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Rosetta Hall Is the Tesla of Food Courts

With ten global culinary concepts, rooftop cabana, and weekend dance parties, Boulder's first food hall is one of a kind.

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With almost as many food halls on the Front Range as there are Subarus, local diners could be forgiven for feeling fatigued with the concept. But take note: Rosetta Hall, which opened in Boulder in October, is unlike any other. Local artist Tiffany Mitchum designed the space, in partnership with Rosetta CEO Donovan Greene and co-owner Doug Greene (her stepson and husband, respectively), to be “visually beautiful and physically comfortable,” she says. “A place where you want to stay and hang out.” The myriad seating options Mitchum created under the hall’s vaulted roof on Walnut Street help achieve that goal, from traditional dining tables and velvet bar chairs to curtained cabanas on the rooftop patio, cozy nooks with plush couches on the mezzanine, and pillow-lined stadium seating in the main dining area. Custom millwork, marble and stone elements, and crystal chandeliers offset by contemporary pendants evoke the aesthetic of European food halls, where modern elements meet Old World charm. Rosetta’s 10 culinary concepts are equally intriguing: The collection is locally sourced and global in scope, spanning Asian street food (the Ginger Pig), au courant Mexican fare (Tierra), ancient grain dishes (Eridu), high-end French pastries (Petite Fleur), and cooking from the West African diaspora (Jacaranda). Overall, Rosetta Hall feels far more Tesla than Subaru—that is, if Teslas were for everyone.

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