Archetype Distillery, a 7,000-square foot, two-level distillery, tasting room, and event space, will soon open its doors. The craft distillery is the brainchild of lead distiller Michael Chapyak, a Denver resident. Archetype will focus on vodka and gin, utilizing first-press grapes—rather than more typical grains—as a base for each.
A 1917 classic movie house dating back to the silent-film era is being dramatically transformed into a working distillery and tasting room, event space and art gallery. The design will preserve much of the building’s 100-year old brick work, while adding sharp, modern sensibilities in metal and wood to the new space.
The building that once housed the Webber theater and later Kitty’s South is about to start its new life as an artisan distillery along South Broadway.
Kitty’s South, a 100-year-old building located at 119 South Broadway to become Archetype Distilling. The redevelopment of the building is now under way. The initial offerings will be gin and vodka will be grape-based, less common than grain-based versions.
Iconic and historic building at 119 South Broadway to become Archetype distillery and event space. Archetype will be producing small-batch gin and vodka for sale in a large, open-concept tasting room that will also serve as an event space and an art gallery. The goal is to open the Archetype in time to celebrate the building’s 100 years on South Broadway.