Landmark missing – Tattered Cover Cherry Creek

By | June 27, 2006

[sigh] I am going to miss the Cherry Creek Tattered Cover. I didn’t get to stop by very often, but it was a cherished landmark. And a true destination for the Cherry Creek area.  From

Her flagship Tattered Cover store has been a mainstay on East First Avenue in Cherry Creek for two decades. Meskis is moving operations about a mile north to the Lowenstein Theatre redevelopment project, where she will be joined this fall by independent record and music stores, an independent movie theater and two locally owned restaurants.”A move is always a risk, whether it’s down the street, around the block or a mile away,” Meskis said in an interview with Colorado Public Radio that aired this week. “It’s not difficult to get there, but it’s a risk, of course, and that is constantly on my mind.”

I have no doubt that the new Tattered Cover will survive and thrive. And I don’t doubt that it will help anchor a successful renovation of that portion of Colfax. The Tattered Cover here in Highlands Ranch has been a bedrock for our Town Center, and has made that shopping center a resounding success. But the loss of the Cherry Creek store is a downer.