Many of us think of LoDo as a destination for food, drink, and entertainment, but our diverse array of businesses and retailers makes our neighborhood a go-to for anything you might need. Looking for a special gift or fun conversation piece for your home? Then, Cooper + Dash, one of LoDo’s newest storefronts, is the place for you!
Cooper + Dash is a lifestyle specialty gift shop and gallery. One of their goals is to provide a mix of products that will be a true discovery to all our guests, including the unique, the unusual, the fun, home goods, gadgets, books, stationery, and jewelry, all of which represent today’s trends and culture. Their products are a mix of personality and maybe a little sense humor, too. The store merchandises its products by themes or “stories” to make it easy for guests to shop.
When you stop by the store at 1441 Wazee, you’ll be greeted by Brad Smithling, founder and owner of Cooper + Dash. Before opening the store, Brad had spent 3 decades working in the retail industry. He has done store operations, visual merchandising, human resources, purchasing, store design and new store openings. When Brad began his own entrepreneurial endeavor, he saw an opportunity in LoDo; with very few gift/home goods stores, Cooper + Dash would be a great addition. Brad also loved that LoDo was working to maintain its historic character. As Brad and Cooper + Dash make LoDo their home, Brad would like to see the neighborhood add to its wonderful hospitality industry with a vibrant retail market.
Although the store has only been open since May, they have already made a big impact in LoDo. With the holidays coming up before you know it, be sure to stop by Cooper + Dash to pick up something for that hard-to-shop-for friend, or just treat yourself. It’s also worth making a habit since the store’s back gallery usually changes out local artists every 6 to 8 weeks. Welcome, Cooper + Dash!