|Construction has been completed on The Gallery Sportsman’s Club & Range, a new state-of-the-art facility featuring a high-tech shooting range, gear shop, coffee bar, restaurant, and lounge. The Lakewood, Colorado destination, designed by Nadel Architecture, held its grand opening on Friday, April 29.
The project, owned by Mark Hymanson LLC, is located at 1350 Colorado Mills Pkwy in Lakewood. It began construction in May 2021 and delivers an immersive and visually compelling experience that stands out from other destinations, according to Ryan Weller, Director of Retail for Nadel Architecture, which is responsible for the entirety of the project’s development including branding, planning, interior design, and contract documents.
“Retail concepts are continuing to progress and transform to become even more expansive in what they offer,” says Weller. “At these spaces, consumers expect to be provided with unique and engaging experiences that prioritize human connection. The Gallery Sportsman’s Club and Range was designed to exemplify this evolution in retail by offering its visitors an experience that will entice them to leave their homes, spend long periods of time enjoying the many activities and amenities of the club, and return again in the future.”
The 20k sf facility serves as the Denver area’s first experiential shooting range and utilizes the latest advancements in range technology. The space provides visitors with 15 shooting lanes, a virtual shooting range, private gunsmith, a full-service lounge featuring a full bar and kitchen, a walk-up coffee bar, and over 3k sf of retail.
“The environment has been intentionally branded to disassociate from the stigma of gun ranges that are known to be dark, dingy, and unwelcoming to new guests,” notes Weller. “The space features custom art displays created especially for the brand as well as high ceilings, open space, warehouse lighting, and high-end treatments. These refined finishes include polished concrete, solid wood fixturing, natural stone, and ultra-lux décor. Ultimately, this strategy provides an overall look and feel that is entirely different from traditional gun range facilities and that creates an immersive-yet-elevated experience for professional marksman and for those who may be new to the shooting gallery experience.”
Located within The Gallery, visitors can also enjoy The Barrel Room, Colorado’s first and only restaurant and lounge within a firing range complex. Open to the public, The Barrel Room also hosts exclusive, members-only social events. Additionally, Trigger Press Coffee, the in-house coffee bar, features local Colorado roasters, delicious pastries, and quick grab-and-go snacks.
The Gallery also includes state-of-the-art building systems that foster a clean and healthy environment. Range bays are outfitted with the safest HVAC system available. They offer purge-style ventilation that ensures 100% outside air is filtered into the range, Weller adds.