Dairy Block Welcomes Two New Retailers

SwitchWood Dairy Block Alley. Photo credit: Dairy Block.

SwitchWood and Love Weld are the latest retailers to join LoDo’s Dairy Block.

SwitchWood was founded in 2014 by Denver artist and designer Drew Storm Graham. Combining Graham’s passion for woodworking & fine art, SwitchWood incorporates unique materials into wearable accessories, including sunglasses, interchangeable wooden bowties, watches, cuff links, flasks, wine stoppers and more. SwitchWood’s first retail location is located in Dairy Block’s activated Alley and opens daily at 11 a.m.

“I’m really excited to partner with Dairy Block for our first storefront. It’s just a great space with a lot of good energy,” said Graham. “I love that our store is surrounded by all the things I love – art, whiskey and wine. I take an artistic approach to all of my products and even make our barware from whiskey and wine barrels, so it feels very synergistic to me.”

Love Weld offers classic & elegant permanent jewelry pieces in a setting that creates a lasting wearable memory, including custom bracelets, necklaces, anklets and rings in solid 14k yellow or white gold. Founded in 2020, Love Weld was the first permanent jewelry in the U.S.

Love Weld is located inside FREE MARKET and offers both appointments and walk-ins. FREE MARKET is an ever-evolving collective that markets curated products, services and experiences by combining incubator strategy with artistic understanding and infrastructure strength.

Developed by McWHINNEY, Sage Hospitality and Grand American, Inc., Dairy Block is a mixed-use redevelopment of the historic LoDo block that once housed Denver’s Windsor Dairy. Dairy Block is a vibrant downtown Denver destination for shopping, drinking, dining and overnight stays at The Maven Hotel.

According to CBRE’s Q1 report for Metro Denver retail, direct vacancy declined 20 basis points (bps) quarter-over-quarter to 6.1%, while availability dropped 90 bps to 6.1%. The average asking lease rate saw a moderate 1.5% decrease quarter-over-quarter to $19.79 per sq. ft. NNN and a 2.1% decrease year-over-year.

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