This summer we will be moving into our new home in the RiNo neighborhood of Downtown Denver. The new Jiberish retail presence will be unlike anything we have ever done before and we are really excited for everyone to see what we have been working on. As the opening date nears you can expect some announcements and parties to commemorate this monumental step in our history.
And as excited as we are for a larger, modern and brand-appropriate flagship space we'd be lying if we weren't sad about leaving our first real home on Platte Street. The Jiberish LoHi Boutique has been a cultural hub in Denver since the doors opened in late 2009. It was the first place that allowed us to connect with our customers in person and a community of creatives grew around the local scene fostered down there. The space has been the host of gallery shows by what were once "up and coming artists" that are now Internationally recognized talents. Live music performances by underground MCs and DJ that are now some of biggest names in the business took place in the tiny 540sf retail space. Friendships were formed and ideas were born. We've thrown countless parties there while pissing off our landlords and facing numerous evictions over those years. Some neighbors loved us and others hated us, but all of them knew us.
We built LoHi with the help of our friend Andrew Witmer and around $8,000. All of us were trying to figure out what we were doing as we were doing it. Sure the lines weren't perfect inside, it had worn down and there were more than a few "repairs" that needed to be made, but it was home for us. It had character...the kind of character you only get from experiencing everything that transpired in that space over the last 6 years. Cracks, paint chips, dents, blown out speakers, beer stains, and the smell of weed were the mark of a place that was broken in properly. LoHi had that in spades.
So when we open the new space with its tall ceilings, high end finishes and fine detail work it will be important for all of us to make sure we pay respect to the original spot where this brand was born.
Thanks to everyone that every stopped by over the years.