Doing Business on the Mall

As the commercial heart of Downtown Denver, the 16th Street Mall is a main attraction for a rapidly growing number of visitors, workers, residents and conventioneers. The Mall is filled with outdoor cafes, renovated historic office buildings, sparkling glass-walled skyscrapers, shops, restaurants and retail stores.

Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Bars & Restaurants
Interested in implementing or expanding a patio cafe on the 16th Street Mall? Click here to learn more about how to do so under Mayor Hancock’s recent initiative.

Downtown Denver 16th Street Mall Bike to Work Day

Hosting Special Events on the 16th Street Mall

The 16th Street Mall is a premier destination in Downtown Denver for visitors, employees, and residents alike. With millions of people strolling Downtown’s main street each year, the Mall is a powerful venue to promote your business, cause or activity.

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Vending and Sidewalk Cafés on the 16th Street Mall

The 16th Street Mall features an ever-changing mix of eclectic street food, retail vendors, sampling, special events and Sidewalk Cafés. The vending and Sidewalk Café programs, managed by the Downtown Denver BID, supports an assortment of local and national businesses. This application applies to a temporary program that is currently in place due to COVID-19. All fees are currently temporarily waived.

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Marketing Services

Banners, Posters and Flyers

The BID offers the use of the 16th Street Mall Planter Masts, 16th Street Light Poles, Wayfinder Poster Cases and California Street for banners, posters and flyers promoting events and activities Downtown. Banners are also available on 14th Street through the General Improvement District (GID).

Organizations wishing to display banners, posters and flyers along these corridors must submit an application for use of the space. A specific set of rules and regulations, which are determined by the BID and the City and County of Denver in accordance with Section 49-437 of the Revised Municipal Code.

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