“I’ve been trying to get our local news outlets to do a story about all of the women-owned businesses that contribute immensely to making Broadway the fiercely unique and inclusive neighborhood it is, but since they didn’t jump at the chance, I figured I’d tell you myself! I am building this Hope Slinger’s Guide to make it easy to spend your money with intention. It shouldn’t be hard to find the women-owned businesses in a neighborhood, but right now, it is. That’s goIng to change. Stay tuned for more info about our Inclusive Business Directory!”

– Erika Righter, Owner of Hope Tank

“We are a team of early risers. We are driven by butter, sugar, and the magic that happens when those things combine. We value the process of making coffee and pastries freshly every morning. We embrace our place in the community and find value in creating a space that is warm, familiar, and welcoming. Happy to have you here. Hope you visit us in real life soon. Sugar Bake: made for you, by us. From scratch. Every day.”

Hope Tank sells gifts that give back. You can find everything from locally designed T Shirts, to jewelry, to baby gifts, and unicorn masks. Come in for the gifts, and leave with knowledge of our nonprofit partners, and hopefully inspired to get more deeply involved your community.

Sweet Action Ice Cream is made by hand with the finest ingredients. They start with fresh natural Colorado dairy, and then they work with local purveyors, farmers, and bakers to source Colorado’s best produce and products for our ice cream. It is their priority to run a sustainable business, and Sweet Action Ice Cream is entirely powered by wind. They use compostable and recyclable packaging in their ice cream shop.

Spawned from Denver’s first custom shop Twisted Sol, Sol Tribe is Denver’s Premier Body Modification Studio Offering Custom Tattooing, Cosmetic Tattooing, Professional Body Piercing, Dermal Anchoring, Branding and Scarification. Sol Tribe is a collective group of artists that strive to give the best possible service and products on the market.
Each season, we’re excited and exhilerated to bring you all the most current trends in fashion while keeping our items in an affordable price range for every Starlet to enjoy. When asked how founder, Kristi goes about choosing things for the store, she simply responds “I wouldn’t buy anything that I personally wouldn’t tuck away for myself in my own closet.”
Herban Underground is a Medical and Recreational dispensary that has windows to their Show Grow conveniently located in the heart of the Historic Baker District in Denver. The store and grow are discreetly positioned in the heart of Denver in the Fleming Bros Building. The basement of the historic, multi-use building located at 70 Broadway, is home to their unique subterranean oasis. The center offers plants grown in full-view of the retail area! The new owner and management invite you to come in and enjoy our newly redesigned store. They cater to a diverse clientele ranging from the creative counter-culture to business professionals, veterans, and senior citizens.
Fancy Tiger Crafts is a revolutionary shop in Denver, Colorado that specializes in craft supplies and classes for the modern crafter. Owners Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran’s vision is to inspire people to reach their crafting potential through modern and sustainable supplies and quality instruction. They believe that making things by hand makes people feel better and that if more people made things, the world would be a better place.
SEWN is a shop that houses Colorado artists who think handmade, are passionate about vintage, believe in creative reuse, and focus on one-of-a-kind items. SEWN is packed full of alluring handmade goods made by the designers who embody the creative spirit of the love of making.

The handmade clothing in SEWN is comfortable, modern, sustainable, purposefully made and can be combined in a uniquely individual way. The independent artists in SEWN who make handmade goods are carefully considered. They have over 25 local designers and handcrafters represented making SEWN a truly handmade experience.

Boss Vintage specializes in “Retail” and “Wholesale” Vintage clothing from the turn of the century to the 1970’s. They carry vintage denim as well as new denim.
They specialize in classes and private sessions to help you better listen to and trust your intuition. Chakra & Aura Balancing, Intuition Training, Meditation, Energy Work, Tarot Card Classes and More. Chakra & Aura Balancing, Chakra & Aura Balancing, Meditation & New Thought, Intro to Meditation & Energy Work, Drop-In Meditation Open to All Levels.

Intuition and Manifestation Training
Connect with your Intuition, Learn to Align Yourself with Heart Centered Goals, Intuitive & Energy Healing Masterclass, Special Workshops, Make Healing Salves for yourself or as Gifts, Tarot Card Courses, Taste of Tarot Card , Tarot Card In-Depth, Master the Suit and Court Card Interpretations, Private Psychic and Intuitive Readings, Private Psychic, Intuitive Readings and Energy Healing (By Phone or In-Person), and Property Clearings, Property Clearings for Home Owners and Real Estate Agents, Dating and Work-Life Balance Courses, Perfect Work=Happier Life, Are You Sick of Dating?

NOOCH Vegan Market is a specialty store located at Ellsworth & Broadway in Denver, Colorado, offering groceries, snacks, grab n go, books, body care, kitchenware, gifts, and accessories. They are 100% vegan and cruelty-free because they believe that animals have the right to be free from human use and see NOOCH as an extension of that ideology.
Remixed Gifts provides a contemporary twist on occasion-themed gift baskets, with a nod to various subcultures and the cassette tape era.

Based on the notion of a mix-tape, our “gift mixes” are pre-curated with the uniqueness of the recipient in mind – as well as your budget. You can also build your own gift mix; we have plenty of creative gift ideas and alternative products that you won’t find elsewhere.

“We have all had the perfect day… you wake up early to hit the gym, your hair hangs just right, and your favorite jeans fit like a dream.

But we have all been here too…. your alarm doesn’t go off, your coffee spills on your new white blouse, and your hair has an awesome cowlick….. quite frankly you are a hot mess.

Sometimes we have it rough. But our rough edges make us the people we are. The perfect pair of skinny jeans and the fat pant days are both part of being human.

Here at Haute Mess Beauty Bar we want you to be your full self. We offer an environment of support, beauty, and fun that is a good fit for all. If you are going to be a mess, you might as well be a haute one. “

“Every pet owner should be conscious of the choices we make for our pets and our local communities. We believe spending a little bit more on pet food now can lengthen a pet’s life and save money on expensive vet bills in the long run. That is why all of the dog and cat food we carry contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. We only stock foods made from human grade meat sources and all bones are from the United States or South America, with most of them coming locally.

Quality Paws was also at the forefront of environmental responsibility when we stopped using plastic bags well before people realized it was the right thing to do. We also recycle as much as possible and source our products from local suppliers when possible. All of our pet clothing, beds and leashes are made in the United States or Canada.

In addition to stocking everything you could need for your dog and cat, we also feature CBD for pets and their people. We source all of our Full Spectrum CBD from Colorado-based companies that grow their hemp in Colorado.

Quality Paws moved to the heart of Denver’s Broadway Corridor in 2008, where we have been heavily involved in the local community. We have lived in the community for 20 years and have been extremely supportive of local initiatives including the Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance (currently known the Feline Fix). That is why you might notice some friendly, yet feral, cats safely roaming around our store. Our store has helped rescue over 300 feral cats and we loan traps and offer education on proper Trap-Neuter-Return protocols. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about feral cat rescue!”

Rosehouse is a living botanica and apothecary that specializes in rare, unique and helpful plants.

They are a community owned brick and mortar shop in Denver, founded by herbalist Lynn Flanagan-Till in February 2017. The S. Broadway storefront is packed with a curated selection of living plants for both home and garden, cacti, succulents, airplants, herbs, tea, botanical curios, goods and gifts for the plant obsessed.

Rosehouse custom tea blends and plant based herbal products are all made by hand and on location. Their knowledgable staff of herbalists, horticulturalists and plant passionate folks offer expert advice, support, classes and consults at our storefront. They also offer professional installation of distinctive botanical interiorscapes for home or business, simple to eccentric custom garden design and short to longterm care and maintenance for all your plant needs.

Goldmine Vintage is Denver’s largest purveyor of vintage clothing and accessories. They are dedicated to providing you with the best possible selection from past decades as well as contemporary fashions. They travel across the U.S. hand selecting their inventory to give you the very best vintage. They also carry many independent artist lines, vintage LP’s and a large selection of affordable vintage and new costume items- great for parties and Holidays.
Although most of thier items are hand selected from across the States, they also buy clothing from the public. They are quicker and easier than consignment- they buy your items and pay you cash on the spot!
The YOGi Exchange is a unique retail/resale boutique that Athletic Fashion & accessories are bought and sold with local customers, industry wholesalers and local yoga studios.

THEY buy new & gently worn top brand athletic wear and accessories with a focus on the workout industry (from studio to street) for both women and men, giving you the option to take 30% (in the form of a check) or 40% (in-store credit).

Spur Coffee is the pet project of Tandi, Marcel, and Tyler Venter. The Denver family — originally from Johannesburg, South Africa — already operates a Spur in historic downtown Littleton.
The Baker Spur is a bright and modern cafe, serving a full espresso bar, teas, matcha, and a signature red rooibos latte (the Afrikaans term means “red bush”). Marcel Venter has a branding and design business that spawned its own retail coffee shop “customer” in Littleton back in 2012. His wife Tandi cooks and bakes: The new shop features a kitchen and will offer sandwiches, salads, and pastries, including gluten-free cakes and vegan options. Their son Tyler does the coffee roasting and helps manage the business.
Nestled in the historic Baker district, on the NW corner of 1st and Lincoln, this great space is a true reflection of owners Jesi and Jacqui’s trend-setting style; a welcoming and hip environment that inspires and caters to upscale and everyday clientele. The spacious salon has a modern, rustic and industrial design that is distinctly unique. While the look of the salon sets the tone for a high-end experience, it is the friendly, personal service and highly talented styling team that makes Sway Salon one of a kind. Jesi and Jacqui followed through with their vision to create a genuine environment where stylists as well as clients can grow, learn and share with one another. The sense of community, outstanding network of people and amazing energy they have provided has proven to be a huge success.
Salon Velluto was founded by Rachel Fannon and Eric Hill. After attending Paul Mitchell in Fort Myers together they quickly found themselves with the same dream of creating a space that would remind them of their family and community values. Together they vowed to create an environment that would be welcoming to everyone. Since then they have turned that dream into a reality and Salon Velluto was born!

Adorn is a premier Denver salon and spa, offering cutting edge hair, skin, nail & wellness services to keep you looking and feeling beautiful! Here at Adorn, we are dedicated to service and value. All of our licensed specialists sincerely enjoy what we do and it is reflective on the smiles and repeat business of our clients. We promise individual attention and great value for all of our customers.

Awakening is a femme-centric (but not femme-only) sex boutique. It was founded with the mission to create a safe, inclusive, fun, and community-driven space for people to learn about and explore their sexuality. All are welcome regardless of gender, sexuality, race, class, etc. Awakening is Denver’s only independent and woman-owned adult novelty store. In addition to sexual health and pleasure products, Awakening also stocks handmade lingerie, art, select apparel, and home goods. Awakening will be hosting educational speakers and workshops, and is available for bachelorette and birthday party pop-ups.

Heather and Adam Leech have a combined 40 years experience buying, selling and compulsively hoarding rare records, vintage clothing, and rare pop culture memorabilia. It’s just what they do!

Whether you are buying or selling, drop by or give them a call and talk to them sometime. You will see. Knowledgeable. Friendly. Reputable. Trustworthy. Dorky. They are really good at what they do, and they love doing it!