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.

Recently, we welcomed Target, MontBell, and Giordano’s.

Retail Facts

4M SF
Downtown Denver has more than 4 million square feet of retail space
60%
Over 60% of Downtown Denver retailers and restaurants are local or independent
8.2%
Downtown Denver retailers saw 8.2% retail sales growth in 2019

Downtown Denver Retail Snapshot

Ranked the #2 Best Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report and home to the 3rd Hottest Job Market in the country, Denver has welcomed new residents, employees, and visitors in droves in recent years. Downtown Denver sits at the epicenter of this activity and sees the highest pedestrian traffic counts in the Rocky Mountain West region. Learn more about why Downtown Denver is a premier destination for your retail business.

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. Learn more about the Mall in the below reports.

Recent Retail News, Announcements & Openings

Feb 11th 2021

Retail Council

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

Mar 11th 2021

Retail Council

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

Apr 8th 2021

Retail Council

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