Five Colorado pop-up shops we'd like to see

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Vintage Renewal
We love pop-up shops. Just as we love this weekend's Vintage Renewal Pop+Up Eco-Boutique, which opens tonight at Hinterland, we're also nuts about such past and coming temporary outlets as Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast, Yespleasemore and I ♥ Denver, and next weekend's Denver Handmade Alliance Pop-Up Shop at the Denver County Fair. And part of what's really great about the pop-up model is that the sky's the limit: The pop-up retailer can pop-up with whatever the heck they want, since it's temporary. Here are a few pop-ups we'd love to see pop open:

World's Wonder View Tower Curio Shop

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Our Journey
Genoa's famously weird emporium of arrowheads, old bottles, petrified wood and animal freaks on the Central Plains is surely worth a visit, if you've got the time to drive all the hell out there, but how cool would it be if amateur archaeologist Jerry Chubbuck, who owns the kooky museum in the middle of nowhere, would open an annex in town for at least one glorious weekend. Now, if only there was a way for him to also import the touted view of six states (as confirmed by Ripley's Believe It or Not), we'd be high as a kite (the Geological Survey also confirmed in 1934 that the tower was the highest point between New York City and Denver. Wonder if that could still be true).

Dumpsters of the Denver Country Club

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Even dumpster divers can choose to be choosey, and when that happens, the cloistered alleys of Denver Country Club are where they head, as it's generally known to be prime for picking -- if you can actually unlock the key to one of those back-alley pots-o-gold. So, why not just lay it all on the table, rich folks? Put up a tent, and let us all loose. It could be the yard sale of all yard sales, and that's the only thing that even comes close to dumpster diving for the thrill of the hunt.

If they don't come through, you can always do this:


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