Restaurant and catering

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James Ranch, north of Durango, receives approval for expansion

Expect more events, a new restaurant, bakery and expanded tours at the James Ranch. Last week, the La Plata County Planning Commission unanimously approved an application from the James family for...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Food safety violations in Southwest Colorado spike

Your favorite restaurant is now under more intense scrutiny from the local health department as an increase in inspectors has resulted in an eye-popping number of food safety violations for the...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Zuke’s founder shares challenges at SCAPE’s investor showcase

The founder of Durango company Zuke’s Natural Dog Treats shared personal challenges and encouragement at a showcase for startups held at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday. The Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez speak-easy to open in former Pepperhead location

Just a few months after Pepperhead Restaurant closed, two of its former employees are opening their own restaurant in the same spot. Micky and Sandra Colorado are in the final stages of preparing...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Remaking memories with soup and sno balls at Happy Jack’s

Shelley Hight may just be in the business of making memories. Or, perhaps more accurately, she may be in the business of recreating memories through the power of nostalgia and good ol’ family...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Fifth Street Eatery in downtown Durango to close

The Fifth Street Eatery plans to close at the end of month after about three years of serving up fried chicken and other Southern favorites near the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Owner...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Taco Boy opens in Three Springs

Taco Boy, a fast-casual restaurant and bar, opened last week in Three Springs. Silvia and Juan Aguayo started work on the restaurant about a year ago and helped design the new airy space at the...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Hearty meals continue at Lewis crossroads

Walking into Bubba’s – the new family restaurant at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 491 and Colorado Highway 184 – one notices delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen into a clean and spacious...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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New Mexican restaurant opens in Cortez

Experienced restaurateur Dionicio Espinoza wants his new business on South Broadway to feel like a little piece of Mexico. Mi Mexico, which opened June 9, is decorated in bright colors with...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Plate closing at the end of June

Plate, a restaurant at the intersection of County Road 250 and Florida Road, is closing on June 30. General manager Nicole Clark said the decision to close the casual fine dining restaurant was...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Zia plans new building on north Main Avenue

Zia Taqueria expects to start building a new location on north Main Avenue this summer. The building, which will fill a vacant lot at 30th Street and Main Avenue, will replace the restaurant’s...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango native, restaurateur dies in townhome fire

Kevin Abeyta, a lifelong Durango resident and co-owner of a Mexican restaurant that opened earlier this year in the Main Mall, died in Wednesday’s apartment complex fire, authorities confirmed...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News