Downtown Durango

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

In downtown Durango, business is down, gratitude is up

Beau Lindborg, co-owner of Backcountry Gourmet, estimated Sunday that business at 11th Street Station was down 10% from last Sunday, which already was a slow day. Yaling Yen, owner of May Palace ,...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slow sales force El Moro Tavern to close

Peak Food & Beverage, the parent of restaurants Steamworks Brewing Co., El Moro Tavern and Bird’s, has temporarily closed El Moro Tavern and reduced the number of employees company-wide by 93% in...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ken & Sue’s restaurant in downtown Durango is for sale

Ken & Sue’s, a mainstay on Main Avenue for 22 years, is for sale, and owners Ken and Sue Fusco are planning to retire after helping a new owner settle in at one of Durango’s most popular...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales tax collections flat for November 2019

November 2019 sales taxes in Durango came in flat compared with the same month in 2018, but the city is 3.1% ahead of year-do-date sales tax collections through 11 months compared with 2018. The...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buckley Park, downtown Durango’s outdoor space, may go up for sale

Buckley Park, downtown Durango’s favorite and only spot for outdoor festivals, concerts and just hanging outside on a nice day, appears to be headed for sale. “It would be a shame if it went away,”...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks feedback about services, infrastructure and quality of life

It’s easy to complain about city services in private or on social media. But criticism is useless unless city officials know about it. Durango residents, and non-residents, are being asked to weigh...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s downtown Starbucks will close

The Starbucks on Main Avenue in downtown Durango is closing. “As part of Starbucks standard course of business, we continually evaluate our business to ensure a healthy store portfolio,” a...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Get ready for a Rockin’ Snowdown

It’s time for the great cabin fever reliever, Snowdown! This year’s theme is A Rockin’ Snowdown, so anything rock ’n’ roll-related is welcomed. I joined the Snowdown board of directors a year ago...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Durango police looking for man who stole thousands from downtown business

The Durango Police Department is looking for a suspect who broke into a downtown business and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and computer equipment. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the man...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango store caters to sleep time

When Cynthia and Tom Latter saw space available at 901 Main Ave. in downtown Durango, they jumped to lease it, and have now opened Lazy One Pajamas and Leisure Wear store. For 18 months, the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rod Barker ready to handover stewardship of Strater Hotel

Anyone who has entered the Strater Hotel can attest that history is important to Rod Barker. Barker, 64 – whose family has been involved in the operation of Durango’s iconic inn, the Strater Hotel...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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