Time flies when you’re having fun! I can’t believe my internship experience with Downtown Boulder has come to an end. I have loved discovering new shops and exploring areas on and off the Pearl Street Mall. I will miss getting to connect with many amazing local businesses on a weekly basis. Here’s a recap of some of my favorite memories from this semester:
One of my main assignments has included writing these blogs (you already know that!) and creating content for social media posts. Exploring the district has also played a huge role in my development in marketing. Talking to, interviewing and working with the downtown business community has allowed me to truly understand the importance of communicating within a special place. Downtown Boulder definitely is a tight-knit community, and everyone wants to help one another. I was lucky to be a part of such an amazing team!
Out of the past three winters I have lived in Boulder, this one has definitely been the best! My time spent downtown gave me the new idea of bundling up and checking out the best study places on cold, winter days. I will always remember my first time walking into Trident Booksellers and Cafe. It was the coziest place, and I loved trying their delicious chai tea latte. The combination of the bookstore and the coffee bar creates such a unique environment-I had never seen anything like it! Laughing Goat Coffeehouse also holds a special place in my heart. I adore their spicy chai latte and caprese sandwich. Both of these coffee shops are just some of the many businesses downtown that have the perfect study atmosphere (check out the coffee trail for more ideas!). I now know that downtown Boulder will be my special place to spend time, whether for studying, shopping or dining!
Going to the first-ever Aprés Street Fest was another highlight of my time downtown. It was amazing getting to watch local businesses thrive outdoors in a ski-themed, winter atmosphere. The live music, festive activities and warm food and drink all created the perfect après-ski vibe on the West End.
I also really enjoyed making connections with some of the local businesses, such as Boulder Olive Oil Company and Apocalypse. I loved hearing about their values, and diving into what it really takes to run a small business. I definitely know where to go to purchase gourmet olive oil and resale clothing!
Even though I will not be in Boulder this summer, I will be returning to start my senior year in the fall. I look forward to having my best year of college ever, which will most definitely include hanging out downtown with my friends! Catch me grabbing a bite at Japango, browsing the shelves at the Boulder Book Store or hanging out in The Attic Bar & Bistro. I feel ready as ever to tackle my senior year with all the knowledge I’ve gained from working with the Downtown Boulder Partnership.
See you around!
Mentioned in this Post: Apocalypse, The Attic Bar & Bistro, Boulder Book Store, Boulder Olive Oil Company, Downtown Boulder Partnership, Japango, Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, Trident Booksellers and Cafe