Groundbreaking for 250 Columbine – August 28, 2013 10:30 a.m.

A groundbreaking ceremony and reception for Cherry Creek North’s transformational new development.

Western Development Group is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for 250 Columbine, a $100 million mixed-use development in the heart of Cherry Creek North. The project will include 80,000 square feet of office space, 70 condominium residences, and approximately 30,000 square feet of retail space, all over two levels of underground parking.

Join Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Councilwoman Jeanne Robb City and County of Denver and selected guests from the Denver business community for a groundbreaking ceremony and reception that will launch construction on this the crown jewel of the Cherry Creek North neighborhood.

Groundbreaking Ceremony
August 28, 2013 10:30 a.m.
250 Columbine Development
East side of Columbine between 2nd & 3rd Avenue

11:30 a.m.
Inn at Cherry Creek
A light lunch and refreshments will be served

Please RSVP by August 16, 2013
Call Julia Penland at 303-321-5700 or email

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Love Them Lashes™ Opens in the Oxygen Salon & Spa in Cherry Creek


September 10, 2012 – Love Them Lashes™ is now in the Denver Metro Area located within the beautiful Oxygen Salon & Spa in Cherry Creek at 300 Josephine Street, Suite 110, Cherry Creek, CO 80206.

Eyelash extensions give you the freedom to look your best from the time you wake up in the morning, until you close your eyes at night.  There is no need to wear mascara, as eyelash extensions are attached to your own natural lashes, one at a time, to provide the fullness and length that you desire.  Styled Eyelash Extensions ‘open up your eyes’ to add luster and to create a bright youthful appearance.Love Them Lashes

Shannon McRae, founder and certified eyelash stylist at Love Them Lashes™, believes that all women deserve to feel beautiful.  She was certified through Xtreme® Lashes, one of the most sought after credentials for eyelash extension professionals in the business.  Before any person can be certified by Xtreme®, they must first go through a rigorous training process and a hands-on training ‘boot camp’.  As an Xtreme® certified stylist, Shannon uses only the best products provided by Xtreme®, the premier eyelash extension company in the World.  Certified Xtreme® Eyelash professionals are the only provider for eyelash extensions for exclusive events such as the Golden Globes, Emmy’s, The Academy Awards, and many other celebrity events.

Many salons have added semi-permanent eyelash extension to their services offered because of the increasing demand for the service by clientele.  But not all of the stylists who perform this service have the experience behind them to do it well.  This is mainly because it is only being done part-time basis by salon staff, many of whom are not even licensed to perform this type of service.  Unfortunately what often results is a poor lash application which not only looks unsightly, but it can ruin your natural lashes as well.

If you have thought about getting lash extensions in the past but were unsure of what the process would entail, you can visit her website at and click on the “About” tab to watch a video that explains what to expect about receiving eyelash extensions.  Lash extensions are completely painless and the beautiful results are immediate.

Hurry to take advantage of the current Love Them Lashes ™ specials on eyelash extensions.  Appointments can be booked through the website at or by calling (720) 288-0650.  If you have any questions, please call Shannon at (720) 288-0650 and she will be more than happy to assist you.

Get Ready for the Global Event, Fashion’s Night Out, Coming to Cherry Creek North!

Thursday, September 6, 2012 is the date for the global event, Fashion’s Night Out at Cherry Creek North!  This is a first for the prestigious neighborhood of Cherry Creek North and one that has the community quite excited.  The event features an evening of fashion including a magnificent fashion show at Fillmore Plaza and fun events hosted within the stores and boutiques.  Gather your friends and join the celebration in an evening of fashion fun featuring highlights which include fall and winter fashions from many Cherry Creek North boutiques.

The evening will start at 6 pm on the 303 Magazine Red Carpet at Fillmore Plaza.    All guests can step onto the red carpet and have their photograph taken, then grab the Fashion’s Night Out in-store event map, and the head to your favorite Cherry Creek North Stores for magnificent in-store pampering, events, giveaways and more!

Nearly 40 Cherry Creek North stores will participate in the in-store events which will include entertainment, mini fashion shows, giveaways, make-overs, and more.  The in-store events will last from 6 pm to 8 pm

At 8 pm to 10 pm the Fillmore Plaza will host a fashion show.  General admission is free, and VIP tickets are priced at $60 to $160 and include access to the VIP party at 7:30 pm and reserved runway seat, complimentary parking, and more.  The fashion show is hosted by KOSI 101.1 Denise Plante.  This is bound to be an exciting event with many participating Cherry Creek boutiques featuring many top designers.

Cherry Creek North Merchants Take Awards in 5280 “Top of the Town” Edition!

Cherry Creek North is listed in 5280’s annual “Top of the Town” edition! Ten of our outstanding merchants are winners in twelve different categories!

5280’s is Denver’s source to scout down, taste, sample and spend an enjoyable lunch break searching the city for its most fabulous stuff. The city is vibrant with new merchants, great tastes, and enjoyable places to shop, and Cherry Creek North is no exception to the rule! We have some of the best right here in our own backyard, as confirmed by 5280.

Now, for the big awards!

  • Cherry Creek Tailoring won reader’s choice for the favorite tailor in the city!
  • Simply Moore Makeup Artistry won reader’s choice as the best facial and massage envy for best massage.
  • Pura Vida who editor’s choice as the best health club and gym in Denver!
  • William Jewelers won editor’s choice for favorite fine jewelry store.
  • Hermitage Bookshop won editor’s choice for the best bookstore.
  • Margs Taco Bistro won editor’s choice for the best Taco.
  • Little Ollie’s won reader’s choice for the best Chinese food.
  • Abrusci’s won reader’s choice for best Gluten Free Menu.
  • Mici Handcrafted Italian won reader’s choice in three different categories:  Best Italian, Best Meatball, and Bargain Bite!

Congratulations to our awesome merchants and to Cherry Creek North, for having some of the most outstanding merchants in the city!

Cherry Creek North Announces 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale

The much-anticipated Cherry Creek Annual Sidewalk Sale is just around the corner. This year, the popular event will take place from Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22. While the hours may vary by store, the Sidewalk Sale Hours for the Cherry Creek North 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale are scheduled to take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Currently, Cherry Creek North has not released its full participant list and location map, but it promises to release the information soon on its website. With nearly 100 boutiques and businesses located in Cherry Creek North, the event is sure to be just as spectacular this year as it has been in previous years. The Cherry Creek North Annual Sidewalk Sale is known for the amazing sales and opportunities it provides to shoppers each year. In addition to being open and offering special deals during the Sidewalk Sale hours, many participating boutiques, shops and restaurants offer unique specials and opportunities that are only available during the weekend of the event.

For those who have not attended the Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale for a few years, the region has experienced some amazing changes over the past couple of years. Last year, the self-funded $18.5 million streetscape project entitled “The New North” was completed. The project’s grand opening event, which was attended by approximately 6,000 people, took place on June 25th of last year. Thanks to this extensive streetscape project, the area offers new landscaping, improving lighting and better signage. The area also experienced infrastructure upgrades and other improvements that help make the area easier to navigate and enjoy.

Last year, the Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale event participated in the popular Lemonade Day, during which young entrepreneurs line the streets with their lemonade stands. Whether or not the Sidewalk Sale will involve any additional partnerships this year remains to be seen.  Be sure to keep checking in with the Cherry Creek North website to learn more about participating stores, special events and special offers that will be available to those who participate in this year’s event.

Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival – 4th of July Weekend

This coming 4th of July weekend is the date for the celebration of the Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival.  The event is sponsored by the nonprofit organization and hosted by the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District and is an award winning annual event here in our prestigious Cherry Creek North neighborhood that will run for three consecutive days.

Guest attendance is expected to be 350,000 visitors or more and is called the nation’s #1 outdoor Arts Festival.  Over 232 of the nation’s finest visual artists will be featured and the event will host a broad range of entertainment on seven performance stages.  In all there will be over a thousand volunteers to help with the success of the event.  The overall economic impact of the event is $11 to $13 million annually.

The Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival is internationally recognized and has received over 100 Event Association and International Festivals awards for the best overall quality in marketing materials, promotional programs, content and programming.

For all those that wish to be a part of Colorado’s award winning cultural celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts, the event will be held this coming 4th of July weekend.

We invite you to visit for more information.

J.Gilbert Footwear Opens in Cherry Creek North

J.Gilbert Footwear has always been known for being ahead of the trends in fashion.  They are very pleased to announce, the grand opening of their fourth JGF store in Cherry Creek North.

Offering the most sought after European footwear featuring designers from around the world; Taryn Rose, Dana Davis, Audley, Robert Clergerie, Salpy, and many more.

J.Gilbert is very happy to introduce the Marchez Vous line from designer and actress, Yeardly Smith. JGF also carries an incredible selection of handcrafted western boot Classics from Lucchese.

Often known as the premier shopping destination, visit J.Gilbert today to search for totally unique, exceptional brand names in footwear, western boots, clothing and accessories.  You’ll find they carry many exclusive lines in their store that no one else offers.  They welcome you to stop by and visit their newest store in person or online!

J.Gilbert Footwear
3003 E. 3rd Ave
Denver, Co 80206

30th Anniversary Cherry Creek Sneak

Early registration opens for the Cherry Creek Sneak 2012.

Denver’s Cherry Creek Sneak celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year.  The Denver tradition event was founded in 1982 and enjoys participation of more than 10,000 runners a 5-mile, 3.1-mile (5k) and 1.5-mile sprint courses.  There’s even a ½-mile Kids’ Fun Run for kids ages 8 and under, and Diaper Dash for little ones in the Kids’ Fun Zone.

This year there is a new 10-mile Course to challenge the participants longer distance runners.

Afterward, enjoy the post-race block party with loads of free activities:

  • Free beer garden for participants age 21+
  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Diaper Dash
  • Costume contest in the beer garden
  • Samples from our exhibitors
  • Music
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • Sponsor and vendor booths
  • Kids’ stage
  • Giant slide

When: Sunday, April 29, 2012

Where: Cherry Creek North
Denver, Colorado

For more information visit:

Cherry Creek North Receives National Recognition For “The New North”

Cherry Creek North

October 18, 2011

Mike Blake, (303.606.7335)
Kristi Omdahl, (303.606.7336)
Jay Clark, (303.775.0417)

Cherry Creek North named recipient of 2011 Downtown Merit Award
International Downtown Association recognizes “The New North” streetscape project

DENVER – During its most recent annual conference in Charlotte, the International Downtown Association recognized the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District (BID) with a 2011 Downtown Merit Award for its recently completed $18.5M streetscape project, “The New North”.

The self-funded project was among 11 qualified entries in the category of Public Space. This category recognizes capital improvements that enhanced the urban design, physical function, or economic vitality of downtown and the community. “The New North” project was completed on time and under budget in 2011.

“The recently completed renovations have been warmly received by merchants, property owners and shoppers alike, and we are excited to receive a national honor like this from our peers that recognizes the great end results so many people worked so hard for,” said CCNBID President and CEO Julie Bender.

The BID commemorated the successful completion of the project on June 25, 2011, with a free grand opening celebration on the renovated Fillmore Plaza that more than 6,000 people attended. “The New North” project includes new landscaping to beautify the area and conserve water, new lighting for safety and energy conservation, better identity and wayfinding signage, 20 new Art and Garden spaces and upgraded infrastructure. It is the first major renovation to the area since 1989. The design and construction costs are paid for by the BID. No City funds were used for the project.

“The Cherry Creek North BID’s project received the IDA Merit Award for delivering excellence in downtown management”, said David Downey, IDA President and CEO. “Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry. “The New North” is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.”

About the CCNBID: The Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District (BID) was established in 1989 as the first business improvement district in Colorado. The District encompasses a sixteen block (27 acres) area, bounded by 1st and 3rd Avenues and University and Steele Streets. The BID is a governmental special district chartered by State Statute. The District provides essential services that support property owners, merchants, and other users of the District that would otherwise not be available. The BID is governed by a board of directors that is appointed by the Mayor of Denver, approved by the Denver City Council, and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council. Property taxes from the District property owners are the primary source of financial support. Based upon annual revenues, the Cherry Creek North BID is the second largest in Colorado.

About the IDA: The Washington, D.C. based International Downtown Association (IDA) is a champion for vital and livable urban centers and strives to inform, influence and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. With 550 members and thousands of friends, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities and regions.

Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District
299 Milwaukee Street, Ste 201, Denver, CO 80206 •

Impact Charity Fundraiser for Operation Smile

There will be an Impact Charity Fundraiser for Operation Smile, a medical charity dedicated to healing children’s smiles hosted at Pura Vida Fitness and Spa in Cherry Creek North.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Operation Smile is a medical charity that provides free surgery for children with cleft lip and palate. I’ve been involved with the organization for 7 years and have traveled to over 20 countries for various missions and education workshops. We work in 60 countries worldwide and have provided 150,000 surgeries for children since our beginning in 1982. We have a local board and if you’re ever interested in helping our efforts in a greater capacity, please reach out to me directly.

Before After

I hope you’ll consider participating in the Pura Vida Fundraiser. You can benefit yourself by getting a work out (!) and benefit a very worthwhile charity.

Pura Vida will be open to the public and guests will receive a free 7 day pass.

Recommended donation at the door for Operation Smile will be $20.00

February 13th from 12 – 4pm

Pura Vida Fitness and Spa
2955 E. 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-7872

For Questions Contact:
Sarah Fox, MPH
Development Officer, Major Gifts
Operation Smile International
Direct: 303.993.7598
Mobile: 757.401.0789