Town Hall Collaborative, 525 Santa Fe Dr. in Denver, celebrated its grand opening from 5 p.m. to midnight on Oct 7.
Town Hall Collaborative is the brainchild of Denver’s Lauren Beno and Lafayette’s Denise Day. The two have been good friends since they met in 2013 while working for the same organic food brand in Boulder.
In February, the two started a Kickstarter campaign to fulfill their vision of creating a space that would bring community together. It was fully funded about a month later.
“We believe in the positive social impact and economic benefits of empowering women and other marginalized groups to close the gender inequalities and create more diverse and inclusive spaces,” Beno said. “We dream about becoming a go-to, safe, inclusive and welcoming space in Denver that grows with the community in the way it needs.”
Town Hall Collaborative is an event and gathering space that features a bar, cafe, food trucks, a creative space for workshops, artist studios and a stage for performances and live music.
“Town Hall Collaborative is more than just a building, or a bar or a venue,” Day said. “I believe the true asset to the community will be the important conversations that happen around the coffee tables, the impactful organizations that meet and mobilize to create real change, the vulnerable stage performances that spark curiosity, and the laughter of friends old and new. If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it's that we need each other, and Town Hall is a space for exactly that.”
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