Downtown Durango

Sorry for long wait, but your table is ready: Restaurants open doors in Durango

Flexibility, adaptability and creativity guided several restaurant crews in Durango on Wednesday, the first day they could begin serving in-person guests. Conditions were less than ideal if you...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cantera restaurant closing, but owner will open new taco spot

Cantera in downtown Durango is closing for good, but the restaurant’s owner says those looking for authentic Mexican cuisine should fear not: He’s opening a new eatery in the same location geared...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council signals support for partial closure of Main Avenue

Planters, tables and bike lanes could take over the outer edges of Main Avenue by mid-June as Durango tries to boost restaurant recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Durango business groups and...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could Main Avenue become a pedestrian mall in downtown Durango?

Restaurants and retail shops battered by COVID-19 restrictions that have killed spring shopping on Main Avenue may soon get some assistance from the city of Durango. The city is looking to allow...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Avenue walk aims to promote businesses – some say it’s a protest

A La Plata County man says he’s organizing a walk Friday night on Main Avenue to show that Durango is open for business, but on social media the event is being called a “peaceful protest” over...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 35 years, downtown Durango restaurant calls it quits

A longstanding restaurant in downtown Durango announced it will close for good. In a post on Facebook , the Red Snapper’s culinary team John Sheehan and Nancy Rowley wrote they are closing the...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Open right, open once: The rules going forward

As the community conversation turns to slowly reopening some businesses and our economy, there are things we all can do to ensure we “open right and open once.” “Open right and open once” is the...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Main Avenue shops take baby steps to reopen

A few Durango merchants took their first tentative steps toward reopening Monday – offering curbside sales and deliveries – but business appeared to resemble bears coming out of hibernation more...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burglary at Brown’s Sport Shoe results in $600 in stolen items, $700 in damages

A burglary Sunday night resulted in hundreds of dollars in high-end watches stolen from Brown’s Sport Shoe, and even more in damages to the downtown Durango store’s front door. Durango Police Cmdr....

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eno wine bar goes into bankruptcy, closes indefinitely

Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar has closed and filed for bankruptcy in part because of the coronavirus restrictions, which have caused restaurants in Durango to either temporarily shut down or...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After nearly 60 years, the Henry Strater Theatre closes

The Henry Strater Theatre has closed, marking the end of one of downtown Durango’s most prized event spaces that has provided entertainment for nearly 60 years. Rod Barker, president and CEO of the...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What a difference a month makes

In my last column in early March, I wrote about several events and promotions occurring in spring and summer. All of that has now changed, many things are canceled and others are in a holding...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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