, the award-winning boutique/gallery/coffeeshop, is moving to a new home later this month. It's not going far -- from 2701 Larimer Street to 3102 Blake Street -- but it's upgrading quite a bit. "With the lease coming up, we had an opportunity. Do we expand? Do we consolidate? What happens?" explains John McCaskill, owner of MegaFauna.
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The answer? Expand. The new place will have twice as much space as the original, with more space for artists and patrons, too. Among the additions is an expanded café and coffee shop with outdoor seating, a creative salon and more room to host workshops, art shows and events.
"We're a little handicapped right now on our ability to host events on site," explains McCaskill. "Soon, all the areas will have a show space. It makes it a bit more of a dynamic-use space."
With new in-house screen-printing capabilities, artists working with MegaFauna will have a larger reach, too.
"Since we'll have everything under one roof, we're really going to try to bring the creative element to a bit more of a digestible format. We'll be able to put pieces onto apparel, or prints, or any sort of medium. Create those products that make the artwork a little more of an easy representation," says McCaskill. "We'll be able to handle everything from concept to completing the sale."
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The current location, which is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., will be closing on September 28 so that MegaFauna can make the move to the new space. It will open back up on October 5 with a grand-opening event welcoming the community, artists and patrons from 6 p.m. to midnight.