Locally sourced food. Locally brewed beer. Locally famous musicians.
Add it up and you get 5030 Local, slated to open this month on U.S. 34 at the west edge of Loveland. A joint venture between Berthoud Brewing Co. and Peel Handcrafted Pizza of Frederick, the new venue will offer taps and tunes on the main floor and wood-fired dining upstairs.
Named for Berthoud’s altitude (5030 feet above sea level), it’s an ambitious addition to NoCo’s burgeoning roster of artisanal eat-n-drink venues.
The partners bill 5030 Local as a regional destination and an “inspired gathering place”—a caring, sharing, one-stop shop for food, beer and music connoisseurs.
“We set our sights on creating a unique space to elevate these collective passions and share them with the community,” says Jason Hepp, whose well-reviewed Peel helped put Frederick on the Front Range dining map. “There are a lot of really great things being created by local artisans. We’re excited to be a part of that community and create a space where we can showcase all those talents in one place.”
5030 Local’s kitchen will have the same focus on primitive cooking and fresh NoCo-grown ingredients that made Peel Handcrafted Pizza such a hit. Berthoud Brewing (which sources all its grains from Troubador Maltings in Fort Collins) will occupy 5030 Local’s first floor, with a rotating selection of beers on tap, a limited food menu and live music on a stage that’s much bigger than the one in the brewery’s cozy downtown Berthoud space.
Larger capacity may translate into bigger (read: national) acts from time to time. But 5030 Local will ultimately rise or fall on its ability to package distinctively NoCo components into a coherent whole.
“Northern Colorado will resonate throughout the building,” Hepp says, “from the food and beverage to the live music to the building we’re in.”
“As a former resident of West Loveland, I see an opportunity to be a big presence on that side of town,” adds Jesse Sommers, who represents the Berthoud Brewing half of 5030 Local’s ownership team. “West 34 is the last stop on the way to Estes Park and the first stop out of Estes Park. 5030 Local can be a destination for families touring the state, a great stop on the Loveland beer trail or a venue where you can see some of your favorite artists.”
Hepp and Sommers are both serially successful entrepreneurs—it’s far from the first rodeo for either. But this is a complex venture. High risk, high potential reward.
5030 Local will be located at 1480 Cascade Ave. in Loveland. Check www.nocostyle.com for updates about the grand opening.