Society Colorado will open at 3090 N. Downing St. Denver, CO, 80205 in October 2022, according to a press release provided to What Now Denver. The three-story, 15,000-square-foot building, which was formerly The Wrangler bar and nightclub, has been vacant since 2018.
The incoming collective created by Corey Jacobs, Iman Haidar, and Crystal Wiggins — each of whom has a background in a key element included in the project — is prepared to offer three cathartic concepts: Thrive, Vibe, and Alive.
Thrive will be led by Corey Jacobs who has a passion for nutrition — specifically, “raw, organic, plant-based cuisine.” Jacobs founded the organic, health-focused eatery Thrive in 2015. Three years later, the establishment was named one of Colorado’s top 10 restaurants by National Elite. Thrive at Society will offer “plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free, organic food at the restaurant and grab & go cafe.” The cafe’s menu will provide an array of “sandwiches, salads, coffee, smoothies, ice cream… and pastries.” What’s more, fermented honey wine — known as jun — will be brewed on-site “by leading alchemist Ish Baker, founder of Ish’s Brew.”
Vibe, in the day, will be a place for working, lounging, collaborating, and creating. At night, however, Vibe will transform into a “music venue and event space, which will feature a variety of unique and intimate experiences such as live music, dinner theater experiences, rotating art galleries, pop-up markets, and performance art showcases.”
Alive will be a wellness haven promoting tranquility and healing “with an array of holistic offerings” ranging from massage therapy to guided meditation, yoga to sound baths. Handfuls of workshops will also take place in the serene space while an “apothecary will offer various hand-crafted herbalism products, alongside a relaxing lounge space to enjoy housemade herbal elixirs from trained herbalists, health beverages, and snacks.”
Hard at work, the Society founders are looking to hire 60+ employees, have launched an Indiegogo campaign to bring the concept to life, and are gathering “20 Denver artists to create art for Society’s interior and exterior, led by Society’s Art Curator, Ally Grimm (aka A.L. Grime).”