Discover Freedom Street Social

Freedom Street Social stands as Arvada’s newest watering hole. We are thrilled to provide a communal space for those in the community to reside together immersed in cuisine, conversation, and company. The inspiration behind Freedom Street Social comes from the nostalgia of family gatherings that go beyond direct relatives. The concept was created by Nick and Amie Costanzo and has ties back to Nick’s Ohio roots and grandmother’s Italian cooking. The community at Freedom Street opens its doors to friends, neighbors and those falling somewhere in between. We know that our Arvada neighbors have longed for a connecting link and Freedom Street is the ‘third place’ to provide that. 

While there aren’t grandma’s cooking in the kitchen per se, that same wholesome feeling is met by the vendors and atmosphere it houses. Eight food vendors occupy the space and offer unique flavors and menu items. The spice of hot chicken comes from Lea Jane’s crew, while Windy City decadence defines Giordano’s deep dish pizza. The local renowned restaurant group – Culinary Creative – brings the trifecta of Mr. Oso and Señor Bear to Arvada with Osito — an ode to Latin Cuisine. The early risers won’t be able to resist waking up to Tajahi Cooke’s breakfast concept – The BKFST Club, so much so that they’ll end up returning for a night at The Chef Kitchen to explore what his collaborator of the month has in store. Some days call for the brightness of Balance Grill with their Pan-Asian inspiration, while others long for the richness of a classic double cheeseburger from Johnny Good Burger. An afternoon pick me up can come from the frozen treats courtesy of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice or from the caffeine kick from Pressed Coffee & Vinyl. The endless option stretch beyond just a meal, instead it’s a meeting ground for after-school activities, holiday get-togethers, and happy hour hangouts.

Meet The Team

Nick Costanzo

Costanzo brings more than 17 years of restaurant experience to Freedom Street Social, including opening 26 Marco’s Pizza stores in metro Denver. A longtime Arvada resident, Costanzo is passionate about creating a unique dining & community experience and will be responsible for the day to day operations at Freedom Street Social.

Amie Costanzo

The former co-owner of the Marco’s Pizza franchise in Colorado, Costanzo started working in restaurants at age 16 and has extensive Front of House experience. She is excited to bring her new Pressed Coffee & Vinyl concept to Freedom Street for the first brick and mortar location.

Jeff Kaplan

The co-founder of 303 Capital Partners, Kaplan has 25+ years of restaurant and finance experience, including serving as the Colorado franchise owner for Giordano’s Pizza. Kaplan looks forward to opening the first of many Freedom Street Socials across the country.

Jon Morgan

The co-founder of Chicago-based Interra Realty, Morgan has spent nearly 20 years working in commercial real estate sales and brokerage. Morgan specializes in mixed-use, retail and restaurant development and is the co-owner of several bars and restaurants in Chicago.

Cameron Cummins

The co-founder of Pivotal Growth Partners and owner of inHOUSE Marketing, Cummins has 20+ years of restaurant growth and franchising experience. With a focus on hands-on growth execution, Cummins has worked with a wide variety of top national brands, including Marco’s Pizza, A&W, Lexus, Yum! Brands and Clear Channel.

Robert Croak

Robert Croak has been a lifelong restaurant employee, owner and developer. With 30+ years of experience Croak has maintained his love for food and working with great partners in fast-casual, family style and high-end dynamic concepts. Croak has a strong background in design and aesthetic and is proud to be part of this amazing team.

Chef Tajahi Cooke

Chef Cooke is proud to bring The Supper Club, a monthly chef-driven pop-up to Freedom Street Social for a permanent residency in Spring 2022. Chef Cooke has extensive culinary experience, including his role as Executive Chef at the Kitchen Next Door American Eatery, Mother Tongue and Biju’s Little Curry Shop. In 2016, Chef Taj and his wife Danielle founded Ms. Betty’s Cooking. In 2020, Chef Taj became the Head Chef Consultant for BRUTO and launched the Advocacy Kitchen, bringing awareness to local chefs, farms, and purveyors.

Gertie Harris

Harris is the founder of Colorado’s Fireside at Five, a community-driven programming, placemaking and marketing collective that marries experience with impact. Harris previously worked for Denver’s Sage Hospitality, helping to market Colorado landmarks including Denver Union Station & The Crawford Hotel, The Oxford Hotel, The Maven Hotel, Dairy Block and Larimer Square.

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