Pearl Street Boulder – Startup central?

It it my imagination, or are startups popping up everywhere on Boulder’s Pearl Street mall lately? I love it, out with the Gap and in with Google!

We know that companies are leaving Boulder 5 times faster than they’re moving here. But these are the big guys. The little guys like the climate, the attitude, and the feel. I mean, take a look around here.

Chris Basham recently relocated his startup OTO Software and summed it up by saying “There’s just a different feeling here.” Chris isn’t a hippie or anything (he’ll laugh at that one), but he still makes the commute from downtown Denver every day to get that Pearl Street vibe.

The 29th street project should mean even more retail will migrate east of Pearl Street. Personally, I’m cool with it.

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