Tattered Cover is moving into a historic building in Colorado this week.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — One of Colorado’s largest bookstores is opening its first location outside of the Denver metro area.
Tattered Cover will open a new bookstore in downtown Colorado Springs on Tuesday, June 21.
Located at 112 North Tejon Street, the 8,000 square foot retail store will feature thousands of books, a full-service bar and cafe, and a children’s area.
The bookstore will be Tattered Cover’s 11th location in Colorado, including its three stores inside Denver International Airport (DIA).
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Tattered Cover said the new store is located in a historic building that dates back to the 1880s. According to Tattered Cover, the building has functioned as a market, high-end clothing retailer, jewelry store and costume shop.
Architect Thomas MacLaren, known for Colorado buildings such as the Pauline Chapel and Trianon, redesigned the front and back of the building in 1918. According to Tattered Cover, MacLaren added features such as Van Briggle tiles, masonry and leaded glass transoms, which are still present. today.
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“This opening is very similar to the opening of Tattered Cover’s beloved LoDo location, as both are in historic buildings in the heart of booming downtown areas,” said Tattered Cover CEO Kwame spearman. “Our goal is to be a community institution for Coloradans and this new location will provide the perfect setting to connect with the Colorado Springs community.”
Best Cellars, a full-service café and bar, will serve Denver’s Attimo wine and craft beers from Denver’s Fiction Beer Company, along with a menu of coffees, beverages and food.
“Downtown Colorado Springs is in the midst of a renaissance and we are thrilled to have Tattered Cover become an integral part of our downtown landscape and an important part of our growing community,” said Susan Edmondson, President and CEO. general of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs. “Such an iconic Colorado brand is destined to become a destination in downtown Colorado Springs and we can’t wait to see the store thrive here.”
The new Tattered Cover store will be open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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