Retail opportunities and amenities abound.
Large, modern retail and entertainment venues are easily accessible throughout the region. With 15 retail centers (700,000 square feet or larger) and numerous smaller shopping districts, diverse retail options abound.
Downtown Denver's 16th Street Mall is among Denver's most popular tourist attractions. The 16-block pedestrian and transitway is downtown Denver's retail core, with offices, residential units, hotels, and transit stations. Cherry Creek, consistently one of the region's top tourist destinations, is located in central Denver.
Metro Denver's newest shopping venues
- Arista is a mixed-use transit-oriented development in Broomfield home to an events center, boutique hotel, and retail, residential, and office options.
- The Streets at SouthGlenn, which opened in 2009, is a redevelopment of the former Southglenn Mall in Centennial. This $360 million mixed-use development transformed the site into an upscale suburban city with 950,000 square feet of retail, 100,000 square feet of office, and 300 lofts.
- Belmar, Lakewood's new downtown district, is a nationally recognized, 103-acre mixed-use development that combines retailers, restaurants, cafes, theatres, offices, residential units, art studios, parks, and plazas within 22 city blocks.
- Larkridge in Thornton is one of Colorado's largest retail centers—with 800,000 square feet. The center is a vibrant outdoor shopping and dining destination with local and national retailers, restaurants, and a pedestrian village.
- Orchard Town Center in Westminster is an open-air lifestyle and entertainment venue with 80 specialty retailers and restaurants in a village setting. The 215- acre, one million-square-foot development includes office space and 500 housing units.
- Southlands in Aurora is a 1.7 million-square-foot lifestyle center with a four-block main street and community plaza surrounded by retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
- The Shops at Northfield Stapleton is a 1.2 million-square-foot open-air lifestyle destination for shopping and entertainment in Denver. With green spaces, fountains, and pedestrian-friendly walkways, it is one the first retail centers in the country built green.
- Twenty Ninth Street in Boulder transformed the former Crossroads Mall into a 62-acre open-air shopping and commercial district with 805,000 square feet of retail, including 60 local and upscale specialty stores, restaurants, and office space.
- River Point at Sheridan is a 135-acre urban renewal development that includes an outdoor collection of major retailers, shops, dining, and entertainment.
- IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, opened its first Colorado location 15 miles south of downtown Denver in Centennial in 2011. The 400,000-square-foot store is adjacent to the Park Meadows Mall.
Major retail projects underway
- Northlands is a $221 million, 1.1 million-square-foot “village-inspired” office/retail/lifestyle center under development in Broomfield. Construction is underway.