The Tried-and-True at Stanley Marketplace

A guide for what to do, where to shop and what to eat at the urban bazaar in Aurora
Photos by From the Hip Photo

Since its opening as Stanley Marketplace in 2016, the former-aviation facility has flourished into a communal hot spot on the corner of Dallas and East 25th Avenue in Aurora. The 140,000-square-foot industrial space is occupied by over 50 local businesses, each with their own unique offerings and missions. 

Photo by From the Hip Photo

While new happenings are on the horizon for 2020, here’s a guide to some of the reliable tenants at the ever-evolving, ever-tasty and ever-fun marketplace. 

For the Foodie

Annette at Stanley Marketplace. Photo by From the Hip Photo

Whether it’s the seasonal ingredients, quaint restaurant culture or owner Caroline Glover’s extensive list of cooking accolades, there are quite a few reasons to stop by the two-year-old eatery, Annette. The menu is small with simplistic dishes, just the way Glover likes it for a homestyle, scratch-to-table dining experience.

Roserberg's at Stanley Marketplace. Photo by From the Hip Photo

Early-risers should head to Denver Biscuit Co. for fluffy (and decadent) biscuit dishes, or grab a breakfast sandwich from over-the-counter Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen known for their true New York-style bagels. 

For the Exercise Addict

Fly Kickbox at Stanley Marketplace. Photo by From the Hip Photo

Yearning for an updated workout in the new year? From vinyasa flow at Kindness Yoga to fast-paced HIIT routines at Endorphin, those looking for a fresh routine have a bounty of options onsite.

A bonus: get the whole family involved by enrolling kids at Bounce Stapleton, a kids-only dedicated gymnastic studio that hosts both open gyms and instructed classes. 

For the Local Shopper 

Sterre at Stanley Marketplace. Photo by From the Hip Photo

Peruse the many small businesses throughout the market including the one-of-a-kind trinkets from Trunk Nouveau (great for gift-giving), or treat yourself to a wardrobe upgrade from clothing boutiques like Sterre and June Ruby.

Zero Waste at Stanley Marketplace. Photo by From the Hip Photo

Conscious shoppers should stop by Zero Market, a store committed to zero-waste living with goods like plastic-free body care and household products. 

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