mssaskia (mssaskia) wrote in denver_glbt,

The Smitten Kitten - Opening April 1

Address: 70 Broadway (next to The Hornet), Denver, CO 80203
Opening: 11AM-9PM, Thursday, April 1, 2010
Grand Opening Celebration Party: 7-10PM, Saturday, April 24

The Smitten Kitten, a multiple-award-winning sex toy and equipment retailer, will be opening a second location in Denver, Colorado April 1st.

The Smitten Kitten opened in July of 2003 in Minneapolis, MN, with the intention of creating a welcoming, affirming, and education-based sex toy shopping experience for its customers. Since opening, the company’s incredibly diverse clients have learned to count on The Smitten Kitten to deliver hard-to-find, hand-crafted toys as well as the most cutting-edge, sex-positive information and resources.

In 2003, the founders of Smitten Kitten formed The Coalition Against Toxic Toys, a consumer advocacy group, striving to bring awareness and change to a highly disingenuous sex toy industry. Consumers all over the country and world have relied on C.A.T.T. to provide information on safe toys and their use. The Smitten Kitten continues to have one of the largest selections of medical-grade silicone toys in the world and strives to promote small manufacturers and local artisans.

The Smitten Kitten has served as a community partner and advocate, creating business relationships with fellow small local business. The owner, Jennifer Pritchett, has always prioritized philanthropic giving and sponsorship of local and national organizations.

Throughout its six-and-a-half years of business, education has remained a pillar of The Smitten Kitten’s business model. Everyone who works at The Smitten Kitten is trained as a sex educator. These educators do daily sex education, teach in store events, and do outreach into the community with queer youth groups, clinicians, mental health practitioners, university classes and social workers. Smitten Kitten features nationally known sex educators like Tristan Taormino, Midori, Jayme Waxman, and others at least 5 times a year.

This is Smitten Kitten’s first expansion into another location. The business will be structured in many of the same ways as its Minneapolis counterpart, with an emphasis on local aesthetic and community. The new store will open April 1st at 11am. It is located at 70 Broadway, just south of downtown Denver. Smitten Kitten Denver will be celebrating its first few weeks in business April 22nd through the 25th. The festivities will begin on Earth Day, the 22nd, with ecosexy giveaways and specials. The weekend will continue with 20% off everything in the store until the 25th. The weekend celebration will culminate with a star-packed party on Saturday, April 24th, from 7-10PM. Nationally renowned sex educator and director Tristan Taormino and Porn Performer Adrianna Nicole will be the special guests, doing signings, and engaging in great conversation. Smitten Kitten will be selling Taormino and Nicole’s films for 40% off this night only. There will be tasty treats and refreshments, including cupcakes by Lovely Confections Bakery, a local organic bakery. All the weekend’s events are free and open to everyone.

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