Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot — ‘A Unicorn of a Store’

 Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot has been called “A Unicorn of a store” and for good reason! A family owned and operated gem located north of Denver right off I-25 and Hwy 66 is a must visit for antique and vintage lovers. The store opened in January 2020 and just celebrated its 3rd year in business. The owners had no idea when they opened Sugar Mill that just weeks after opening, the world would change in unprecedented ways due to COVID-19.
 Opening a small business is a daunting enough task when the world isn’t spinning out of control due to a pandemic, so the 3rd anniversary of Sugar Mill is indeed something to be celebrated.  If you ask Co-Owner Sarah Morgan she will tell you that “Sugar Mill isn’t your Grandma’s antique store” and she is absolutely correct! Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot is truly a curated collective of many individual boutiques in one location. Shopping at Sugar Mill is more than just shopping, it’s an experience to be enjoyed and gives new meaning to the phrase retail therapy.
 From the moment you walk in, the store just feels different from any you’ve experienced before. It’s a far cry from the typical overcrowded antique malls or flea markets and that is completely by design. Customers are treated like friends and greeted with a smile from one of the family members that own and operate the store. You will not find any peg board or junk spaces in this store; they simply don’t exist. The merchants that have booths or as they like to call them, boutiques, clearly take great pride in what they do. The amount of love and time that goes into each unique space is evident from the thoughtful décor, layout and quality of merchandise they offer. Another interesting aspect at this store is that merchandise does not stick around. The merchants are constantly bringing in new treasures, some as many as three times a week. The phrase, “you better buy it when you see it” has never been more true than at this store.
 The building resembles a large barn in a spacious setting with a bright and thoughtful layout. Not to mention the most amazing variety of items available in one store. Parking, yep, there’s plenty of free parking! Over 8,000 square feet of treasures await you on one level that is easily accessible to all abilities. Oh and did we mention, it smells amazing – no old, musty antique store smell here! As you stroll the isles admiring treasures, you hear customers singing along to the music and can’t help smiling. It only takes a minute upon entering Sugar Mill to realize you’ve stumbled upon something truly special.
 Sugar Mill offers an impressive selection of antique items including many civil war era artifacts, primitive furniture, coins and curious smalls. Vintage goods abound throughout the store including gorgeous Mid-Century Modern furniture and unique home décor that will transport you back in time. If glassware is what you fancy, then you’re in luck! From Uranium, Fenton, Carnival to Milk glass, Sugar Mill has it all!  If antiques and vintage items are not your cup of tea, no worries as Sugar Mill offers a little something for everyone. Find a special one-of-a-kind gift item with many made right here in Colorado! For example, check out the beautiful handmade junk journals. Each one is unique, using vintage ephemera to create a keepsake to be treasured. An equally impressive selection of Mantiques to fill any mancave or check out the abundant selection of vinyl, retro toys and games. If farmhouse style and home décor is more your speed, you can find that here as well.
Enjoy a fresh cup of locally brewed coffee while you peruse the vast selection of retro candy that will take you back to your childhood. Grab an Abba Zaba Bar or a pack of Candy Cigarettes from the Volkswagen Bus that doubles as a candy counter. It’s just another one of the sweet treats that awaits you at Sugar Mill. Still looking for more? If the weather is nice, play a round on the mini golf course or try your hand at cornhole located outside the front entrance of the store.
 Sugar Mill goes well beyond shopping with a dedication to being a positive force in the community making an incredible impact over the last three years. Each month Sugar Mill features a different local non-profit organization in the Be the Change program they created. They raise money and awareness for various organizations making an impact in the community. During the holidays, they sponsor the local Giving Tree to help families in need and host a variety of events benefiting nonprofits throughout the year.
 Each month you can find a variety of unique events happening at Sugar Mill. For example, during the month of February they will host a Thai Cuisine food truck every Friday and Saturday from 11-5. On February 9th, don’t miss the special Galantine’s Day Ladies Night event. To stay up on all of the events and new items coming in, be sure to follow Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot on social media @Sugarmillmead on Facebook and Instagram.  The website is and the store is open 7 days a week for an in person visit!

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