We weren’t exactly planning to grow so fast, but when we heard that the Spring Cafe was closing last December, we decided we had to bring Lost City to the hill. Why?
- Accelerating Impact for Immigrants and Refugees. For the last few years the Spring Cafe was an extension of the nonprofit Spring Institute‘s training mission for refugees, one of many methods of support they provide the immigrant and refugee community here in Colorado. Lost City’s impact mission is fully aligned, and we thought becoming their neighbor was the perfect way to support their work alongside our existing support of Comal– through events, fundraising, and by providing low cost commissary kitchen space and mentoring to help immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs launch their own food businesses.
- Offering an even better food menu. We’re already providing fresh, creative and locally sourced fare from our existing postage stamp sized kitchen at Taxi (look no further than our outrageous holiday spread for Willie Nelson’s company party)- and our new commercial kitchen unleashes our experienced chefs Josh and Norm to do what they do best. Both have decades in fine dining and catering- we’ll be providing a fresh rotating daily and weekly menu for breakfast and lunch, a full catering menu and completely custom options for onsite and offsite events, and we’ll be able to to provide house-made empanadas from our new in-house partners Daniel, Victoria and Francisco, starting up their new empanada business as Black Sheep.
- Hosting great community concerts and events. First Baptist Church, across from the Colorado State Capitol on the corner of 14th and Grant, is a beautiful and historic space with an international focus, and the perfect venue to convene community. We’re excited to have such incredible neighbors and get started organizing and supporting concerts, events, dinners and fundraisers to fuel causes we all care about.
We’re opening February 3rd- join us for coffee, breakfast, lunch, catering, events and impact. See you soon Capitol Hill!