Focused on the Failure 
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Favorite Places

    Best Of 2015: Vintage/Secondhand Clothing Store

    Best Of 2015: Place to Buy Vintage Video Games

    A few years ago, local business entrepreneur, musical savant and former Indy columnist Adam Leech was worried when Colorado College refused to renew the lease on his downtown location. These days, it's looking like the school did him a favor. Moving to the west side has given him the kind of space he needed to properly showcase a retail playpen filled with vintage clothing, rare vinyl, old-school video games, Six Million Dollar Man dolls, and REAL Star Wars (emphasis his) collectibles. "We have doubled the selection of clothing, tripled the vinyl, quadrupled the toys and games, quintupled the stickers and pins," he says. "You don't even want to know what we sextupled." Still, Leech's underlying philosophy remains constant. "It's the grown-up Leechpit, for grown-ups who don't want to grow up." — Bill Forman

    Best Of 2105: Local Venue for Live Music

    With the Black Sheep's 10th anniversary fast approaching, the all-ages venue continues to offer the kind of shows that deserve its clientele's hard-earned allowances. "Whether it's Waka Flocka tossing delighted fans into a sold-out crowd after he takes a selfie with their iPhone, or Kongos pumping out eight-foot smoke rings before they hit Red Rocks the night after, we like to think this little place has something for everyone," says general manager Jeremy Grobsmith. Part of the venue's success is that it draws audiences as diverse as its musical offerings, which in the months ahead will include Hieroglyphics co-founder Del the Funky Homosapien, Rough Trade recording artists Houndmouth, glam-rock upstarts The Struts, and punk-rock warhorses Agnostic Front. "It isn't every day that you get to stand inches away from your future favorite rock star," says Grobsmith, "or ogle your former childhood crush." — Bill Forman


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