Tattered Cover Bookstore
One of my favorite places in Denver, the Tattered Cover Bookstore, has recently completed it’s move to the remodeled Lowenstein Theatre on East Colfax.
Unfortunately the move tips the diversity balance of Cherry Creek to the side of mostly jewelry retailers and absurdly high priced cutlery stores. However the move does help East Colfax’s Greektown district renovation and landscape of the area, as well as lure more shoppers and business too.
The new store seems a bit smaller than the four levels (including basement) than the former Cherry Creek location. But the concept of a bookstore in an old theatre is a great idea. From the lobby housing the newsstand to the sunken orchestra pit there are plenty of nooks and crannies for reading and browsing. Even better, the kids area is located in a separate and quiet location in the basement.
Having had a long history in Denver, owner Joyce Meskis is also known for standing up for First Amendment rights by refusing to comply with a search warrant requesting a customer’s purchase records. The case was taken to the Colorado Supreme Court and they found in the retailers favor.
If visiting Denver it’s worth braving the characters on the #15 bus to check out the new digs. Adjacent to Tattered Cover is a Chipotle Burrito store and a Twist and Shout records. A perfect mecca of independent retailers!