This sought-after neighborhood south of Denver is unique in many ways, one of which is no commercial establishments are allowed in Cherry Hills Village. Except for a small commercial strip on the northwest corner of the community housing Caribou Coffee, Pino’s Place, One2One Studio Salon, Cherry Hills Sushi Co. and South Philly Cheese Steaks, Cherry Hills Village is zoned residential only. Aside from areas designated as open space, parks and recreation, and historic districts, country clubs, private sports/social clubs and churches are the only non-residential buildings allowed in the community.
As a result, the price one pays for living in the this idyllic country-like setting is that it usually requires a car ride to get to area shops and boutiques. However, the trip will be worth it when you discover these gems on the south end of town. Regardless of your income, everyone loves a good deal as well as quality items, all of which you’ll appreciate when visiting these stores.
Under the same ownership as TJ Maxx, Sierra Trading Post has an array of discounted brand-name outdoor apparel and equipment. You’ll find a great selection of camping gear, running shoes and other footwear, all kinds of sportswear, dog supplies and travel accessories. This is a light, airy and inviting space that features a wonderful fireplace in the back of the store. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at TJ Maxx, Sierra Trading Post will most likely have it! Located in the Cherry Hills Marketplace at Orchard and University.
Patina Antiques and Home, 5989 S. University Blvd.
Looking for a unique gift? Trying to find that ‘something special’ for your home? Check out this cozy space in the Cherry Crest Shoppette. Offering many one-of-kind pieces with a bow to French Country style, Patina has an assortment of uncommon goods. Lovely hand-painted furniture, mirrors, distressed tables and cabinets, antique dishes and mirrors, and distinctive accessories are only a few of the items you’ll find. This is also an exceptional store to find last minute gifts and party favors. Located on the west of University, just south of Orchard Ave.
Warning! This place is always busy, especially during the holidays and on weekends. Don’t be in a hurry to get out of the store as you’re likely to stand in line for awhile. Whether you’re looking for great deals of women’s clothing, purses, kitchenware or rugs, it’s likely TJ Maxx will have what you’re looking for. The selection is amazing as are the prices. No doubt you’ll leave with more merchandise than you planned on buying. Located in the Cherry Hills Marketplace at Orchard and University.
Redirecting your shopping to the north section of Cherry Hills, is this second hand store which is the ‘real deal.’ Joy’s Consigned Furnishings has been around since 2002 and features a 10,000 square foot, uncluttered showroom. All the goods in this store are high quality, in excellent condition and typically sell for at least half of retail price. Some of the gems you’ll find in this treasure trove include beautiful upholstered chairs, oversized sofas and sectionals, bar stools, patio furniture and great deals on artwork, just to name just a few. Price drops occur at regular intervals so don’t wait too long to stake your claim. Located in the Happy Canyon Shopping Center.
If you’re looking for exceptional customer service, lots of choices, and best of all, a convenient post office, this is the spot. Yes, there is hardware but also so much more in this family-operated business. Paint, lawn care products, bug spray, home decorations, you name it, Ace is likely to carry it. You can also recycle your CFL bulbs, cell phones, rechargeable batteries ad mercury thermostats, all free of charge. Best of all, the fresh popcorn in the back is the bomb. Avoid the long lines at conventional USPS locations by visiting the mini-post office on the premises. The people behind the counter are always friendly and happy to see you. Located in the Cherry Hills Marketplace at Orchard and University.