Go away for half the summer and miss out! Yes, I know. It’s been months — months! — since the blog’s last post. [insert excuse here].
Anyhoo… For those of us who were not in Dream House Acres this summer: New stores are coming soon to Cherry Hills Marketplace, down at Orchard and University.
Store #1: Sierra Trading Post
It’s hard to miss where Sierra Trading Post is going in — the old Ross. I’ve never been to one. There are only 4 stores nationwide — mostly in Wyoming, home to its (former?) headquarters. And while the name seems familiar, I don’t remember it. For those in my camp, the store is a discount store for outdoor goods, including clothing, hiking boots, backpacks, camping equipment, bicycles, canoes, etc. More sporting-goods like Dicks, rather than discount-clothing-like Ross. Looks like most people probably know it as an online store — it made more than $200 million online a few years ago. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to check out the goods before buying.
Keith Richardson started the store back in 1986 and he has a great story about its inception. I like it that the company’s history includes setbacks, like Richardson getting ousted from another company — giving him the pluck he needs to get Sierra going.
The Greenwood Village store is one of two opening in Colorado. The other is in Fort Collins. And both are hiring, if you’re so interested. Looks like they’re wrapping up hiring by the end of the month so I suspect the grand opening date will be shortly afterwards in September.
And here’s a fun fact: Sierra Trading Post is owned by TJX Companies, owner of the next door-ish neighbor TJ Maxx HomeGoods. TJX acquired Sierra back in December 2012 so it’s no wonder the chain is finally expanding.
Store #2: Nékter Juice Bar
Coming soon in between yoga-apparel Soybu and the delicious Wooden Table, we’ve got néktǝr juice bar. Kind of like Jamba Juice but to an extreme (ginger shot, anyone?) It’s not just a juice bar, but a cleanse bar. You can buy cleansing juices on a multi-day plan (as the site says: “15 lbs of cold-pressed fruits and vegetables packed into a day’s cleanse.” Whoa.)
Seems like a good location — stop by Perfect Tone Pilates for exercise, then lunch at the tasty Sazza and later browse the yoga attire at Sobu and pick up a smoothie at néktǝr.
The juice chain started in Costa Mesa, California in 2010 and in a few short years, it’s grown to 30-plus stores. The most recent one opened in Boulder this month. Apparently, the company is also opening locations in Aurora and Lakewood.
Healthy juice in an assortment of colors. What’s not to like?