Boulder's oldest liquor store will close in late January. Lucas High/BizWest.

Boulder’s Liquor Mart to shutter in January 

BOULDER — A year after its property was bought by developers and more than five decades after its doors first opened, Boulder’s Liquor Mart will sell its last six-pack in late January 2020.

Liquor Mart, which will be redeveloped into apartments, announced its closure plans this week with a full-page advertisement in the Boulder Daily Camera. 

Liquor Mart announced its closure in an advertisement in the Boulder Daily Camera. Lucas High/BizWest.

“After 53 years of serving Boulder we have decided it is time to close our store,” the ad, posted on a wall in front of the store Thursday morning, said. “Liquor Mart will be closing in late January 2020.”

A Liquor Mart employee told BizWest the store has not determined a specific date to close its doors for good. Final closure will depend on how quickly the store can sell its remaining inventory. 

Core Spaces LLC, a Chicago-based real estate developer that last year bought the 1.7-acre parcel from W.W. Reynolds Cos. for $16.6 million, has submitted plans for 147 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retail space on the Liquor Mart site at 1750 15th St., as well as on the adjacent former Robb’s Music site at 1580 Canyon Blvd.

The redevelopment project is still making its way through Boulder’s site plan review and approval process. 

“Once approved and entitled through the site plan review process, it is the intent of the ownership to move immediately into technical documents development and re-platting of the property,” according to planning documents submitted to the city. “This then would be followed by permit drawings and again, upon approval, construction of the project.”

Developer Core Spaces is planning to build 147 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retails space in Boulder. Courtesy Boulder planning documents.

As of now, the project plan calls for a four-level, “piano-shaped building” with two interior courtyards and roof with terraces and a pool.

Retail storefronts will line the ground floor along Canyon Boulevard.

The residential portion of the development is planned to include micro-studio, studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments that range in size from 300 square feet to 1,200 square feet. No on-site affordable housing is currently included in the plan.

BOULDER — A year after its property was bought by developers and more than five decades after its doors first opened, Boulder’s Liquor Mart will sell its last six-pack in late January 2020.

Liquor Mart, which will be redeveloped into apartments, announced its closure plans this week with a full-page advertisement in the Boulder Daily Camera. 

Liquor Mart announced its closure in an advertisement in the Boulder Daily Camera. Lucas High/BizWest.

“After 53 years of serving Boulder we have decided it is time to close our store,” the ad, posted on a wall in front of the store Thursday morning, said. “Liquor Mart will be closing in late January 2020.”

A Liquor Mart employee told BizWest the store has not determined a specific date to close its doors for good. Final closure will depend on how quickly the store can sell its remaining inventory. 

Core Spaces LLC, a Chicago-based real estate developer that last year bought the 1.7-acre parcel from W.W. Reynolds Cos. for $16.6 million, has submitted plans for 147 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retail space on the Liquor Mart site at 1750 15th St., as well as on the adjacent former Robb’s Music site at 1580 Canyon Blvd.

The redevelopment project is still making its way through Boulder’s site plan review and approval process. 

“Once approved and entitled through the site plan review…