The coverings, some of which were installed prior to Monday, were up ahead of an expected fifth evening of Denver protests over the death of George Floyd.
The company operated pop-up shops before landing what it thought was a permanent location in January.
Co-founder: “We had a grand opening event that was scheduled for 300-plus people. People always say the timing couldn’t have been worse, but actually it could have been.”
“I’ve been a dog lover my whole life and didn’t realize this was such a problem,” said Michael Bevis, who has sold 2,500 KoolSkinz since 2018.
It’s the neighborhood’s second major grocery store.
The store itself was never built.
Mike Mojica quit his job as an aerospace engineer three years ago to focus on Outdoor Element.
The bookseller has been at the corner of Wynkoop and 16th streets since 1994.
“We went from illegal to essential, and that’s a pretty incredible jump,” said Tim Cullen, CEO of Colorado Harvest Co.
Work is underway on an 18-story project that will incorporate both hotels and office space.