Written by Cara Chancellor, 303 Magazine
In early 2018, Warby Parker — an internationally known and vastly popular eyewear brand — opened its first Denver location at the Cherry Creek mall. Now, within the same year, it’s opened a second in LoDo on the Dairy Block. Warby Parker’s Dairy Block location faces Blake Street and is now open to the public. And in addition to providing the same eyewear that we’ve come to know and love, the space features a large piece by eccentric artist Andy Rementer.
Warby Parker was founded by four friends in 2010 with a simple mission — to cut out the middleman and sell high quality, beautifully designed eyeglasses at a reasonable price. The company began selling eyewear strictly online. In 2013 is began opening brick and mortar locations and since it has opened dozens of locations in the US and Canada. Denver has been on the company’s wish list, according to co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal, for quite some time. And his team has definitely acted on that wish list — Warby Parker now has three Colorado locations, one in Boulder and two in Denver.