What happens when a company outgrows its trendy downtown office space in LoDo on Blake Street and faces a booming Denver real estate market? Unbridled Solutions LLC, an event management, production and creative agency headquartered in Denver and with offices in Boston, San Diego and Grand Rapids, bought the 16,000-squarefoot Grant Street Mansion in 2014 and relocated its growing family of businesses to the historic landmark in May 2016. The property has 36 rooms and 14 fireplaces and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

To oversee the task of preserving the his - torical integrity of the mansion and prepar - ing it for the current needs of its new occu - pants, President Stan Bullis worked with Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects. Every effort was made to retain the 1892 structure’s original feel and function and follow the high standards of craftsmanship. Once slated for demolition, the Capitol Hill office incorporates forward-thinking design and provides a flow of connectivity and collaboration for today’s smart creatives, next-generation entrepreneurs and socially minded millennials.

“We didn’t set out to buy a mansion, we just needed more space,” confirms Kendall Ruth, director of content and storytelling. “It has been a labor of love.”

All four floors are being used to accom - modate 66 staffers, including those from Unbridled Media, Unbridled Travel and UnbridledACTS, a nonprofit that receives 20 percent of annual profits from the fam - ily of companies. The 4,000-square-foot carriage house is occupied by Intentionally Gifted, an Unbridled company, and two other companies not affiliated with Unbridled. 

Recent Denver events caught our attention as they provide fun and tasty ways to bring local experiences to group gatherings, offering alternatives to popular wine, beer and spirit tastings.

Grand Coffee Bazaar
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The land that originally held a Colorado Springs dairy farm and gambling casino in the late 1800s was transformed into The Broadmoor, one of Colorado’s most iconic luxury resorts, with the vision and guidance of founder Spencer Penrose. The resort’s doors opened to the world on June 29, 1918, and the rest is history. 

 

One of the best and simplest ways to get a real taste of local without going to a bunch of work and expense is scheduling a meeting in tandem with a destination’s event calendar.