Payless Wine & Liquor's knowledgeable staff leads customers through a cache of fine wines, craft beers, and top-shelf spirits. Twenty-two coolers brim with domestic, craft, and imported brews, including a selection of homegrown drafts such as Billy’s Chilies's beer ($9.99 for a 6-pack) and Left Hand Brewing's milk stout ($9.99 for a six-pack), each touting more Coloradan flair than a mountain snowboarding down another mountain. A bottle of La Crema's chardonnay ($19.99) or Rodney Strong's Alexander Valley cabernet sauvignon ($20.99) breach the surface of the shop’s wine selection, with grape nectars cultivated, crushed, and bottled in both California and Colorado. A 750-millileter jug of Buffalo Trace Kentucky bourbon ($22.49) rouses the most reticent librarians to cheer and celebrate and 750 milliliters of Cupcake vodka ($17.99) calms them back down with its smooth-and-sweet finish.
For the last 10 years, The Colorado Running Company has wooed the local running community with its commitment to fitness, high-quality running gear, and friendly, attentive customer service. To find the best-fitting shoes for your leg stoppers, staff members will thoroughly examine your stride through video-recorded gait analysis, a technique recently recovered from the Russians. These expert shoe shamans will measure your foot snakes both sitting and standing to determine the most comfortable, supportive fit. Whether your arch is as lofty as a Gothic cathedral or as flat and glyph-covered as the Rosetta Stone, The Colorado Running Company has an impressive variety of famous footwear brands and orthotics from Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Saucony, La Sportiva, Inov-8, Sole Custom Footbeds, Superfeet, Newton Running, and more (starting at $90). For jealous legs, hips, and torsos, The Colorado Running Company also stocks an array of athletic apparel (starting at $30), including Skirt Sports running skirts and SUGOI tops.
Instructors work out of an outdoor shooting range, complete with various shooting distances, barriers, and a combination of steel and paper targets.
Depending on the class, Hunter Corp Training can supply rental firearms such as shotguns, handguns, and semi-automatic weapons.
Every instructor at Hunter Corp Training has served as a US military special operator—from the Recon Marines to the Army Special Forces. Backed by this experience, they train students during handgun and rifle classes for all skill levels.
Artful Adventures is a family-oriented public art studio in which aspiring artists can make a variety of creative crafts using only safe, non-toxic materials. On a rainy afternoon or sunny night, bring your entire clan to the studio for a cozy bout of pottery painting, first selecting a hue-ready ceramic piece to paint, then dressing the piece in a vibrant design using any blend of Artful Adventures’ 66 food-safe glaze colors, stencils, sponges, and stamps. After you've finished, one of Artful Adventures’ skilled staff members will place your piece in the finishing flames of the kiln. If you don't want to wait a week to receive your fired artifact, opt for a day of mosaic making, using glue and extreme creativity to transform loose tiles into inanimate animals, shapes, and images of filing cabinets. For gals and accessory-savvy guys seeking bonding activities, invite a whole group of pals to the studio for a Friday night of glass fusing and jewelry making.
Ceres' Kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free facility that specializes in hypoallergenic baked goods and prepared meals. One of the most popular items among the wide variety of dairy-free and gluten-less breads, bagels, and rolls ($3.50–$7) is Ceres' white sandwich bread ($5.50). The Ceres' Kitchen dessert department includes chocolate-chip cheesecake ($16) and two-layer chocolate cakes ($26) (special-order wedding cakes are also available). For families who can't stomach gluteny pizzas, Ceres' Kitchen builds take-and-bake pies. Classic pepperoni ($11) pleases all meat-and-cheese enthusiasts and most meat-and-potato types, too. A pre-baked blank pizza crust canvas ($4.50) can quickly go straight from the freezer to the toppings artist and then into the kiln.
The Colorado Dermatology Institute helps its patients become comfortable in their own skin with a variety of cosmetic-skincare, dermatologic, and surgical services. Microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels slough off dead skin cells, and Botox injections smooth wrinkles. Aside from aesthetic treatments, a team of dermatologists treats patients with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema. For those suffering from skin cancer, the institute's doctors can surgically remove squamous-cell carcinoma and basal-cell carcinoma.