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CSU Welcome Week

Downtown Fort Collins welcomes CSU students, parents, and families, from August 15-21, 2022.

During this week, select businesses in Downtown will have an exclusive tote bag designed by CSU student, Olivia Critchley. Olivia moved to Colorado at a young age and knew she never wanted to leave its beauty, endless activities, and sunshine. She is majoring in Graphic Design at Colorado State University and is passionate about using art as a way to communicate and reach a greater community.

These bags are available as a special gift with purchase at the businesses listed below.

Bags printed locally at Pine Printshop

CSU Welcome Tote in front of old Linden Hotel

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Need ideas of what to do Downtown? Check out our map of businesses to find just what you’re looking for, whether it’s shopping, dining, activities, and more!

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There are a lot of Rams still in town! Check out all the CSU Alumni Owned Businesses in Downtown Fort Collins.

CSU Alumni Owned Businesses

CSU Welcome Tote Businesses

Akinz

We take pride in adding handcrafted elements to everything we make.  Our shirts are designed and hand printed ...

15 Old Town Square, Suite 132, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Alpine Arts

Alpine Arts is proud to be a local and family owned business. We have been located in the same historic Avery ...

112 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys

We are Jenny and Becca, sisters and owners of Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys. We love kids. The most fun thing ...

111 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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CopperMuse Distillery

Hard work and the best ingredients don't mean a thing without inspiration. From Shakespeare to Satchmo, every ...

244 N. College Ave., Suite 105 Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Crystal Joys

Crystal Joys was started in the 1980s by Joy Renee Dudley, a Reiki Master and Spiritual Healer. It was originally a ...

123 North College Avenue, Suite 150 Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Dandelions & Rust

Dandelions & Rust is a thoughtfully curated space featuring over 30 local vendors packing the store with a ...

119 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Downtown Ace Hardware

As your local Ace Hardware, Downtown Ace Hardware is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in ...

215 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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F45 Training Fort Collins Downtown

F45 is a global fitness community specializing in innovative, high intensity group workouts that are fast, fun and ...

221 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Hydrate IV Bar

Hydrate IV Bar is an IV therapy spa promoting wellness from within. Under the direction of a doctor with more than 30 ...

Hydrate IV Bar Fort Collins, 222 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Lucky’s Market

At Lucky’s, we love good food. Not just natural and organic food, but the food that’s so much a part of our ...

425 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Mulberry Max

Mulberry Max Liquor Store has the widest selection of beer, wine, and spirits that you will find in Fort Collins! ...

460 South College Avenue Unit G, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Museum of Art | Fort Collins

Museum of Art Fort Collins is a nationally recognized leader inspiring others to experience the world differently ...

201 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Old Firehouse Books

Named after the historic building we call home, Old Firehouse Books is a local, independent bookstore in Fort Collins, ...

232 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Pinot’s Palette Paint and Sip Studio

PAINT. DRINK. HAVE FUN. Come to Pinot’s Palette for great fun, friends and fine art! Enjoy an evening of ...

159 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Ragstock

Ragstock is a fashion retailer that specializes in new and recycled clothing and accessories for men and women.

228 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Restaurant 415

We are a locally owned and operated restaurant featuring modern American cuisine, specialty cocktails, and menu ...

415 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Santa Fe Craftsman

Offering a wide selection of quality items ranging from the traditionally elegant to the whimsical, you are bound ...

118 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Savory Spice

Spices are our livelihood. We love to inform, inspire, learn and share what we've learned and talk about all ...

123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Sense of Place

Come enjoy a shopping experience like no other at Sense of Place! For 19 years and counting, we have been lucky ...

160 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Armstrong Hotel

Like many of Old Town Fort Collins’ buildings, the Armstrong Hotel has a long and curious history. This boutique ...

259 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Cupboard

Fort Collins Kitchen store featuring quality cookware, superb cutlery, unique dinnerware, attractive table ...

152 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Perennial Gardener

After 24 years, The Perennial Gardener has proven itself to be a heartfelt home & garden paradise! Our store ...

154 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Waffle Lab

Founded in April 2012 in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, The Waffle Lab specializes in gourmet Belgian-style Liège ...

130 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Wright Life

The Wright Life Sporting Goods is located at 200B Linden Street on the south side of the building next to Seckner ...

200B Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Trimble Court Artisans

Trimble Court Artisans is a coop where over 50 Colorado artists sell art and fine craft of the highest quality. ...

118 Trimble Court, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Wadoo

Wadoo is a wonderful place that offers eclectic, handcrafted artistic gifts, furniture, jewelry, ceramics and ...

200 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Wagz Pet Market & Grooming

Wagz is Fort Collins' Premier Dog and Cat Boutique. In our market we specialize in bringing our customers high ...

132 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Walrus Ice Cream

We are a locally owned, family run, homemade premium ice cream shoppe based in Downtown Fort Collins. We have an ...

125 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Akinz
We take pride in adding handcrafted elements to everything we make.  Our shirts are designed and hand printed right in our flagship store in Fort Collins, Colorado and we make the majority of our beanies by hand. Stop by and you ...

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15 Old Town Square, Suite 132, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Alpine Arts
Alpine Arts is proud to be a local and family owned business. We have been located in the same historic Avery Building since 1981! We are truly a family business and our guests and visitors have watched our children and ...

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112 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys
We are Jenny and Becca, sisters and owners of Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys. We love kids. The most fun thing about owning Clothes Pony is meeting the beautiful, entertaining, endlessly fascinating babies and children who come to ...

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111 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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CopperMuse Distillery
Hard work and the best ingredients don't mean a thing without inspiration. From Shakespeare to Satchmo, every great artist needs a muse. At CopperMuse®, it's our calling to find the best inspiration, distill it, and share it with ...

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244 N. College Ave., Suite 105 Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Crystal Joys
Crystal Joys was started in the 1980s by Joy Renee Dudley, a Reiki Master and Spiritual Healer. It was originally a "traveling" store that would pop-up at Renaissance Festivals and Psychic Fairs across the country and earned a name for ...

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123 North College Avenue, Suite 150 Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Dandelions & Rust
Dandelions & Rust is a thoughtfully curated space featuring over 30 local vendors packing the store with a variety of lovely little things.  Unique, vintage, or rare, you're sure to find that perfect gift or your next favorite ...

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119 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Downtown Ace Hardware
As your local Ace Hardware, Downtown Ace Hardware is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 4,600 stores in 50 ...

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215 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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F45 Training Fort Collins Downtown
F45 is a global fitness community specializing in innovative, high intensity group workouts that are fast, fun and results driven.
221 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Hydrate IV Bar
Hydrate IV Bar is an IV therapy spa promoting wellness from within. Under the direction of a doctor with more than 30 years of experience, our professional and friendly registered nurses provide IV nutrient therapy in a restorative, ...

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Hydrate IV Bar Fort Collins, 222 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Lucky’s Market
At Lucky’s, we love good food. Not just natural and organic food, but the food that’s so much a part of our fondest memories. The good stuff. It’s just that somehow so much of the good stuff has become really expensive. Sold ...

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425 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Mulberry Max
Mulberry Max Liquor Store has the widest selection of beer, wine, and spirits that you will find in Fort Collins! We have a large selection of unique wine gifts that you won't find anywhere else, and we carry a large selection ...

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460 South College Avenue Unit G, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Museum of Art | Fort Collins
Museum of Art Fort Collins is a nationally recognized leader inspiring others to experience the world differently through arts and culture.

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201 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Old Firehouse Books
Named after the historic building we call home, Old Firehouse Books is a local, independent bookstore in Fort Collins, Colorado. We sell both new books and used books, which helps us have the best selection of titles in town. On the chance ...

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232 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Pinot’s Palette Paint and Sip Studio
PAINT. DRINK. HAVE FUN. Come to Pinot’s Palette for great fun, friends and fine art! Enjoy an evening of painting, sipping and entertainment. Let us open a bottle of wine or enjoy a locally brewed beer while you paint your ...

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159 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Ragstock
Ragstock is a fashion retailer that specializes in new and recycled clothing and accessories for men and women.

gift-card-icon Accepts Downtown Gift Cards

228 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Restaurant 415
We are a locally owned and operated restaurant featuring modern American cuisine, specialty cocktails, and menu items for all tastes and dietary limitations. In another lifetime our building used to be a laundromat for students at ...

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415 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Santa Fe Craftsman
Offering a wide selection of quality items ranging from the traditionally elegant to the whimsical, you are bound to find a treasure at Santa Fe Craftsman. Our vast collection of handmade American Indian and Southwestern jewelry ...

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118 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Savory Spice
Spices are our livelihood. We love to inform, inspire, learn and share what we've learned and talk about all things cooking - but mostly spices. We carry more than 400 hand blended spices, herbs and seasonings in quantities that ...

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123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Sense of Place
Come enjoy a shopping experience like no other at Sense of Place! For 19 years and counting, we have been lucky enough to stand out as an Old Town treasure. Cross our threshold and we'll welcome you with an eclectic collection of ...

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160 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Armstrong Hotel
Like many of Old Town Fort Collins’ buildings, the Armstrong Hotel has a long and curious history. This boutique Fort Collins hotel is one of three historic hotels that has graced downtown – it was the last to open and the only one ...

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259 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Cupboard
Fort Collins Kitchen store featuring quality cookware, superb cutlery, unique dinnerware, attractive table linens, decorative accessories, kitchen electrics, hundreds of cookbooks, an array of glassware, plus specialty food, candy, ...

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152 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Perennial Gardener
After 24 years, The Perennial Gardener has proven itself to be a heartfelt home & garden paradise! Our store captures a bit of nature's magic and like nature, changes beautifully with the seasons. The Perennial Gardener makes for ...

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154 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Waffle Lab
Founded in April 2012 in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, The Waffle Lab specializes in gourmet Belgian-style Liège waffles. Using our signature "classic" waffle as the base, we create amazing sweet and savory waffle combinations. Perfect ...

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130 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Wright Life
The Wright Life Sporting Goods is located at 200B Linden Street on the south side of the building next to Seckner Alley.  Our retail store was established in 1981 and has been selling Skateboards, Longboards, Snowboards, Discs, ...

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200B Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Trimble Court Artisans
Trimble Court Artisans is a coop where over 50 Colorado artists sell art and fine craft of the highest quality. Visit our historic setting that is relaxing as well as delightful, while conversing with artists who share ...

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118 Trimble Court, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Wadoo
Wadoo is a wonderful place that offers eclectic, handcrafted artistic gifts, furniture, jewelry, ceramics and apparel created by more than 120 nationally acclaimed North American artists. Explore our store to find the unique gift ...

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200 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Wagz Pet Market & Grooming
Wagz is Fort Collins' Premier Dog and Cat Boutique. In our market we specialize in bringing our customers high quality foods, treats, toys and accessories. We seek out unique local products and suppliers who strive to be sustainable ...

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132 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Walrus Ice Cream
We are a locally owned, family run, homemade premium ice cream shoppe based in Downtown Fort Collins. We have an all natural ice cream base using no additives or preservatives and no eggs. We offer cups, cones (all types including ...

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125 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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