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Award-Winning Mercantile Dining & Provision Opens at Denver International Airport

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Picture of Mercantile Dining & Provision at DEN on A Gates. Picture of dignitaries at the grand opening of Mercantile Dining and Provision.

DENVER – Aug. 15, 2022 – Today, Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrated the grand opening of Mercantile Dining & Provision in the center of Concourse A. Travelers flying to and from DEN will now be able to enjoy the same great taste that many know and love from the existing location in downtown Denver.

“We’re excited to welcome a local award-winning chef and restaurant to the airport to share a taste of Denver with passengers from across the globe,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Through this partnership with the Mercantile, we can support a local business while creating job opportunities for approximately 90 people from our community. It’s truly a win-win for our passengers and our local economy.”

James Beard Award-winning chef Alex Seidel brings a wide-ranging Mercantile Market grab-and-go section and cafe, endless counter seating and quiet dining areas to compliment his delicious menu offerings. The new DEN Mercantile location will feature 4,500 square feet and an open kitchen design, with a 15 seat Chef’s Counter overlooking Mercantile chefs preparing each dish to order. The diverse grab-and-go section includes house-baked croissants and fresh bread hot out of the oven every hour, which will satisfy every appetite.

“This is much like our Union Station location. We’ll have various ways for people to eat, fast or slow, and with the same caliber of food that put us on the map as our downtown Denver destination. We really hope to elevate the food choices at the airport,” said Seidel. “We went all out on the design to make it feel different. This really looks and feels like you’re downtown.”

Mercantile is partnering with Tastes on the Fly, an experienced operator of upscale dining concepts in some of the country’s busiest airports, to handle the day-to-day challenges of an airport location. Recognized as one of the leading airport restaurant companies, Tastes on the Fly operates 25 restaurants in five of North America’s busiest airports including two Modern Market locations at DEN.

The partnership with the Mercantile also includes Innovative Retail Group (IRG) who is the Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (ACDBE) partner. IRG has been working at DEN for over 11 years are part of many concessions at DEN including Little Man Ice Cream, Modern Market and Tapas Sky Bar.

“Through our robust shopping and dining program at DEN, we are able to create opportunities to showcase popular local brands and give visitors a taste of Denver,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “We are thankful for the partnership between the Mercantile, Tastes on the Fly and IRG that will offer DEN passengers another elevated dining option.”

Mercantile is open daily from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Photos of Mercantile Dining & Provision at DEN can be found here.


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