First restaurant tenant joins redeveloped Outdated City Fort Collins nook

A brand new sports- and family-friendly eatery is coming to Outdated City, marking the primary restaurant tenant for a redeveloped nook of East Mountain Avenue.

Fieldhouse on the Fort is ready to open at 221 E. Mountain Ave. — a mixed-use workplace, condominium and retail constructing anchored by Elevations Credit score Union — this fall, in accordance with Andrew Campbell, who’s beginning the restaurant and bar together with his spouse, Jodi.

The restaurant is a longtime dream for the Campbells, who’re self-described foodies who left company America and the Midwest for Fort Collins roughly a 12 months in the past, Andrew stated.

“We find it irresistible right here,” Andrew stated. “We form of hand-picked it based mostly on our enterprise mannequin.”

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Fieldhouse on the Fort aspires to be an unfussy and versatile eatery match for household dinner or watching the large sport, in accordance with Andrew. Will probably be outfitted with heat decor, over half a dozen TVs set to numerous sports activities video games, a full cocktail bar and conventional desk seating in addition to a snug lounge seating space, he added.

Its menu will focus on a variety of cold and warm appetizers in addition to burgers and Rhode Island-style pizza, with specialty and build-your-own choices accessible for every. A trio of cookie skillets are deliberate for its dessert menu.

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“It is a enterprise for households and the place folks can collect and help each other,” Andrew stated, including that he needs its diners to really feel as comfy as he and Jodi have whereas shifting to Fort Collins and becoming a member of its restaurant scene.

After working in company provide chain operations and gross sales throughout the Midwest for the previous twenty years, Andrew stated he and Jodi needed to meet their longtime dream of proudly owning a restaurant as their two youngsters wrapped up college — their daughter lately graduated from school and their son is enrolling at Colorado State College subsequent 12 months.

Andrew additionally needed to get again to his restaurant roots. Born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, he grew up working in his dad and mom’ pizza outlets, which they ran for practically 40 years, he stated.

“There are 71 eating places with liquor licenses inside a mile of the place we’re, and through our (liquor licensing) survey course of all 71 had been so welcoming,” he stated. “Fort Collins is large enough that it has all of the facilities of a significant metropolis, nevertheless it sufficiently small that it nonetheless seems like a small city. It is also so native enterprise oriented.”

Fieldhouse on the Fort is a couple of month into development, and Andrew hopes to open the restaurant round late-October.

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