Orangetheory Fitness and More Join Table Mesa Shopping Center

Orangetheory Fitness, Boulder Fitness Kickboxing, and Flatiron Natural Pet join the roster at Table Mesa Shopping Center 

Table Mesa Shopping Center has long housed local businesses that embody all that Boulder has to offer: holistic and local goods and services with a focus on the holistic, active lifestyle and beloved Boulder restaurants. We’ve been proud to offer spaces for local businesses that make Boulder truly special, and are excited to announce the addition of a few more to the roster. 

Orangetheory Fitness

Table Mesa Shopping Center will Boulder’s second Orangetheory Fitness location. The success of its first location at the TwentyNinth Street Mall led to demand for a second, this time in south Boulder. The luxury fitness franchise has gained a cult-following across the nation with their high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and classes. Backed by extensive research and exercise science, it’s no surprise that OrangeTheory keeps gym-goers (and, incidentally, shopping center visitors) coming back. And It’s no surprise that the wellness-driven residents of Boulder have demanded en masse that Orangetheory Fitness join the community. 

With retail shops like Runners Roost and Boulder Cycle Sport already found in the Table Mesa Shopping Center, Orangetheory is a natural fit for the center, and it hopes to bring a new wave of fitness enthusiasts to South Boulder. 

Boulder Fitness Kickboxing & Flatiron Natural Pet

Joining Orangetheory are Boulder Fitness Kickboxing and Flatiron Natural Pet. Flatiron Natural Pet is owned by South Boulder resident and pet supply industry veteran, Lleane Hughes, and will be offering an array of natural pet supplies. Finally, south Boulder will have its own pet supply store! Boulder Fitness Kickboxing will provide classes and workout sessions for everyone from beginners to intermediate kickboxers who want to break a sweat and have some fun. Give them a try; your first class is free!

Table Mesa and its many stores are bringing wellness to you, your friends, and your pets! 

 

Where to Book Your Company Holiday Party in Boulder

If you haven’t noticed already, the days are getting shorter and temperatures are dropping. In the blink of an eye, Halloween will be here, which unofficially kicks off the holiday season. If you’re panicking thinking about where to host the perfect employee holiday party, consider bringing your celebration to an event space in Boulder. 

The right space, staff, and setting will make your holiday party in Boulder a huge hit. Overwhelmed with where to start? We’ve scoped out 5 of the best party spaces in Boulder, Colorado for you. 

1. NiCHE Workspaces and Events 

New to the Boulder event space scene, NiCHE Workspaces doubles as one of Boulder’s locally owned coworking offices by day and trendy party venue by night. Now booking its brand new 2,000+ square foot event space at the Uptown Boulder location, NiCHE offers a spacious industrial style event space that has a bit of Boulder charm. Party guests can expect easy parking, a chic industrial vibe, and nearby local hotspots to grab a before- or after-drink! Even better– if you’re looking for an office space AND event space, NiCHE has it for you.! 

Inquire to find out about rates. Can fit up to 250 guests. 

3. The Studio

Another workspace/event venue hybrid, The Studio combines rustic charm with a luxury party experience. You’ve probably seen the quirky vintage bus that is often used as decor and lounging space at events at The Studio, along with their other extremely Instagrammable decor like neon signage and string lights. Perfect for crowds as little as 20 or as much as 200, The Studio offers a layout and space that can change to accommodate as intimate or as big as your party gets. 

The rate to rent the event space for parties begins at $2,600 for the 2,900 sq. feet space, comfortably fitting up to 200 people. 

3. Sanitas Brewing Company 

This Boulder beer favorite offers a taproom, brewpub, and of course, an event space so that you and your party are never more than an arm’s reach away from a good brew! From holiday parties, to birthdays, reunions, and showers, the brewery space at Sanitas offers a different experience from your usual banquet hall. Vats of beer tower over the space, and exposed brick and wood creates the feeling of a home away from home.

Renting a space at Sanitas Brewing Co. depends on the event that you want, how many people are coming, and time of year. The space can be as small or as big as you need. Quotes are given upon inquiry! 

4. Hotel Boulderado

For those living a little lux, Hotel Boulderado is a timeless and local staple. For starters, the team at HB has been around for more than 100 years servicing locals with impeccable hotel rooms and an even more impressive event space. Designated as a Historic Hotel of America, you’ll find a mix of old-time luxury, and modern decor and services that keep your party running smoothly. Plus, it is famously appointed for the holiday season. Our endorsement of the Boulderado is strong. WW Reynolds itself plans to host its holiday party this year at the Boulderado.

Rates are offered upon inquiry. With over 10,000 square feet of banquet space, Hotel Boulderado has rooms for parties as small as 50 and as big as 230. 

5. Rembrandt Yard 

Bringing beautiful events and even better service and support since 2004, Rembrandt Yard specializes in making every guest feel special. The backdrop of their event space is dictated by art installations commissioned from local artists. Just steps away from the Pearl Street Mall, Rembrandt Yard offers everything that makes Boulder special– including a priceless view of the Flatiron Mountains. Armed with a list of local vendors, Rembrandt will make sure that absolutely everything is in place for your celebration. 

Rates begin at $1,900 in the low season and $2,100 for the high season. These are dependent on whether your event will need more or less space. Lighting, alcohol, AV, and furniture is also available through the venue. 

Flatiron Natural Pet South Boulder

Flatiron Natural Pet Opens in South Boulder

To all the fine the residents of South Boulder: We are excited to share that, at long last, you will have your own pet supply store! For too long, the needs of your furry friends required a journey to central Boulder or out of town. 

No one is vexed by this more than South Boulder resident and pet supply industry veteran, Lleane Hughes. A Boulder native, Lleane grew up right in the Devil’s Thumb neighborhood and now lives with her family off Eldorado Springs Drive. Table Mesa Shopping Center has been her lifelong retail destination.

Lleane has long dreamed of opening a store in south Boulder and finally, having signed a lease at 648 S Broadway last month, she will soon be opening Flatiron Natural Pet. 

The former space of Tuesday Morning has been subdivided into a >3,000 SF space which will house the new Flatiron Natural Pet. Lleane hopes to combine her industry knowledge with her love of Boulder to serve South Boulder’s furry residents (and their parents). The store is currently under construction but set to open soon.

We are looking forward to the addition of a pet store at the Table Mesa Shopping Center. Welcome to South Boulder, Flatiron Natural Pet!

September in Boulder: Lots to Do

As August comes to a close, September⁠—glorious September⁠—is on our minds. It is arguably Colorado’s most special month. Cool in the morning, warm in the evening, and colorful. (September survival tip: layers. Begin the day with sweaters, end with short sleeves.)

Such a wonderful month is deserving of great events and traditions. As such, we want to suggest a few of our favorites as you fill up your month’s calendar.

Leaf Peeping

Late August to mid-September
Across the northern hemisphere, leaves change color in the fall. But in Colorado, that window takes place from late August to mid-September. And⁠—quick science lesson⁠—this schedule is on account of our latitude, not our weather. Color change is triggered by day length, not cold, so whether September is unusually warm or cool, the leaves will still change in those first two weeks.

Which means it is time to get out there and plan your peeping! You can enjoy the trees from the comfort of a local park, like Eben G. Fine, or by heading out for a day trip on Peak-to-Peak, which is agreeable by car, motorcycle, or bike! Better yet, plan a hike in Indian Peaks Wilderness Area or head for your favorite single track (we’ve said before, you’ll have to get in touch with us if you want to know our top secret spots for Boulder mountain biking).

Rocky Mountain Beer Festival

September 2
What we love about the RMBF, and what we will always love, is that it saved the storied Boulder Creek Festival, a notable part of Boulder’s heritage. In 1998, when the Boulder Creek Festival was ready to close its doors, Boulder Creek Events swooped in and saved the day with a reimagined approach. So not only can you enjoy lawn games, live music, and delicious local craft beer on the lawn right next to the Boulder Creek for as cheap as $15,  you can also drink up knowing that every sip supports the worthy cause of preserving part of Boulder’s Heritage.

Boulder Valley Wine Festival

September 7
If beer’s not your bag, don’t worry. Boulder has something for everyone. Head to the Boulder Valley Wine Festival where you will find wine from more than 20 Colorado wineries. Just $30 gets you a “bottomless tastes” glass. This year is only the second annual festival, but this new Boulder event is one of many wine festivals across Colorado which exhibit the increasingly sophisticated wines being produced on Colorado’s front range and western slope. Simply, wine tasting on a mild September day is happiness.

Oktoberfest

September 20-22
Yes, we keep talking about beer but it’s September, after all. What do we mean? Surely the beer enthusiasts already know, but for everyone else, Oktoberfest is actually celebrated at the end of September. Boulder, in all its beer acumen, throws a timely Oktoberfest in late September. Head right back downtown (where you were for the aforementioned RMBF), grab a stein, and try your hand at Hammerschlagen. Event info here.

Arts

Throughout September
Yes, beer and wine and getting outside are endlessly delightful, but do not neglect the many wonderful arts groups around Boulder (especially SCFD Tier II organizations). From unique events to art galleries to classical music to theater, there is always something new and different to check out. Boulder is teeming with talented artists of every kind who are worthy of our patronage.

Sunbeam Farm Dinner

September 14 & September 21
Finally, since September is one of the peak harvest months in Colorado (see above about the daylight), there are few things more sublime than a farm to table dinner. There are too many of them around the county to count and we recommend them all. If you are looking to stay close to Boulder, check out one of Sunbeam Farm’s September events featuring Culinary Jules. Bon appétit!

things to do in boulder

What Every Boulder Visitor Must Try

With over 300 days of sunshine, the Rocky Mountains within arm’s reach, the “Napa Valley of craft beer”, and a lively food and coffee scene… Boulder, Colorado is an American city staple. 1.8 million visitors come every year to the Boulder Mountain Parks, and even more flock to the diverse city core. So, what should visitors to Boulder do? How do you prioritize between outdoors, food, and nightlife? 

We asked our resident experts, brokers Drew Weiman, Nate Litsey, and Chad Henry, What are must see activities for out-of-town visitors?. They break it down for us: 

According to Drew Weiman 

Sanitas for Hiking

Mount Sanitas and Sanitas Valley Trail is a 3.2 mile loop that has a 1,281 foot ascent and panoramic views of the Greater Boulder area. Rated “intermediate/difficult”, Mount Sanitas has heavy traffic and and an easy-to-follow trail that allows off-leashed dogs. It’s accessible year round, so visitors can embark on the approximately 1 hour hike during all seasons and get the views from above in the winter, spring, summer, and fall! 

Dushanbe Tea House for Chai Tea

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains foothills and is considered to be a local delicacy for tea, food, and ambiance. It was built by hand without the use of modern power tools and was constructed in Tajikistan as a gift to their sister city, Boulder! According to Drew, Dushanbe has the best chai in town – and the spiciest! Pro tip: if you bring in your own mug, you get a discount on refills!   

According to Nate Litsey 

Full Cycle for Beer and Coffee

Head to Boulder’s #1 bike shop for elite and casual bikes, outdoors gear, repairs, and Nate’s favorite, beers and coffee. This local favorite spot has been a long time bike shop, and includes a cafe and bar with over 16 beers on top that rotate each week, local draft wine, and cold coffee brews. The food ranges from empanadas, to burritos, quiche and panini’s. Full Cycle has a bit of everything for everyone. 

Chautauqua for Hiking and Views

This vast, historic district is a must see and do in Boulder. Chautauqua (pronounced shuh-TAW-kwuh) has hiking from the trailhead right up to the Flatirons. Visitors can chat with the friendly helpers at the Ranger Cottage who can help pick out a suitable hike and provide literature on the flora and fauna that one will see. There’s also plenty of entertainment, with live music, picnic opportunities, and a self-guided history tour to keep everyone busy. 

According to Chad Henry

Pearl Street Mall for Shopping and People Watching

This Boulder classic is located in the heart of the city with plenty of pedestrian areas and even more shopping and food to choose from. Stretching between 11th Street to 15th Street, the pedestrian mall is picturesque during the day and turns into hot spot for live music, dancing, and good eats at night (especially during the summer)! 

Brasserie Ten Ten for Dining

Or “Ten Ten” as the locals like to call it, Brasserie is one of Boulder’s best and favorite restaurants and for good reason – it’s French cuisine is amplified by the welcoming ambiance and sunny patio. Catch lunch, brunch, dinner, or happy hour drinks there. 

Somewhere Undisclosed for Mountain Biking

Chad knows all the best places but they are top secret and “unpublishable”. You’ll have to give him a call if you want to know!