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Backpack brand scores Kickstarter hat trick

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A backpack startup has now raised a total of $58,000 over three crowdfunding campaigns, using online fundraising platforms not just to get off the ground, but to fuel each big step in the business.

Topo’s map expands with San Francisco shop

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The Denver bag and apparel brand is opening its third store this year, stepping out of Colorado for the first time and into the busy San Fransisco market.

Bonnie Brae jewelry shop shutting down

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After more than a decade, a Bonnie Brae jewelry store is closing down, and its landlord is on the hunt for a new tenant for the space.

Cycling shop startup rolling into Arvada

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Two bike industry friends are hoping to fill a hole in the Arvada market left by another shop’s closure and will also provide some services on wheels of their own.

CVS jumps into Denver real estate market

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The pharmacy giant, which has stores in most states but none in Colorado, has purchased a 2-acre property along Hampden Avenue and may be gearing up to take on the Walgreens empire.

Pot shop owners seeing green on Black Friday

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Black Friday mania is spreading to local cannabis chains, with several retailers rolling out their own special discount deals hoping for a sizable bump in business.

Longtime music shop marching off Tennyson

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After more than 50 years in Berkeley, a music store is scaling down and hoping a move to Wheat Ridge will be more in tune with its business.

Outdoor shopping site scooped up by Utah firm

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A discount shopping and rebate website for outdoor gear has joined forces with a Utah-based company, paving its way into the outdoor industry.

Berkeley bookstore and bar adds B&B

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A book shop and wine bar has added a single room for rent to its Tennyson Street property to create some more space for visiting authors, part of a larger renovation.