Demo Fest at Pedal Pushers and SALE at Vital Outdoors

May 17, 2019

Tomorrow morning (Saturday May 18th) from 9AM-7PM Pedal Pushers Cyclery is hosting their Spring Demo Festival.

Join us for our sixth annual kick-off of the mountain bike season and demo some killer bikes, eat some great local grub and enjoy brews from the best Colorado breweries around. We’re inviting our friends at Kona, Ibis, Niner, Rocky Mountain and Scott to bring their demo bikes for you to try out.

Pedal Pushers Cyclery | 710 Golden Ridge Road | 303-365-2453 | Map

Vital Outdoors is offering 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!

Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map

Golden Businesses Expanding

March 10, 2019

I’ve noticed that at least three of our local stores have recently opened branches in other towns. Golden: the cradle of retail empires!

Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Bean Fosters  |  720 Golden Ridge Road, Unit D  |  303-279-5077  |  Map
Runners High, LLC   |  103 N. Rubey Drive   |  303-746-6108  |  Map

Winter Sale at Vital Outdoors

January 20, 2019

Has the snow convinced you that we’re in the midst of winter? Well here’s some good news: Vital Outdoors is getting ready for spring, so they’re having a big sale on the winter clothing that you need RIGHT NOW. This includes 50% off clothing and shoes, 30% off helmets and goggles, and 30% off tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks. Visit them soon, while the selection is best!

Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map

Three New Businesses Downtown

October 6, 2018

Foss Building Businesses

It’s clear that age does not wither nor custom stale the Foss family’s ability to create an attractive retail space.  This time, they’ve created three!

Some of you may not remember, but for 94 years, Foss Drug Store was one of downtown Golden’s anchor stores.  It opened in 1913 and closed in 2007.  Many feared that the loss of Foss Drug would send downtown Golden into an economic tailspin, but the Foss family quickly found new tenants–Peak Cycles, Vital Outdoors, Miners Alley Playhouse, Jolynn’s Food and Spirits, and the Foss Building Liquor Store.  The liquor store occupied the large space that had formerly served as the liquor department for Foss Drug.  On New Year’s Eve, 2017, that store closed, and the Fosses have spent the past nine months upgrading and subdividing the space.  Now we have three new businesses downtown:  Old Barrel Tea Company, Southern Charm Home Decor, and Foss Company Wine | Spirits | Beer.

Old Barrel Tea Company - Golden ColoradoI visited the Old Barrel Tea Company yesterday.  They sell raw, unfiltered honey, herbs and spices, and many, MANY blends of loose-leaf tea.  (Needless to say, the place smells delicious!)  While chatting with store manager Heather Maccalous, I mentioned that I’d been coughing at night.  She steered me over to the “Apothecary” section, and introduced me to “THROAT” blend, which includes licorice root, raspberry leaves, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, cinnamon bark, aniseed, and slippery elm.  I tried it at home, and can report that it was quite effective.  I look forward to trying their other teas.

Make a point of visiting the store today.  Heather promises to have tea samples on hand for your enjoyment!

Old Barrel Tea Company | 1224 Washington Ave. – Suite 118 | 720-837-0520 | Map

Shop, Save, Savor the Season at a Sidewalk Sale!

September 12, 2018

Sidewalk Sale - Golden Colorado

The City’s tourism program, Visit Golden, is sponsoring a Sidewalk Sale this Saturday from 10AM-5PM:

Join us for an exciting one-day sidewalk sale! Come and enjoy great deals, fashion, and refreshments. Fall is the perfect season to browse and discover all the areas to shop in Golden. Liven up your shopping experience with fresh air, mountain views and a cool, friendly local vibe at the fall Sidewalk Sale.  Shop Golden! 

The current list of participating stores is: Avenue Gifts, Baby Doe’s Clothing, Blue Moose Trading Company, Bumps & Bundles Consignment, Creekside Jewelers, Earth Sweet Botanicals, Golden Goods, Golden Himalaya, Golden River Sports, Golden Rock Shop, Golden Sweets, Icelantic Skis, Marrygrams, Mountain Lux Candles, Period Six Studio, Powder7, Red Wagon Boutique and Garden Shoppe, Rockin’ Horse Antiques, Runners High, Spinster Sisters Co., Spirits in the Wind Gallery, The Clothes Mine, Toad&Co, Truly BoHotique, Vital Outdoors, and Wings of Eagles.

To see whether any new ones have been added, click here.

LAST CHANCE for Carriage Rides, Music, and Evening Shopping in Downtown Golden

August 31, 2018

Carriage Rides - Golden Colorado

This is the very last night to enjoy free carriage rides, live music on the street, and sales, specials, and samples in the stores. If you’ve been telling yourself all summer that you were going to get downtown for one of these Golden Weekend events, tonight is your last chance! 

Carriage Rides

Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM. Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Music

ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM
GOLDEN WEEKENDS (Music on Washington Ave.), 5-8PM
Austin Williamson Music @ Icelantic (modern rock pop with a little funk)
Jeff Miguel @ Baby Does (smooth saxophone)
JOLYNN’S FOOD AND SPIRITS – Jon Eric Farmer, 6-9PM
OLD CAPITOL GRILL & SMOKEHOUSE – Shawn Nelson (americana, folk, country rock), 6:30 – 9:30PM
WRIGLEY’S CHICAGO BAR & GRILL – 3eatles, 5-9PM

Specials in the Stores

Avenue Gifts | 1212 Washington | 303-279-0200 | Map
Samples locally made salsa 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Refreshments in the store and selling luminaria as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
10% off all Socks!
Creekside Jewelers | 1206 Washington Ave | 303-279-4246 | Map
40% off Bulova, Caravelle, and Citizen watches
Earth Sweet Botanicals  |  1224 Arapahoe St  |  303-278-1260  |  Map
Get the SKIN-NY on Skincare – have a quick cocktail hour with a healthy drink and some nibbles while we spend time discussing everything from skin care, ingredients, treatments and supplements. 6-8PM FREE!
Golden Goods | 1201 Washington Ave | (303) 216-2123 | Map
Large assortment of t-shirts and apparel on clearance!
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mountain Lux Candles | 1111 Washington Avenue, Suite 100 |720-908-8950 | Map
The “End Of Summer Sale” has started at Mountain Lux Candles: The best of Summer is coming to an end and the summer scented premium soy candles are on sale for $15 while supplies last. While you’re in the shop, you can explore the new Fall scents too!
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop | 1118 Washington Ave. | 303-278-3994 | Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters | 1116 Washington Ave | 303.827.9371 | Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Biggest sale of the year – up to 40% OFF!
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Biggest sale of the year – up to 40% OFF!

Sales, Music, Carriage Rides, and Coco…. You need to come downtown.

August 17, 2018

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Carriage Rides - Golden Colorado

Summer is waning and school has started, but some of our best summer traditions are still before us.  We have 2-1/2 more weeks of Golden Weekends, with carriage rides, street music, late hours, sales, samples, and specials in the stores.  The weekly shindig happens this Friday and Saturday, next Friday and Saturday, and Friday night, August 31st.  (After that you’ll have to wait for Olde Golden Christmas for your next carriage ride.)

Tonight is also Movies and Music in the Park, featuring Fiesta Colorado and Coco.  Saturday and Sunday, we’re having the Golden Fine Arts Festival, and Sunday night is the annual free concert by the Jefferson Symphony in Parfet Park.

Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map
Samples of local food products and beautiful 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Refreshments in the store and selling luminaria as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
Torched Hot Sauce Sampling and 10% off all Torched Products
Café 13 | 1301 Arapahoe St. | 303-278-2225 | Map
Art show featuring local artists
Creekside Jewelers  | 1206 Washington Ave  |  303-279-4246  |  Map
40% off Bulova, Caravelle, and Citizen watches
Golden Goods  |  1201 Washington Ave  |  (303) 216-2123  |  Map
20% off camping chairs
Golden Quilt Company | 1108 Washington Avenue | Golden, CO  80401 | 303-277-0717  |  Map
End of bolt sale: 20% discount if you purchase the fabric remaining on any bolt
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop  |  1118 Washington Ave.  |  303-278-3994  |  Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters  |  1116 Washington Ave |  303.827.9371 |  Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Spirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Ave | 303-279-1192 | Map
Artist visit and show – Jordyn Payne impressionist landscapes
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Summer Sale – up to 30% off your favorite summer styles
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Save 30% on select summer styles and gear!

Entertainment

Both Nights –

Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM.  Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Play – Lend Me a Tenor, 7:30PM
Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

Friday –

Movies and Music in the Park Friday Night – dance performance by Fiesta Colorado at 7PM, Coco starting at dusk.

Friday Music:
Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Icelantic Skis  |  1300 Washington Ave.  |  303-670-6804  |  Map
Tony Dollar (acoustic pop, rock, reggae blend), 5-8PM
Mountain Lux Candles | 1111 Washington Avenue, Suite 100 |720-908-8950 | Map
Matt Weatherbee & the Gnarbillies (rockabilly), 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Russ Knight (creative rock covers, warm vocals, solid acoustic), 6:30-9:30PM

Saturday Music:
Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Gold Mine Cupcakes  |  700 12th St. #130  |  720-328-9531 |  Map
Jubilant Bridge (duo using several string instruments with vocals), 5-8PM
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Theresa Peterson (folk modern rock) , 5-8PM
Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map
Dee Dee and the Shakers, 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Kerri Lick (Blues & Jazz & a little Rockabilly), 6:30-9:30PM

Sales, Music, Carriage Rides, Hayride, Movie in the Park in Downtown Golden!

August 10, 2018

Golden Weekends - Live Music and Carriage

The merchants are celebrating Golden Weekends this Friday and Saturday.  Come downtown to enjoy sales, samples, specials, carriage rides, hayrides, live music, and a movie in the park!  Most of the stores will be open until 8PM.  Here’s what’s happening downtown on August 10th & 11th:

Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map
Samples of local food products and beautiful 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
Jerky sampling and 10% discount on all Sweetwood Products
Creekside Jewelers  | 1206 Washington Ave  |  303-279-4246  |  Map
Any purchase all day Friday 20% off Regular price items in stock only. Excluding clearance and Estate jewelry.
Golden Goods  |  1201 Washington Ave  |  (303) 216-2123  |  Map
Select adult and child t-shirts on clearance. Children’s water toys (water guns and inflatable water toys) on sale.
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop  |  1118 Washington Ave.  |  303-278-3994  |  Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters  |  1116 Washington Ave |  303.827.9371 |  Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Spirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Ave | 303-279-1192 | Map
Meet Ray Van Cleve, Santa Fe Artist, 18kt Gold & Sterling Silver
Array of Fine Sterling & Precious Natural Stone Jewelry – Show & Sale
Demonstrations on Sterling Silver Bead Making – Seminar on Turquoise and Preparation
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Summer Sale – up to 30% off your favorite summer styles
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Save 30% on select summer styles and gear!

Entertainment

Friday –

Movies and Music in the Park Friday Night – Stone Beat Invasion at 7PM, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along starting at dusk.

Both Nights –

Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM.  Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Hayrides by The Golden Hayride from 5:30-7:30PM.  Sponsored by the Golden Chamber.  Board at the Visitors Center, 10th & Washington.

Play – Lend Me a Tenor, 7:30
Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

 

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Live Music on the Sidewalks

Friday –

Donnie Young @ Icelantic (country rock blues blend)
Muriel & the Deanos @Mountain Lux (fun & interesting covers, modern pop)

Saturday –

Jubilant Bridge @ Spirits in the Wind (duo using several string instruments with vocals)
Russ Knight @ Baby Does (creative modern covers with warm vocals)

Live Music in the Breweries, Bars, & Restaurants:

Friday –

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Ashton Lee (classic rock country blues blend)
Barrels and Bottles | 600 12th Street | 720-328-3643 | Map
Jon E. Farmer Solo, 6:30PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy | 1111 Miners Alley | 303-993-7174 – Map
Algorhythm Trio, 8PM

Saturday –

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Martin Gabriel (indie acoustic rock)
Table Mountain Inn | 1310 Washington Avenue | 303-216-8040 | Map
TBD, 6-9PM

30% Off at Vital Outdoors and Toad & Co.

July 31, 2018

Vital Outdoors Sale - Golden Colorado

Vital Outdoors is currently running a 30% off sale on select summer clothing, summer shoes & sandals, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, and duffel bags.

Toad & Co sale - Golden Colorado

Their sister store, Toad & Co., is also featuring select summer clothing at 30% off!

Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map

Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map

Golden Weekends: Free Carriage Rides, Sales & Samples, Live Music

June 15, 2018

Creekside Jewelers - Golden CO

The merchants are celebrating Golden Weekends again, tonight and tomorrow night.  Come down for a free carriage ride (compliments of the merchants) and enjoy the musicians playing in front of the stores.

Make sure you visit the stores, because they have all SORTS of sales and samples lined up for your delight!  Look for the gold balloons to identify the participating stores.  Here’s a sampling:

Baby Doe’s  |  1116 Washington Avenue  |  303-279-8100  |  Map
Introducing new Colorado-made shoes (Poppy!), plus refreshments in the store
Spirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Avenue | 303-279-1192 | Map
Wine sales by Colorado Kingman Winery both nights.  Gary Sohrweid painting artistic fish wall plaques for Father’s Day on Saturday night.
Creekside Jewelers  | 1206 Washington Avenue  |  303-279-4246  |  Map
40% off Bulova and Citizen watches
Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map
Samples of local food products
Golden Goods  |  1201 Washington Avenue  |  (303) 216-2123  |  (map)
Candy samples and 10% off all MM Local Products (pickles, applesauce, and jams)
Icelantic  |  1300 Washington Ave.  |  303-670-6804  |  Map
Buy a snow cone from their cart in front of the store–or get a free snow cone with a $15 store purchase!
Spinster Sisters  |  1116 Washington Avenue |  303.827.9371 |  Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  MapFather’s Day Sale – 20% off men’s clothing & gear
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Father’s Day Sale – 20% off men’s clothing, shoes, sandals, denim, & Costa Sunglasses
Golden Moon Speakeasy | 1111 Miners Alley – 303-993-7174 – Map
Live Music: SoulTyme at 8PM
Blue Moose Trading Co. | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1191 | Map
Samplings and discounts on Torched Beer bottle hot sauces
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1191 | Map
Candy samples
Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl – Meet at 7:15 in front of the Old Capitol Grill, 1122 Washington Avenue.  You must buy your tickets online, ahead of time.  Buy Here.
Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Avenue  |  303-279-9043
Karaoke starting at 9PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Live music starting at 7PM both nights.  Come in for a cold one and a bite after a warm evening along the avenue!

Entertainment on the Avenue
FREE CARRIAGE RIDES
by Clear Creek Carriages from 5-7PM.  Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.
LIVE MUSIC
Friday
In front of Icelantic – Martin Gabriel
In front of Baby Doe’s – Russ Knight
Saturday
In front of Icelantic – Alec Ryan
In front of Baby Doe’s – Theresa Peterson