Trailblazer announces the opening of its newest store: Denali. Located at 13 Broadway between Origins and Gourmet Heaven, Denali is an exciting addition to New Haven’s Broadway Shopping District.
Denali carries a complete collection of The North Face as well as an extensive offering of Merrell footwear. “The North Face is proud to partner with Trailblazer on their latest project,” said Todd Spaletto, Vice President of Sales, The North Face. “The new Denali store carries a broad assortment of The North Face’s technical apparel, equipment and footwear. Their focus on customer service in a unique retail setting is sure to be a success.”
Denali provides a personal, service-oriented shopping experience that cannot be delivered in a â€œbig boxâ€ store. “We are excited about Denali and the prospect of showcasing the many facets of the Merrell brand in a downtown, university setting. We have collaborated with the Trailblazer team for over a decade and look forward to strengthening our partnership through this innovative new venture.” â€“ Seth Cobb, Vice President, General Manager, Merrell USA.
The opening of Denali marks the first step in Trailblazer’s three phase expansion in downtown New Haven. In mid-April, Trailblazer will reopen the doors to its newly-remodeled original location at 296 Elm Street, across the square from Denali. Trailblazer will continue to focus on its outdoor sport, camping, running and climbing roots.
Trailblazer’s expansion will be completed in late spring with the opening of Traffic at 23 Broadway, right next to Cutlers. Featuring products from Burton, Roxy, Billabong, Volcom, Element and others, Traffic will be committed to the Surf, Skate and Snowboarding lifestyle.
“Denali is a great addition to the Broadway retail district near Yale’s campus. We are delighted by the growth of a native New Haven business like Trailblazer and look forward to celebrating Trailblazer’s re-opening and the grand opening of Traffic in the coming months,” said Abigail Rider, director of University Properties.
Trailblazer is a local, independent retailer founded in 1995 by David Venables. It currently has two additional locations in Branford and Uncasville, CT.
Trailblazer is a proud member of The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance