Denver Makers to Open Brick-and-Mortar Shop
DENVER – Two of Denver’s homegrown makers, Craft Boner and Moore Collection, are teaming up to open their first brick-and-mortar store – Yes Please – with a grand opening celebration on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. in North Denver. The self-taught creatives will bring craftsmanship to the forefront in a 3,000-square-foot retail and production facility, located at 3851 Steele Street, Unit C, Denver, CO, 80205.
“Craft Boner and Moore Collection are very different brands, but for years we’ve shared the dream of opening a store that’s also a community space,” said Kiwi Schloffel, owner of Craft Boner. “Our vision is to showcase the real people and work behind our products with a retail space in front and a visible production area in back.”
Craft Boner, known for its hilariously poignant gifts and paper products, started its online business in 2012, inspired by the dilemma of purchasing a greeting card that honestly says what the giver means.
Moore Collection, owned by Tanner Barkin and Taylor Palmie, began in 2010 as a custom screen printing business in Barkin’s parents’ garage. Today, the duo designs and hand-prints its own t-shirts, each with a high level of quality. Quintessentially Colorado, popular styles include imagery of Aspens surrounding a campsite, as well as styles inscribed with “The Mountains Are Calling” and “Take Me To The Trees.”
Taylor Palmie, co-founder of Moore Collection, said, “Our goal at Moore Collection is to create something tangible, inspired by our own interests, that other people can enjoy. By juxtaposing our t-shirts with Craft Boner’s playful products, we’re confident that Yes Please will offer something for everyone, while supporting Colorado makers.”
Yes Please’s grand opening celebration will take place in-store on Friday, September 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring complimentary beverages, music and giveaways including Yes Please gift cards. Neighboring retailer, A Small Print Shop, will also join in on the festivities. Regular store hours will officially commence on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To commemorate the occasion, all customers throughout opening weekend will receive 20 percent off their purchases.