Tattered Cover is moving from its downtown location to another downtown location

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Denver's Tattered Cover.

Denver's Tattered Cover.

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Tattered Cover Book Store announced Monday it will move from its iconic LoDo storefront to the development under construction across from Coors Field. The book store wants to open its new location in early 2021.

Tattered Cover’s co-owner and CEO Len Vlahos said in a release on Monday he’s excited for the opportunity to be a part of McGregor Square, which is bound by 20th, Wazee, 19th and Wynkoop streets. The 655,000-square-foot structure will include residential and commercial space.

“The McGregor Square development will be a boon to the ballpark and LoDo neighborhoods, and given the strong local flavor of the project, it’s a great fit for Tattered Cover,” Vlahos said in the release. “This move, when combined with our existing satellite store in Union Station, will ensure we continue to have a significant presence downtown for many years to come.”

Dick Monfort, chairman/CEO of the McGregor Square development group and owner, chairman and CEO of the Colorado Rockies, called the move “nothing less than perfect timing.” He called Tattered Cover “quintessentially Denver for 50 years.”

The book store will be located on the first two levels of the new building. It will include a grand staircase meant to conjure images of the original LoDo store and its former site in Cherry Creek.

Tattered Cover opened its LoDo location on the corner of 16th and Wynkoop street in 1994, according to the release. The book store was among the storefronts that helped revitalize the neighborhood.

The book store has currently closed its locations due to the coronavirus pandemic but is still taking orders online. It has four locations, including three in Denver.

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