LEEVERS LOCAVORE IS A HYPER-LOCAL MARKET, EATERY, BUTCHER & MORE COMING TO THE HIGHLANDS

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HILLARY BENNETTS

APR 15, 2019

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We love when healthy new spots set up shop around town. That’s why we’re jazzed to tell you about a brand new grocery concept that will be taking over the former Save-A-Lot space in the Highlands. Starting this spring, Leevers Locavore will be bringing healthy goods to the ’hood.

While Leevers will be filling a serious void for grocery stores in the Highlands, their carefully curated selection and elevated, unrivaled shopping experience will likely attract shoppers from all over the Mile High.

GRAB YOUR GROCERIES

True to the name, Leevers is focusing on local. Whether it’s in-season produce, freshly-baked bread, or grass-fed beef, Leevers will seek local first. But they’re realistic too. Let’s be real: you just aren’t going to find local bananas high in The Rockies. So, they’ll supplement as needed with high-quality options from vendors that they vet to create a well-rounded selection that serves the neighborhood what they want and need.

Taking your groceries a step further along the meal prep process, Leevers will also have a “Chop Shop”, where you can grab freshly-cut fruits and veggies or take your picks for them to chop while you shop. They’ll happily hack into that watermelon or make your salad prep a breeze. Also planned for the Chop Shop? A fresh guac and pico de gallo station. Yep, we’ll see you there.

PLUS A BITE AND A BEER

Have you ever heard that you shouldn’t grocery shop while hungry? Well, throw that out the window when you shop at Leevers because they’ve got three restaurant pods popping up right inside the store. Details are still being finalized, but the first confirmed vendor is Culture Meat & Cheese from Denver chef Justin Brunson (the brains behind the likes of Old Major and Masterpiece Deli). The other two restaurant concepts are still in the works, but Leevers is fully committed to teaming up with people and businesses that share their values.

And about that beer? You can stop by the in-store bar for a brew or glass of wine. Have a seat, or sip while you shop. That’s right — Leevers’ liquor license covers the whole store, so you can multitask like a real adult. Leevers isn’t fostering a frat party scene, though (no liquor will be sold) — they’re just offering the opportunity to elevate your shopping experience.

You can grab booze-free options too, like kombucha on tap or a latte from the coffee bar. Queen City Collective Coffee will be supplying the beans, while local brewers will rotate in their kombucha kegs.

But even with all this fun in store, Leevers VP Chris Franklin told us he doesn’t want to lose sight of the store’s primary purpose: to provide the community with a great grocery store full of high quality stuff that you need and fun and unique stuff that you want.

Find them at 2630 W. 38th Ave., and follow them on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates on their partnerships and opening date.

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