Leech has new home for his pit

Published: December 17, 2013, 1:08 pm, by Ned Hunter

The Leechpit has found a new home.

The store that once stood at 802 N. Nevada Ave. near the Colorado College campus and sells vintage clothing, vinyl records and a cacophony of memorabilia from past decades will open on the city’s west side by Feb 1, said owner Adam Leech.

Leech is moving his shop, which has maintained an online presence since it closed about six months ago, into the space at 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Suite A, the former home of CS West Bikes. He will establish business hours after the store opens.

Leech said his new location is more than 4,000 square feet, which is three times the floor space of the previous Leechpit, which specializes in hard-to-find ugly sweaters, 80s rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts and 70s prom dresses. He said he already has secured more vinyl record bins than he “could dream of.”

Leech said he does not think the new location’s distance from Colorado College will affect his business.

“I am not worried one bit,” he said. “It’s no more than a 15 minute drive, and the CC kids that mattered to us then will still shop with us now.”