Watch the Broncos win Super Bowl XLVIII at Larimer Lounge!
MILE HIGH MAGIC: Magic Cyclops Super Bowl XVLIII Party
Watch the Broncos win Super Bowl XVLIII on Larimer Lounge’s 10′ screen!
Celebrate with drink specials all evening and stock up on Broncos gear from Megafauna!
In keeping with tradition and end of year tidings, we take a moment to give thanks for all the generous support of our dedicated customer base and network of artists across the country. For the time and relentless pursuit of the independent creative lifestyle, the reward is often not harbored in the results of our efforts but the commitment itself. We applaud your efforts to support and show our recognition in getting up every day and pay forward your capacity for change and continue to create and forge new frontiers, new styles, new energy in hopes of creating a new future.
For those who continue to fall into the convenient trappings of box corporate mindset, we propose a set of New Years Resolutions to heighten awareness and provide a course of action; that in supporting local, you are really supporting yourself and your community. This support is not simply aesthetics or some catch phrase, there are very real and substantial ramifications to local and global economies, both monetary and socially.
And it is worthwhile to note, that the opposite is true. If you continue to support the models and methods which pay big corporations, big salaries thru mass production this will in turn reduce the positive effects garnered by supporting local. When possible carry this list with you and find a way to engage in the state, city and community where you reside. We are all working toward the ideal, taking care of our family and friends, finding time to enjoy our lives in a healthy and sustainable way and doing so with style and grace so that we can all bring ourselves up.
The community of support it takes to elevate the standard of living for us all resides in our own decisions, day to day, on a micro level rippling out to the community at large. Whether you are making first steps in adopting a “support local” philosophy or helping to spread the word thru your actions, we believe these ten steps are essential to understanding what is at stake.
Ten Reasons to Support Local:
1. Local Character and Prosperity
In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
2. Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
3. Local Decision-Making
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
Reference: Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. www.ilsr.org
Thank you for supporting local creativity and Happy New Year.
MegaFauna is currently being featured in Westword’s ”Ten best Denver hipster shops”. Read about it here.
Ru Black is a writer, arts advocate and brand ambassador. A purveyor of culture with a penchant for identifying the “cool,” Black embodies a creative voice and thoughtful appeal. An event producer and product of hip-hop’s roots, Ru Black represents the essence of inspiration with a cutting edge of innovation. Her style is unique, original and often spontaneous in its approach. Black is a Gemini, a nail polish enthusiast and the personification of progressive greatness.
Over the past years Ru Black has identified so well with so many diverse sub cultures that we felt it time to launch a clothing line that speaks to Black’s personality, skill set and awareness of her contemporaries that Once you go Ru Black… you never go back.
Visit MegaFauna for Ru Black’s Exclusive launch of hoodies and fingerless gloves at 3102 Blake Street… and no place else
MegaFauna presents The Local Holiday Shopping Headquarters at the award winning boutique in RiNo, River North Art District 3102 Blake Street.
70 Independent artists, businesses, crafters, creators and designers have joined creative forces to bring you a one stop shopping experience with over a dozen businesses displaying their right fit wares for the holiday season.
When: Saturday November 23 2pm to 7pm.
Where: MegaFauna 3102 Blake Street
Why: Because buying local supports community development and keeps improvements and innovation driving growth locally, instead of abroad.
How: We aren’t sure how all this local design, arts, crafts or anything is really possible at all, but we are blessed to be able to present this event for you to find the best locally made products and support your community.
H*Wood does more than stay in his lane…he creates it. “First Light” is ahead of our time…it’s about time we catch up. Club sound be damned, this project is diverse and mainstream enough to take over radio and the clubs while boom-bap/808 laden enough to keep the streets listening. Win.”- HipHopRollCall.com
If the first 5 years of Brandyn H*Wood’s career is any indication he will be creating even more lanes, for locally resonating sounds and now a full apparel line of H*Wood Official Apparel. Artful creation of a brand takes time and proper timing. Throughout his career H*Wood has strategically positioned himself as a master craftsman for being at the right place at the right time. His self titled apparel line is no exception. Launched at the “Doubt Kills” EP release, the H*Wood Official Clothing line marries the right fit, Made in USA, homegrown style that made his sound what it is today. Complete with color ways for the sports general population and blending thoughtful commentary and bold colors, the H*Wood Official Apparel line is making the statement that his message is a force to be reckoned with on and off the stage.
H*Wood Official Apparel is being Exclusively offered at MegaFauna, 3102 Blake Street, available online mid-November. More information on Brandyn “Official H*Wood” Bordeaux here.
Official H*Wood Apparel Detail:
Men’s Crewneck and Droopy available in the following color ways; Purple/Black, Sunset Orange/Navy, Nuggets Yellow/Heather Grey
Locally Designed, Printed and Embroidered in Denver, Colorado