A Sign of the Times at Tamarac Square

The weeks following Christmas are tough for local malls -- particularly older ones whose battle for survival becomes more touch and go with each passing year. That's certainly the case for Tamarac Square, at 7777 E. Hampden. These days, the first thing shoppers see if they're approaching the center from the west are giant placards announcing that Pine Creek Clothing, one of the mall's more prominent retailers, is holding a going-out-of-business sale. Inside, however, Rosey's Apparel, a store near Pine Creek, is refusing to go quietly. Its front windows are papered with placards announcing a "NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE."

Keep fighting the good fight, Rosey. -- Michael Roberts

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts