In March, we gave a Best of Denver award to Liks at the Bookery Nook, calling it the "Best Save of an Independent Bookstore." But as it turns out, adding Liks ice cream to the offerings at the Bookery Nook wasn't enough to save the shop. After three years, the Nook will close its doors on August 31.
Last year, Bookery owners Gary and Shannon Piserchio decided to add an ice cream parlor to their shop, in hopes of attracting more business. They chose Liks ice cream for the joint project, thinking that the homegrown confection would attract new customers with a sweet tooth. "It did last summer," Shannon says, "but for some reason it just went down this summer. We're not seeing volume."
And so a week from today, the Bookery Nook will serve its last scoop. For the full story, see our story on Show and Tell.
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