It was a long wait to break the proverbial bottle of celebratory champagne on the bow of our new shop - "Trouts on the Platte." But, it was worth the wait. It's always a pleasure to see so many familiar faces and welcome some new faces into our shop. At Trouts, we take pride in our customer service and in building personal relationships with our customers and we wanted to thank everyone who attended for sharing your time to celebrate our first...and beginning of our second year at our new location on the Denver South Platte.
With the proceeds from event and raffle ticket sales, our SOLD OUT Grand Opening Party raised over $3100 for Denver Trout Unlimited and their mission to improve the health and habitat below the waterline of the Denver South Platte. There was LIVE ART from Rep Your Water's Garrison Doctor, Beer from Denver Beer Co., Wine from Cakebread Cellars, tacos from Uno Mas, a limited edition Trouts engraved Lowball from YETI, and plenty of good times.
A BIG THANKS to all of our partner vendors who helped with the new shop and thank you to BAJIO for sponsoring our Grand Opening Party. We're drawing the winners for the five raffles tomorrow morning. Many thanks to Garrison Doctor for donating the one-of-a-kind Cutthroat illustration from the evening, to Bajio for the CAAMP tickets and sunglasses, and XFlats for the 2 for 1 Saltwater Special. If you attended or acquired some raffle tickets on Saturday night, keep an eye out for that call or email Tuesday morning - like Christmas in July!
The back deck that overlooks the Denver South Platte proved to be an excellent venue. We're looking forward to sharing a cold beverage or two and talking fishing with you as we progress through the summer. Stay tuned to the blog. We've got some cool Happy Hours and events in the works! Thanks again for all of your support over the years!