Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo closes downtown Denver store


Uniqlo is closing its only Colorado store five years after opening in Denver pavilions. (Photo by Lucy Peterson)

Uniqlo is closing its downtown Denver store, five years after making its debut with high hopes.

The Japanese clothing company says on its website that its location in the Denver pavilions at 500 16th St. Mall – its only store in the state and one of the mall’s anchor units – will close on August 15. The company did not respond to requests. for an additional comment.

Uniqlo has already closed five stores since January, in Massachusetts, New Jersey, California and New York. In addition to Denver, it will close stores in Boston and Chicago later this month, according to its website.

Uniqlo signed a 10-year lease for the two-story, 17,000-square-foot space, a source familiar with the deal told BusinessDen on Monday. The brand replaced Barnes & Noble, which had been a tenant since the Pavillons opened in 1998.

About 300 people lined up when the store opened in October 2016, according to Denver Post reports at the time.

“I suspect the sales will be very, very impressive. The product line and offerings span a wide range of men, women and children and may result in an even wider reception than H&M, ”Mark Sidell, president of Gart Properties, owner of Denver Pavilions, told the Post before Uniqlo opens.

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