The 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colo., houses more than 300 stores from local and national retailers. Examples include Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic, Forever 21, H&M, Gap, TJ Maxx, Patagonia, Bath & Body Works, Claire's, Cali & Mo, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Express and GNC.
Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. unofficially divides the pedestrian mall into three sections. Office Depot and Rockmount Ranch Wear anchor the lower mall northwest of Larimer Street. Mid-mall shops include Overland Sheepskin Company, The Shirt Broker, Colorado Baggage Company, Ann Taylor Loft, Sportsfan, Famous Footwear, Payless Shoe Source, Dress Barn and Ross. Some upper mall shops southeast of California Street are Only in Colorado, Mike's Camera, Players Clothing Company, Barnes & Noble, Souvenir Warehouse, Simply Colorado, PacSun and Hot Topic.
Built in 1982, the 16th Street Mall stretches 1.25 miles from Wewatta Street at Union Station to Broadway at Civic Center Station. Even though the area is closed to regular street traffic, tired shoppers can get support from a MallRide shuttle bus, pedicab or horse-drawn carriage.
Architect I.M. Pei used repeating red, gray and white granite blocks along the promenade to resemble a Diamondback rattlesnake. The mall includes Denver Pavilions, a popular retail and entertainment complex.