High-Impact Retail Amenities

Downtwn Denver's residential renaissance is encouraging retail development, including first-to-market and new-to-Downtown options that create a diverse retail scene with something for everyone.

The Downtown Denver Partnership’s place-based economic development strategy is yielding significant growth in residential and employee populations, which is in turn attracting high-impact retail amenities throughout the center city. Downtown Denver’s retail market continues to strengthen and evolve as first-to-market and internationally-acclaimed retailers are identifying the center city as a place they can be successful.

Retail Facts

  • Downtown Denver has more than 4 million square feet of retail space
  • Retail vacancy rate is 4.3% and a direct average lease rate of $23.80.
  • Retail sales tax collections in Downtown Denver totaled $52 million in 2016, and have increased almost 60% since 2010.
16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver

Doing Business on the 16th Street 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.

Recent Retail News, Announcements & Openings

Nov 8th 2018

Retail Council

The Retail Council pursues the goal of making Downtown Denver a metro and...

Jan 10th 2019

Retail Council

The Retail Council pursues the goal of making Downtown Denver a metro and...

Mar 14th 2019

Retail Council

The Retail Council pursues the goal of making Downtown Denver a metro and...