On the 16th Street Mall between Tremont and Welton sts. (303) 260-6000
Pavilions bills itself as the new wave of retail, restaurant and entertainment. You can browse Banana Republic, indulge in something decadent at the Corner Bakery, then take in a flick at the United Artist theater (all high-backed stadium seating). Pavilions boasts several anchor attractions, including Wolfgang Puck's, a Virgin Records Megastore, Barnes & Noble and Hard Rock Café, along with more familiar shops, such as Bath and Body Works, Gap and The Limited. A 30,000-square foot NikeTown will open in 1999 (one of only 15 in the U.S.). Mall crawlers used to the confines of suburban malls will be surprised at the Pavilions' open air setting. But with a yearly average of 325 days of sunshine, outdoor shopping is rarely a problem in Denver.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3000 E. 1st Ave. (303) 388-3900
Anchored by Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman Marcus and Foley's, the specialty stores in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center tend to be on the high end -- Louis Vuitton, Bally of Switzerland, Abercrombie & Fitch. Even the restroom is above average: Clad in marble, with automatic fixtures, it was written up in Time magazine! There is a dining area with quick food, or several upscale restaurants, such as Sfuzzi, for Northern Italian. Fairly new to the mall is an elaborate play area for kids with seating for adults near the mall entrance to Foley's. The attraction is so popular that mini playgroups have formed for regular visits.
Off I-225 at Alameda Ave., Aurora (303) 344-4120
Aurora Mall has the look and feel of a fairly typical suburban mall. Anchored by Foley's, Sears and JCPenney, it offers recognizable stores like The Disney Store and Eddie Bauer, as well as smaller, more boutique-like shops. It recently installed a beautiful carved carousel where kids (and adults) can take a spin. And the movie theaters, once full-priced, now offer 50˘ movies.
Havana St. and Mississippi Ave., Aurora (303) 755-3232
Buckingham Square is anchored by Dillards at one end and Montgomery Ward at the other. Mervyn's fills out one of the arms of the mall. The small stores in-between tend toward lower-end retail. A few food joints dot the mall, but there is no food court, per se. What Buckingham Square offers is a different show every weekend -- antique shows, car shows, community bake sales, arts and crafts festivals and more.
Hampden Ave. and Tamarac Dr. (across from Tamarac Square) (303) 771-8210
The parking lot here is always full, in part due to the AMC movie theaters and the variety of restaurants here (Le Peep, Ciao! Baby, Uno's, among others). Shoppers come here for Loehmann's, Walgreen's, and T and C, a men's discount clothing store.
Wadsworth Blvd. and Alameda Ave.,Lakewood (303) 936-7424
With more than 140 stores, including Foley's, Dillards, Montgomery Ward and JCPenney, Villa Italia draws shoppers from Lakewood as well as all over Denver. Not one of the newer, glitzier malls, this is still a reliable shopping center.
S. University Blvd. and Arapahoe Rd.,Littleton (303) 795-0856
8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Littleton (303) 792-2999
Wadsworth Blvd. and W. Bowles Ave.,Littleton (303) 973-5300
Off I-25 at 104th Ave. W., Northglenn (303) 452-5683
Sheridan Blvd. and 88th Ave., Westminster (303) 428-5634
Westminster Mall is the only mall in the area with six anchor stores, making it officially a Super Center. With 170 to 200 stores, Westminster draws from all over the state, especially folks from the mountain communities. Though 20 years old, this mall renovates frequently, so it's up-to-date.
919 Park Ave. W. (303) 297-8817
The Clay Pigeon
601 Ogden St. (303) 832-5538
3615 W. 32nd Ave. (303) 964-9050
Old Santa Fe Pottery
2485 S. Santa Fe Dr. (303) 871-9434
1705 S. Pearl St. (303) 777-2331
Pearls & Jewels
1457 S. Pearl St. (303) 744-6944
Colorado in a Basket
6005 E. Evans Ave., No. 101 (303) 756-4778
Made in Colorado
4840 W. 29th Ave. (303) 480-9050
Angela Burdick CRS, GRI, ABR
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