Comfort Suites Denver Southwest
7260 W. Jefferson
Lakewood, CO 80235
Phone: (303) 988-8600
Fax: (303) 988-1804
Since 1954, this trout-catching shop has been the dean of fly fishing expertise for Colorado. Its staff has over 300 years of combined fly fishing experience with insiders' knowledge on what flys to use on what river and at what time. The proverbial Larry the Lunker hates these guys. It also offers one-day classes teaching the basics of both fly fishing and fly tying. The shop carries a huge selection of rods and reels, fly boxes and glasses.
The Lakewood Zinga Frozen Yogurt is one of only three locations in the Denver area, and the one in the best location. Found right in the middle of the Belmar shopping and entertainment plaza, Zinga is the perfect place to stop in for a quick, healthy snack while wandering the area. With it's menu of 50 different frozen yogurt flavors, categorized by no fat, low-fat, reduced fat, no sugar, and sorbets, there is plenty to choose from. Having said that, no matter what mood you are in, you are sure to find something you like! Grab a frozen yogurt at Zinga to add some zing to your shopping trip!
This family owned shop is a must stop for anyone in search of a unique gift, or looking to add a southwest touch to the home. Outside Old Santa Fe Pottery, are rows upon rows of red clay pottery as well as glazed pottery of every size and shape. There are chimeneas, sun faces, and decorative Acatlan animals. Fountains and bird baths fit perfectly in the quaint courtyard. Inside you will find rustic pine, oak, and Equipole furniture, wall art, lamps, dinnerware, rugs and much more.
The sport of fishing is renowned for its patience and passion: two attributes Rick's Rods has transferred from the stream to its workshop. This fishing shop custom builds bamboo, fiberglass and graphite rods. It is also the exclusive source for authentic "made in Denver" Phillipson rods. If you have an old rod that needs a bit of repair, the shop's craftsmen specialize in complete restoration of bamboo rods by replacing broken sections, dressing cork grips and re-wrapping guides. It also buys, sells and trades vintage collectible fishing tackle.
This stretch along South Broadway has been Denver's antique center since the 1970s. Building on a rich commercial history, when boarding houses, shops, and stables sprang up around the cable car route that led to attractions down south, Antique Row contains more than 100 antique stores with more than 400 independent dealers, who often work in cooperatives. A visit here will take you on a trip down memory lane from all the incredible memorabilia and eclectic merchandise.
Browse through an impressive collection of odd items that are a dream-come-true for collectors. From old train lanterns, cast iron toys, bone-saws, weapons, postcards, antique papers, poison bottles, medical equipment, cameras, pendants and musical instruments. One visit is certainly not enough to experience the beauty of this shop. The store timings are flexible, depending solely on the mood of the owner.
Campus Cycles center is a rare find in the often pretentious world of bike shops. The friendly staff and service department, with more than 50 years of bike industry experience, welcomes everyone regardless of knowledge or skill level. After years of operating out of a cramped space the owners moved the shop 10 blocks down the road to a larger building. Hence, Denver's best bike shop became better. Check out the latest mountain and road bikes from Giant, Gary Fisher, GT and Lemond, as well as the latest fashions from Pearl Izumi and Fox.
For musicians interested in folk, bluegrass, or all manner of acoustic music, this music house is a must visit. The center carries guitars, banjos, mandolins, autoharps, harmonicas, and even rare and unusual items like a 1920 Gibson six-string banjo. One can also strum through a healthy selection of CDs and tapes. The selection features many hard-to-find folk, Celtic and bluegrass titles. This shop also lays claim to having the largest assortment of picks in Denver.
The Empty Bottle, located at the far end of the Old South Pearl shopping district, is one of Denver's premiere wine and spirits stores. At about the size of a corner liquor store, The Empty Bottle might not seem to have a fantastic selection at first glance, but step inside and you'll discover that what they do have is top of the line, with more available upon request. The store is set up like an old wine cellar and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. While you won't find cheap bottles here, for the quality the stock is quite reasonably priced. Wine tastings can be arranged for groups, and members of the Wine Club enjoy inexpensive specialty bottles delivered to their door once a month. The Empty Bottle is certainly full of possibilities! -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
This is not your usual garage-sale antique shop. Instead you will find highbrow antiques from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. While wandering its interior, one half expects to overhear people discussing the latest news on those Lewis and Clark fellows! Portuguese doors, hopelessly ornate French chandeliers, Gothic and wrought iron sconces, decanters and even period fireplaces are just some of the many international pieces available. The shop is constantly updating the stock and even features occasional exhibits.
Breeze Ski Rental is an amazing store especially catering to ski and outdoor gear. The equipment are also available on rent.
The Ruffly Rose, located in the trendy South Pearl shopping district, is a combination flower and wedding/birthday/etc. shop with a distinctly feminine flair. While most of the clients will be the bridal crowd, the Ruffly Rose is also a great place to shop for anniversary gifts, birthday supplies, and baby showers. The flower selection is fantastic, with everything grown in the indoor atrium or the outdoor garden which is visible from the street, and the gift selection, ranging from cards to decorations and flatware, are feminine and romantic in an old-fashioned way. The Ruffly Rose also hosts bridal showers, decorates weddings and receptions, and more upon request. For the more girly people in your life, this is the place to shop! - Sabrina Zirakzadeh