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

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

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

Society Colorado is moving into the three-story, 15,000-square-foot space that formerly housed gay bar The Wrangler (3090 N. Downing St.). According to Wednesday’s announcement, it will house three individual but free businesses in hopes of serving as a community hub.

From left to right: Colorado founder Iman Alia, Corey Jacobs and Crystal Wiggins.  A concept coming soon to Denver's Whittier neighborhood that houses three businesses -- Thrive (a restaurant), Vibe (a co-working space and live music venue) and Alive (a yoga studio and wellness store) -- under one roof.  (Provided by Society Colorado)
From left to right: Colorado founder Iman Alia, Corey Jacobs and Crystal Wiggins.

He is the first To flourish, a Boulder-based vegan restaurant that is opening a second location with additional amenities such as a cider and liquor facility. Then there it is Vibes, a coworking space by day that turns into a place for live music and entertainment at night. And finally it is Alivea wellness-focused space with yoga and massage studios.

The complex is the product of the partnership of locals Iman Alija, Crystal Wiggins and Corey Jacobs, who combine their experiences in the aforementioned industries and specialties under one roof.

“This concept is where all these solo things happen — like, if you’re just doing yoga, you can come and do yoga — but you can be introduced to all these other things, people, these networks that you might have been around,” she said. Aliyah to the Denver Post.

“We’re looking at a city that’s growing like crazy.” We are coming out of the pandemic. “We’re all kind of questioning ourselves,” Wiggins added. “What better way to introduce a concept that focuses on your mind, body and soul and connecting the community?”

Society Colorado is currently under construction and running a fundraising campaign to help reach the goal. The company is also now hiring for more than 60 positions in anticipation of a fall 2022 opening.

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Here’s a preview of what’s coming in each space.

To flourish

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

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

Vibes

During the day, Vibe will be a “collaborative hangout and workspace,” as Society Colorado’s founders describe it. At night, the space will transform based on the entertainment booked that night.

Wiggins, whose background is in the live music industry, plans to bring bands that travel nationally and internationally to the stage. But visitors can also expect to find dinner theater, burlesque, aerial shows and more on the calendar, plus beer, wine and cocktails to pair with them. (You can expect to see Alia’s performance collective, the Piroglyphs, there.)

It’s unclear what the capacity might be for this particular venue, but in total Society Colorado can fit more than 650 people, Jacobs said.

Alive

It is alive for those whose vibration is on the cold side. The space will have yoga and massage studios, and will offer classes such as dance, guided meditation, sound baths and other workshops. Alia, a certified herbalist, plans to sell a variety of alcohol-free “elixirs” and wellness products with fruits and vegetables from the salon and store, she said.

“Organic, biodynamic drinks are definitely going to be something we’re going to be highlighting in our space, and also with herbal elixirs in our drinks and cocktails,” she said.

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