Kevin Taylor Adding Second Restaurant in Arista
Hickory & Ash is doing so well in Broomfield’s Arista neighborhood that Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group is opening a second restaurant in the area.
Masa Cocina Mexicana, which will be at 8181 Arista Place, is scheduled to open late 2018 and occupy a 3,200 square-foot space.
Taylor has partnered with his wife Denise and sons Ryan and Cooper — all partners in Hickory & Ash — to double the group’s presence along Arista’s main street.
“Arista and the community of Broomfield have welcomed us with open arms,” Taylor said. “We’re looking forward to bringing another quality chef-driven restaurant to this exciting community.”
Executive Chefs and partners Frank Blea and Ryan Taylor will serve “contemporary Mexican fare rooted in traditional flavors that span the entirety of Mexico,” according to the company’s news release.
“Inspired by the chefs’ travels and love of street food, Masa will feature light, fresh and playful dishes for both lunch and dinner, such as tacos al pastor; pork shoulder molcajete; Oaxacan chile rellenos; and tilapia Veracruz,” the release states. “The bar program will focus on agave spirits — with more than 30 tequilas and mezcals for sipping and used to craft margaritas and palomas — as well as Mexican beer and wine.”
The company said the space will feature “natural materials, generous ceiling heights and an ample outdoor patio area.”
Décor will be “bright and bold,” the release states, including calavera skull-inspired artwork; bamboo tables; red polished concrete floors; and Mexican-inspired tiles.
The interior will seat 130 people and another 60 on the patio. Construction began in June and is being done by Catamount Constructors. The architect for the space is Michael Haider of Advanced Planning Solutions.
“Kevin, and his team have made an immediate impact at Arista and the Broomfield community,” Arista developer Tim Wiens, of Wiens Real Estate Ventures, LLC, said. “We couldn’t be more excited about adding Masa Cocina to the main street of Arista Place.”
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