Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store will open its first children’s store this summer at Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace, the company announced Wednesday.
The store joins a collection of food vendors and boutique shops at the Stanley, a former aviation building where Central Park (formerly Stapleton) and Aurora meet, at 2501 Dallas St. in Aurora.
“With this brand new concept at Stanley Marketplace, we look forward to welcoming the next generation of readers,” said Kwame Spearman, CEO of Tattered Cover, in a press statement. “Our dream is that every child in Colorado can have a memory of falling in love with a book or a type of a book or an author during their visit to Tattered Cover.”
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The 1,400-square-foot store adds to The Tattered Cover’s three other locations on East Colfax Avenue, in Lower Downtown’s Union Station and at Aspen Grove in Littleton. A fourth location is planned for McGregor Square, the multi-story entertainment development across the street from Coors Field. That store will take over for the chain’s longtime location in LoDo, which is now closed — although owners have not yet announced an opening date for the McGregor Square store.
The Stanley Marketplace children’s store will feature low shelving for short arms and a centerpiece mural against the back wall, according to a press statement. An artist for the mural has not yet been chosen.
“We are so excited to welcome Kwame and Tattered Cover to the Stanley Family,” said Mark Shaker, founder of the Stanley Marketplace, in the statement. “They embody everything that we believe in.”
Spearman helped purchase the business as part of the Bended Page investment group in December.
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