DENVER, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Motomaki, Inc., a sister company to long-time Colorado favorite eatery, Hapa Sushi, has signed a lease to open Motomaki, a fast-casual sushi restaurant featuring giant, customizable "burrito style" sushi rolls and make-your-own rice bowls at Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall in the heart of downtown Denver. The 3,300-square-foot restaurant, complete with a patio will open in fall of 2017 near Forever 21 on level one. The new restaurant will be the first Motomaki in Denver. Motomaki currently has locations in Boulder, CO and Lakewood, CO.
The restaurant will join the robust merchant mix of 40 other restaurants, shops and entertainment venues at Denver Pavilions. This includes a new 5,600-square foot Sephora opening later this summer near Maggiano's Little Italy, Uniqlo and For The Win (FTW) video arcade, Colorado's largest, and only full-line H&M store and a recently remodeled United Artist Theater, Lucky Strike Lanes and Victoria's Secret.
"Motomaki will be a delicious addition to downtown," said Mark Sidell, President of Gart Properties. Adding Motomaki to Denver Pavilions is consistent with Gart Properties' strategy of building a synergistic mix of high-impact restaurant, retail and entertainment concepts that attract Metro area residents, visitors and employees."
The restaurant's concept has a proven track record success. Motomaki is operated under the Hapa Franchise Group Inc. umbrella and is sister company to The Hapa Group, Inc. which has four full service Hapa Sushi restaurants in Colorado. Motomaki has 3 fast casual concepts in Colorado.
"The most important consideration for us is location," Motomaki owner Mark Van Grack said. "Opening our newest restaurant at Denver Pavilions will help us tap into a large, growing new market. Downtown Denver is a place where people want to live, work and play, and Denver Pavilions is one of the city's most desirable locations for new and expanded retail and restaurant opportunities."
Motomaki has built a reputation for serving delicious, healthy Japanese food quickly at a moderate price point. The menu offerings promise a more filling take on traditional sushi. The restaurant will also offer beer, wine, and sake.
About Denver Pavilions
Denver Pavilions is a one-of-a-kind retail, dining and entertainment center located in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, providing a critical mass of over 40 retail tenants, restaurants and entertainment venues. The open-air Denver Pavilions features three-story buildings on a two-block development that is linked by "The Great Wall," an exterior structure featuring the word "DENVER," which has become the worldwide symbol of downtown Denver. With such marquee tenants as the first-in-market Uniqlo, H&M's flagship store featuring an expanded children's department and one of only five H&M Home departments in the U.S., the first-in-market video arcade FTW (For the Win), a newly remodeled 15-screen United Artists Theatre with state-of-the-art, full recliner seating and an in-theater bar plus a newly remodeled Victoria's Secret and a new Sephora opening in August of 2017, Denver Pavilions has become a destination for the metropolitan region. Denver Pavilions is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, servicing 130,000 employees and a rapidly growing residential base located on the 16th Street Mall, Denver's #1 tourist attraction. For more information, visit www.DenverPavilions.com
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