• New Collective in Denver to Foster Creativity, Celebration & Connection

     
    POSTED August 3, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Renderings courtesy of Society
  • New Collective in Denver to Foster Creativity, Celebration & Connection

     
    POSTED August 3, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Renderings courtesy of Society
  • New Collective in Denver to Foster Creativity, Celebration & Connection

     
    POSTED August 3, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Renderings courtesy of Society
  • New Collective in Denver to Foster Creativity, Celebration & Connection

     
    POSTED August 3, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Renderings courtesy of Society

It’s a magazine editor’s dream to receive an email saying, “I have a great event space I wanted to get on your radar.” Sometimes, the statement leads to a ho-hum, not very interested reaction, but this one has me excited to see the results upon the expected fall opening of Society bordering the River North Art District (RiNo) in Denver. Formerly The Wrangler bar and nightclub, vacant since 2018, the three-story, 15,000-square-foot multipurpose collective at 3090 N. Downing St. will house three concepts: Thrive, Vibe, and Alive. 

Thrive

Society will be home to the second location of Boulder’s Thrive, featuring a dine-in restaurant, street-facing grab-and-go café, and on-site jun and cider brewery. Thrive focuses on plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free organic food. Jun, a fermented honey wine, will be brewed on-site by Ish Baker, founder of Ish’s Brew

Vibe

This collaborative social lounge and membership-based co-working space transforms into a music venue and event space with a high-fidelity sound system at night. Vibe will present a variety of happenings such as live music, dinner theater, rotating art galleries, pop-up markets, and performance art showcases such as burlesque and belly dancers. 

Alive

This tranquil wellness space is slated to feature a bodywork suite for massage therapists and body and energy workers to offer their services; a movement studio for classes such as yoga and dance, guided meditations, sound baths, and workshops; and an apothecary featuring handcrafted herbal products and a lounge space to indulge in house-made herbal elixirs and healthy beverages and snacks.

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The Society Mural Project has assembled more than 20 Denver artists to create art for Society’s interior and exterior, led by Ally Grimm (aka A.L. Grime), Society’s art curator.

Iman Alia, co-founder of Society with Corey Jacobs and Crystal Wiggins, says, “We are driven to offer more than just a physical space, but to fill it with purpose and inspiration for our community to flourish in. Keeping the synergy of the mind, body, and soul as a guiding principle, we are committed to creating an inclusive space that fosters creativity, celebration, and connection."

Gary Schirmacher is devoted to serving others and the industry he cherishes.

Gary Schirmacher, CMP, is one of only two people who have chaired the global foundations for both Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). It is fair to say he is one of the most connected individuals in the meetings and events industry, as no one gets elected to international roles such as these without excelling at building relationships, fundraising, and bringing expertise to the table.

 

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Southern Colorado Chapter provides several opportunities throughout the year for the hospitality community to get together outside of work. One of the latest gatherings was a meet-up at The Well in downtown Colorado Springs. socohsmai.org

 

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