Posted: October 5, 2021
Clermont Park is an active adult community in Denver’s University Hills neighborhood that is known for its active residents and a full spectrum of amenities. Among the features at Clermont Park our residents love is the Marketplace, which offers community members a place to dine, grab a cup of coffee or an ice cream treat, or stop by a convenience store. Considered the center of the community, Marketplace was last renovated about a decade ago.
“The Marketplace is the center of our community. Over time—and a great deal of use—it had begun to look dated and was no longer functional as a dining space,” says executive director Don Backstrom. The renovation is addressing additional issues with the space. “Residents found the space too noisy. And the dining team was continually frustrated by outdated equipment.”
Don goes on to explain that other concerns included an outdoor space that was poorly used and inconvenient. The door leading outdoors was heavy and narrow. Although the windows facing outside allowed light to enter the Marketplace, there was no fresh air. “We always want to make sure that our entrance is fresh, welcoming, and new,” explains Don.
In addition to renovating the entrance area, including the community’s most popular restaurant area, all furniture, flooring, tile, and finishing’s will be replaced. An entirely new color schedule is planned to reflect this innovative and progressive community. There is also a new concierge desk that has incorporated updated screening procedures for added security.
“The result,” says Don, “will be an inviting atmosphere with a spectacular outdoor dining area and a brand new restaurant.” The new restaurant will be special not just because it is new: There are plans in the near future to let residents name the new eatery. Additional planned features include two large folding glass windows that allow indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a two-sided fireplace where residents enjoy cocktails, hot chocolate, and conversation.
The goal is to create a place where residents can gather with each other and with family and friends. “We wish to create a welcoming atmosphere to go along with our welcoming community,” Don explains.
The timeline for completion of the renovation is on schedule for some time in November, according to Don, who, along with the rest of the Clermont Park team and residents, is eager to see the completed new space.
For more information on the renovation or to learn about living in this dynamic community, contact us at 720-903-2477.