More stores re-open at Colorado Mills

Coach, H&M, Skechers and Crazy 8 latest stores to get back to business after May 2017 hailstorm forced closures

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Posted 8/14/18

Coach, H&M, Skechers and Crazy 8 are the latest retailers to re-open at Colorado Mills. The returning stores opened Aug. 8, joining more than 140 outlet, value and full-line retailers now open at …

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More stores re-open at Colorado Mills

Coach, H&M, Skechers and Crazy 8 latest stores to get back to business after May 2017 hailstorm forced closures

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Coach, H&M, Skechers and Crazy 8 are the latest retailers to re-open at Colorado Mills.

The returning stores opened Aug. 8, joining more than 140 outlet, value and full-line retailers now open at the center, which was hit by a hailstorm in May 2017 that forced the mall’s closure for six months.

The center and about 100 of its retailers reopened in November 2017, during Thanksgiving week, and a steady stream of reopenings have happened in the last 9 months.

Several more retailers plan to re-open this fall, including Gap Factory, Banana Republic Factory, Forever 21 and the Nike Factory Store, according to a recent news release, and Los Chingones will offer a new dining option in the coming months.

The May 8, 2017, hailstorm ripped open roofs and flooded stores, leaving millions of dollars in damages and lost livelihoods in its wake and siphoning nearly $3 million in sales tax revenue from Lakewood city coffers.

The closure has cost the city about $300,000 to $350,000 a month in tax revenue, Larry Dorr, Lakewood’s finance director, said in a Colorado Community Media story from April. Taxes from mall sales contributed about 6 percent of Lakewood’s 2016 general fund, which pays for everything from police to community resources, Dorr said. In 2016, the mall generated about $7.12 million in sales taxes to the general fund.

Restoration work will continue through 2018, and shoppers will see an upgraded contemporary look that highlights several of the center’s features, according to the news release.

Colorado Mills is at 14500 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Learn more at www.coloradomills.com.

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