Golden's Tributary Food Hall is temporarily becoming a gourmet grocery store

There will be eggs, bread and to-go margaritas

Paul Albani-Burgio
palbaniburgio@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 3/30/20

Goldenites have come to know Golden's Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery to enjoy a meal and cocktail. But, with on-premises eating and drinking put on hold by COVID-19, Tributary's owners are hoping …

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Golden's Tributary Food Hall is temporarily becoming a gourmet grocery store

There will be eggs, bread and to-go margaritas

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Goldenites have come to know Golden's Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery to enjoy a meal and cocktail. But, with on-premises eating and drinking put on hold by COVID-19, Tributary's owners are hoping Goldenites will begin to think of it as a great place to grab a jug of milk, a take-and-bake pizza or even — yes — toilet paper.

That is because the food hall has temporarily been turned into a sort of makeshift gourmet grocery store called The Farmer's Market and Bar-To-Go at Tributary.

“We are meant to be a community gathering place and we wanted to continue to be able to do that while we are not fully able to gather,” Tributary co-owner Josh Dinar said. “So we thought we could do this to help nourish the community and make sure that is everybody is healthy, comfortable and well fed and have that convenient in downtown Golden.”

Now, when Goldenites visit the market, they will still find all of its food hall stalls, which continue to be open for takeout. But they'll also find shelves, tables and even coolers lined with food and grocery items. The offerings include everything from staples like pasta and rice to flour and eggs.

Many of the products available for sale also come from local providers. Pre-packaged boxes of chopped steaks, chicken and bacon are from River Bear American Meats while vegetables and fruits will be from Grower's Organic. The bread comes from Izzio Bakery.

All of the food hall's tenants are also offering take home products, Dinar said. Examples include sandwiches from Mr. Miner's Meat and Cheese, pre-made salads from Kona Bowls Superfoods and build-at-home pizza kits consisting of cheese, sauce and a dough ball from Fringe Pizza. The Tributary bar will also offer beer, wine and even containers of pre-made margaritas and other cocktails to-go. Also on offer are $35 bags containing a mix of vegetables.

Customers are free to come into the market to browse and buy as the floor has been divided into sections to ensure that recommended social distancing is maintained between everyone inside. However, the market is also offering a “no-touch” option in which customers can place an order online and pick up their purchase or even have it brought out to their car.

Dinar said he and the Tributary staff hopes the market provides a more convenient, and pleasant, alternative to the grocery store.

“As grocery stores have become a stressful place we want to be an easy friendly place you can go online you can come in if you want to you don't need to we are just here to take care of the community,” said.

The market is currently experimenting with its hours but is currently planning to be open noon-6 p.m. Check Tributary.com and the Tributary Facebook page for daily hours of operation.

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