Stanley Marketplace, which will open its doors within the former Stanley Aviation headquarters at 2501 Dallas St. in Aurora later this year, announces the addition of new retailers Tootsies the Nail Shoppe, Kismet and wax. These businesses join the already announced Stanley Beer Hall by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, Endorphin and Kindness Yoga.
Comprised of more than 100,000 square feet on 22 acres, the reuse urban marketplace will be home to a spacious community park, indoor/outdoor event venue, office space and a wide array of dining, shopping and recreational options. Joining the ranks of well-known urban marketplaces across the U.S., including San Francisco’s Ferry Building, Seattle’s Melrose Market and New York’s Chelsea Market, Stanley will be home to both well-known and smaller, independent Colorado retailers.
With two locations in Denver’s Berkley and Washington Park neighborhoods, Tootsies the Nail Shoppe offers pedicures and manicures. Kismet, with three other Denver area locations, sells women’s clothing and accessories, as well as home decor. wax., which will open its second Front Range location within Stanley, offers comprehensive waxing services, brow and lash tinting and skincare for men and women. All businesses are independently owned.
Flightline Ventures, a Stapleton-based firm comprised of longtime neighborhood residents who saw a need for a community-based marketplace and sought to fulfill it, is behind the development of Stanley. Partners Mark Shaker, Lorin Ting and Megan Von Wald teamed with the City of Aurora to make the vision a reality. Aurora also recognized the need for a gathering place in the neighborhood, and made the group aware of the building, which had previously been vacant for several years. The marketplace will represent the first stage of redevelopment activity along Westerly Creek, part of Aurora’s long-term plan for urban revitalization.
“It’s just thrilling to watch the pieces of this project fall into place,” said Aurora City Manager Skip Noe. “The anticipation for the Stanley Marketplace continues to build in the community, and we are counting down to opening day.”
Information about additional tenants and programming will continue to be released in the coming months.
“We’re incredibly excited to announce these businesses as the most recent additions to the Stanley family,” Shaker said. “Based on our research, the community definitely sees a need for their services, and we’re happy to welcome them to Stanley.”