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Palisade Breaks Ground On The Hooper

The Hooper at 2600 Welton St. in Denver will have 33K SF of office space and 103 apartments.

Palisade Partners has broken ground on The Hooper, a nine-story, mixed-use project at 2600 Welton St. in Five Points.

The project, adjacent to the historic Rossonian Hotel, will have 33K SF of office space with above- and below-grade parking and 6,400 SF of retail space that will be occupied by Busboys and Poets, owner Andy Shallal’s first location outside of Washington, D.C.

“Five Points has a rich history of community partnership and entrepreneurship that is attracting businesses and residents who want to be part of something greater than themselves,” Palisade Partners founder and President Paul Books said. “Every detail of The Hooper is meant to foster a sense of community and ownership within Five Points, empowering this neighborhood to build upon its diverse and inclusive culture.”

Designed by Craine Architecture, The Hooper also will have 103 apartments, including 78 micro-units ranging from 350 SF to 500 SF, and two- and three-bedroom units on the top two floors. The building will have a fitness center, a resident lounge, a community kitchen, large and small storage spaces, a golf simulator and a top-floor lounge with city views.

Slated to open in 2021, The Hooper is named for Benny Hooper, a prominent Five Points businessman who opened the Ex-Servicemen’s Club at 2626 Welton St. in the 1920s. Known for his commitment to the Five Points community and love for jazz, Hooper also founded the Casino Cabaret, now home to Cervantes’ Masterpiece.