Downtown Durango

Get ready for late summer, early fall events

Event season is going strong in Durango, and there are several fun events coming up as near as the end of summer. Durango PlayFest is Monday through next Saturday, and this new event offers you...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Live music takes center stage at The Garage, new downtown bar

Chip Lile, owner of El Rancho Tavern, has purchased Colorado Pongas – renaming it The Garage with the aim of providing a comfortable, large downtown venue for live music. Lile and four partners...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Italian restaurant, financial firm to occupy Guido’s space

Lovers of Italian food fear not: Most of the space previously occupied by Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini will remain focused on the cuisine from the peninsula, and a small section will be split off to...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slew of new businesses coming to Main Avenue

Spring is a time for growth and renewal, an ethos apparently taken to heart in the downtown business district, with several new businesses sprouting with the season. Here’s a look at some of the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New business incubator coming to downtown Durango

A new downtown business incubator, the Launch Pad, is planned in the 1100 block of Main Avenue by a longtime Durango family, the Turners. Launch Pad will offer flexible office space in some 5,000...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bread’s downtown shop to open Wednesday

The long wait is over: Bread’s new location in downtown Durango opens Wednesday. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Jeffe Morehart, co-owner of Bread. “It’s just such a beautiful spot.” For...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Main Event returns May 4

The North Main Event will be held on Saturday May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a celebration both of what the North Main District is today and what it is becoming. The city of Durango created...

DATE: April 13, 2019 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

El Moro to hold CRAFT food and beverage pairing

El Moro Spirits and Tavern will reprise its CRAFT food and beverage pairing event from 6-8 p.m. April 18. This time, the pairing will have a “European Vacation” theme, with six food, wine and beer...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

In split vote, Durango City Council approves sign code amendments

A split Durango City Council approved sign code amendments allowing for temporary, portable signs, including sandwich boards and banners, Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote. Mayor Sweetie Marbury and...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters douse chimney fire Friday night on Main Avenue in Durango

Firefighters responded to the 700 block of Main Avenue for a report of smoke and flames coming from the roof of Derailed Pour House on Friday night in Durango. The fire in the chimney of the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police take proactive approach to problems at Colorado Pongas

Durango police decided more than a year ago that remedial measures would better address liquor license violations at Colorado Pongas rather than punitive ones. And it seems to be working, city...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cantera pivots toward high-end cuisine

A year into its life at 1150 Main Ave., Cantera’s menu is changing. The restaurant wants to pivot away from stereotypical Mexican cuisine and focus on becoming a higher-end dining experience, said...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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