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“Slightly overrated but kind of cool”
Review of Pearl Street Mall

Pearl Street Mall
Ranked #3 of 139 things to do in Boulder
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Owner description: Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown Boulder. At the heart of Downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a wonderfully charismatic four-block-long pedestrian mall that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. Colorful, bright flowers fill the mall almost the entire year and street performers, with a multitude of talents, make the Pearl Street Mall one of the best people-watching destinations anywhere.
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“Slightly overrated but kind of cool”
Reviewed August 5, 2008

If you're visiting Boulder you need to come and at least check out this scene during the daytime and at night! This is not like your "typical" mall but instead it's 4 blocks of Pearl Street in downtown Boulder that is open to pedestrians only-no cars are allowed! It still has very unique shops and restaurants and has not been invaded by all the "run-of-the-mill" mall stores! There's a very cool retro candy store that sells every kind of sweet you grew up with and then some! There's an independent cookware store that is a combination Pottery Barn, Sur La Table, Cost Plus & Linens 'n Things all thrown into one store! There is only ONE Starbucks here and there's a guy with a piano outside it on Saturday night that has a 200+ songbook. He's just GREAT! We had so much fun singing along with him and the crowd that he draws! There are panhandlers, college kids (CU is located here in Boulder), tourists and other street "performers" that are part of the scene. You've got to at least come and take it in if you're here!

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