Shader originally opened the Centennial location as a standalone Denver Biscuit Co., but said the demand for pizza was so high that the company decided to add Fat Sully’s and Atomic Cowboy in December.
Shader said the restaurant group is in the midst of a growth pattern and is always looking for more opportunities to expand, especially in the suburbs, since it already has enough coverage in Denver. Atomic Provisions is getting ready to open a second location in Kansas City this year.
“We’ve got a bunch of deals we’re working on, but nothing’s solidified,” Shader said. “We plan to have a handful of stores opening in 2024 and beyond.”
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