Society Colorado brings yoga, live music, cider and more to Denver

A new concept debuting this year in Denver doesn’t claim to be everything for everyone. But if you like yoga, live music, raw and vegan food, dinner theater, locally made ferments, or holistic wellness, you’ll likely find something to suit your taste here.

Society Colorado is moving into a three-story, 15,000-square-foot space that once housed gay bar The Wrangler (3090 N. Downing St.). According to an announcement on Wednesday, it will house three individual but complementary businesses with the hope of being a community center.

Left to right: Society Colorado founder Iman Alia, Corey Jacobs and Crystal Wiggins.

The first is Blossom, a Boulder-based vegan restaurant that is opening a second location with additional amenities like an on-site cider and jun-making facility. So there is Vibe, a coworking space by day that transforms into a live music and entertainment venue by night. And finally it is Livinga wellness-focused space with yoga and massage studios.

The resort is the product of a partnership between locals Iman Alia, Crystal Wiggins, and Corey Jacobs, who bring their experiences in the aforementioned industries and specialties under one roof.

“This concept is a place where it happens all of these solo things – like if you just do yoga, you can come and do yoga – but you can be introduced to all these other things, people, these networks that you maybe were around,” Alia told the Denver Post.

“We are watching a city that is growing like crazy. We are coming out of a pandemic. We are all finding each other, ”added Wiggins. “What better way to introduce a concept focused on your mind, body and soul, and connect the community?”

The Colorado company is currently under construction and running a crowdfunding campaign to help reach the finish line. The company is also recruiting for more than 60 positions in anticipation of an opening in the fall of 2022.

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Here’s a preview of what’s to come in each space.

  • Society Colorado will be Thrive's second...

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    Society Colorado will be Thrive’s second location where it will expand to include a full-service restaurant.

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    Left to right: Thrive’s Lavender Lacuma, Green Gaia and Natural High Smoothies, coming soon to Society at Colorado in Denver.

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    Thrive’s nori wrap, coming soon to Society Colorado in Denver.

Blossom

In Boulder, Thrive sells vegetarian and vegan options such as take-out smoothies, salads and wraps, as well as coffee and other snacks. In addition to a take-out counter, the Denver location will expand to a full-service restaurant with small plates that founder Jacobs likens to “food alchemy.” Take, for example, an item he calls the dinosaur egg, a fried avocado filled with coconut cream and turmeric to resemble the yolk.

Jacobs works with Ish Baker of Ish’s Brew to make and serve cider and jun, a fermented honey drink, on site.

  • Vibe at Society Colorado will be...

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    Vibe at Society Colorado will be a coworking space by night, an entertainment venue by night, with a variety of acts ranging from bands to burlesque.

  • Vibe at Society Colorado will be a coworking space by...

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    Vibe at Society Colorado will be a coworking space by night, an entertainment venue by night, with a variety of acts ranging from bands to burlesque.

Vibe

During the day, Vibe will be a “collaborative social lounge and coworking space,” as the founders of Society Colorado describe it. At night, the space will transform depending on the entertainment booked that night.

Wiggins, whose background is in the live music industry, plans to bring national and international touring bands to the stage. But visitors can also expect to find dinner theaters, burlesque, aerial acts and more on the schedule, along with beer, wine and cocktails to go with them. (You can expect to see Alia’s performance collective, Pyroglyphics, there.)

It’s unclear what the capacity of the particular venue may be, but Society Colorado’s total can accommodate more than 650 people, Jacobs said.

  • Alive at Society Colorado will feature...

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    Alive at Society Colorado will offer a yoga and massage studio and host dance classes, guided meditation and more.

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    The Nightcap Nectar alcohol-free cocktail from the upcoming Alive at Society Colorado, with cocoa, pumpkin seeds, maca, ho shou wu, coconut oil, schisandra and cayenne.

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    The Bliss Activator alcohol-free cocktail from the upcoming Alive at Society Colorado in Denver, featuring pineapple, mint, rose, bacopa, mucuna pruriens, chestnut and water violet.

Living

Alive is for those with a pretty cool vibe. The space will include yoga and massage studios and offer classes such as dance, guided meditation, sound baths and other workshops. Alia, a certified herbalist, plans to sell a variety of “elixirs” and non-alcoholic wellness products, packaged in fruits and vegetables, in the salon and shop, she said.

“Organic and biodynamic beverages are definitely going to be something we light up in our space and also with elixirs with plant-based blends in our drinks and cocktails,” she said.

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