About Us & Parking Info
Thank you very much for visiting Outside The Box, in business since 2016!
We are located in charming Olde Town Arvada between Fuzzy's Taco Shop and the Denver Beer Company! We are on the driving portion of Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in between Ralston Road and Grant Place. Click the link below for a map.
There is free 2 hour parking in front of our store but it is often full. You will find additional 2 hour street parking on Grant Place. One block east of us at Grant & Webster you will find a 4 hour public parking lot that is free. A word of caution: the city patrols parking via cameras mounted on a roaming vehicle so be very aware of your time. There is free 2 to 4 hour street parking throughout most of the Olde Town shopping district.
If you plan to be in Olde Town Arvada longer than 4 hours, we suggest using the free RTD garage, located just three blocks south of us, next to the Harkins movie theater. You will have to register your plate with their app or on-site machine but there is no charge to do so.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK at the Holliway Building across the street from us. That is a private parking lot and they will tow cars that park there.
OUR STORE HOURS
Monday through Friday 11a-6p
Please note that we sometimes stay later in the evenings, especially on Fridays and Saturdays when the weather is nice. We also sometimes open early when special events are taking place, such as the Farmers Market. We also offer extended hours around holidays or big shopping periods, such as Christmas and Mother's Day.
SHOP OUR REMOTE LOCATIONS
We have a smaller, miniature version of our store inside the following locations...
Curate Mercantile in Centennial - University & County Line in the Festival Shopping Center across from Applebee's
Sugar Mill Antiques & Vintage Depot in Mead - Exit 243 on Interstate 25 near the Tractor Supply Company in the southeast corner of the interchange.
Note that our website does not feature everything we sell but we are working to add more and more product. Our smaller shops listed above do not offer everything that we have in Arvada. If you are along Colorado's Front Range and want something from our main shop we can get it to Centennial or Mead for pickup, usually within a week of the request.
Your purchase supports a small business in Colorado, co-owned by Chris and Dorn. (although Rosie Belle the Basset Hound is in charge when she is there!)
In August 2023, we reached a huge milestone, and was able to hire our first employee. Meet our Right-Hand Woman, Katie. She is with us 3 to 4 days a week and brings nearly two decades of retail experience to Outside The Box. She is an artist and has many passions and a huge amount of knowledge on various topics, including birds! She also loves to dress up and have fun when special holidays roll around, such as Halloween and Christmas. Katie is seen below handing out candy during Olde Town's 2023 Trick or Treat Street.
In January 2024, we welcomed our new Left-Hand Woman, Christina, to the shop. You will see her in the store 3 to 4 days a week doing all kinds of tasks. In addition to several years of retail experience, she brings a huge love for plants to Outside The Box. When she isn't working for us, Christina operates a small business called Rooted Colorado. You will see some of her live plants for sale throughout the store. Some days you may even see her dog, Cooper, in the shop.
Rosie Belle loves people and attention, but she is scared of kids and sometimes doesn't like other dogs in the store. For this reason she isn't there as often as we'd like her to be. Her K-9 sister (Daisy Mae the black and tan miniature dachshund) passed away on July 7th, 2023. She was almost 15 and lived a wonderful life. She loved meeting customers although she did become a bit cranky in her old age.
Chris and Dorn offer...
over 50 years of combined retail experience
a focus on customer service
vast product knowledge
Chris grew up in Arkansas and is a former on-air meteorologist at CBS4 in Denver and spent many years in retail. Dorn is a history major who was born and raised in Colorado and is an avid reader and history buff. He spent over two decades working in luxury retail, including many years at Tiffany & Co.!