CloudKitchens is quietly growing its footprint in Denver.
The restricted-lipped “ghost kitchen” enterprise backed by Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is finding ready to open up a next spot at 2171 S. Grape St. near the I-25/Evans Avenue interchange, in accordance to permit filings.
CloudKitchens opened its to start with Denver facility at 810 Vallejo St. in Lincoln Park in January. A tenant explained to BusinessDen Tuesday that companies there have been informed of the prepared site in the Goldsmith community, and that a Boulder locale is also in the works.
Ghost kitchens are facilities exactly where dining places prepare food stuff completely for shipping and delivery. Permit paperwork for the new place show there would be 25 kitchen area spaces, with wander-in coolers and pantries.
An staff of CloudKitchens’ parent company Town Storage Systems, whose contact details was incorporated on the permit filings, did not react to a request for comment.
The 8,116-square-foot setting up was acquired by 2171 S. Grape Avenue Den LLC in January for $1.26 million, according to assets information. That entity lists the same Los Angeles handle as the entity that owns the Lincoln Park CloudKitchens location.
CloudKitchens isn’t the only ghost kitchen area enterprise in Denver. Nextbite Makes, whose food stuff principles contain Monster Mac and Mother Clucker, leased house in Riverfront Park in 2019. And ChefReady opened in the Overland neighborhood final summer season with 10 kitchen area areas.
Person restaurant operators, like Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar owners Peter and Delinda Fatianow, have also entered the space. The pair have released shipping-only brand names from the kitchens of their four Indulge dining places, and a short while ago signed a lease within CloudKitchens’ existing facility.
CloudKitchens is a major participant in the marketplace, even if the extent of its operations have been hard to pin down.
No CloudKitchens areas or workers are listed on the company’s site. A CloudKitchens representative reported the business is “building in stealth, and don’t like to communicate to the media” when BusinessDen earlier arrived at out.
Kalanick resigned as Uber CEO amid controversy in 2017, and subsequently obtained a the vast majority stake in Metropolis Storage Devices for $150 million.
The corporation focuses on repurposing distressed genuine estate, such as parking a lot or abandoned professional buildings, and turning them into areas suited for new industries.