EDGEWATER, Colo. — Edgewater Public Market will no longer allow dogs inside its food hall on a daily basis starting next month.
"We regret to inform you that due to state health regulations we will no longer allow dogs inside the food hall on a daily basis effective March 1," reads a statement on the Edgewater Public Market Facebook page.
Edgewater Public Market, a 52,000-square-foot food and retail hall, opened across Sheridan Boulevard from Sloans Lake in November 2019.
"We appreciate all of you who have brought and shared your dog with us, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry friends on our main level patios. Stay tuned for specific dog-friendly events that will be coming soon at Edgewater Public Market," said the market on Facebook.
Reaction to the new policy is mixed on social media.
"Have dogs, love dogs. But, I literally watched a dog urinate on the coffee bar a few weeks back," reads one comment on Instagram. "The owner turned her back and walked away. So, thank you guys for this new policy!"
"Thank you! Stop insisting everyone indulge your pet," says another customer.
"Such a bummer. It was a wonderful feature. I loved all the dogs!" writes another. "Thank you for making dog-friendly areas and events and finding a way to continue to welcome them."
"I go there about four times per week and it’s mostly because I loved that they allowed dogs there," notes another customer.
Edgewater Public Market features a collection of eateries, as well as eight retail shops, a coffee shop, and a bar. The market is located at 5505 W. 20th Avenue near Sheridan Boulevard and West 24th Avenue in northwest Denver.
The market's restaurants vary from Ethiopian to Venezuelan, from exotic-animal servers to chicken-tender providers and from eateries that make lobster mac and cheese to those that make lobster grilled cheese, according to the Denver Business Journal.
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