I'm of the mind that every neighborhood needs a corner market—spots like Marczyk Fine Foods  (Uptown and now South Park Hill), Tony's Market  (multiple locations), and the newly opened Local Market  in north Golden—that fosters a sense of community. Though smaller than any of these shops, the Curtis Park Delicatessen  on Champa Street also fits the mold.
Fashioned as a deli but stocked with local goods such as City Bakery bread, Kaladi Brothers  coffee, Morning Fresh Dairy  milk, Rocky Mountain  eggs, meats from Il Mondo Vecchio  and Continental Sausage , Hope Hummus , and 34° Crispbread , Curtis Park functions as a gourmet, locally focused mini-mart.
In addition, owners Joseph Walker and Michael Reif, Curtis Park residents themselves, offer a sound selection of sandwiches. My favorite thus far is the well-balanced and ever-so-decadent French, with layers of rosemary ham, Brie, mixed greens, house mustard, and aïoli.
Small as it may be, Walker and Reif have worked hard to make the spot a neighborhood staple—and given the quality of the offerings, it could easily pull food lovers from all over the city into its fold.
2532 Champa St., 303-308-5973