Retail

Once ready to pull plug, Durango Natural Foods shifts focus to revival

Durango Natural Foods is pursuing a $172,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help stabilize its finances and allow it to strengthen its operations after pondering closing in...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grocery shopping: There’s an app for that at local stores

Twenty-first century technology waits for no one, not even Durango’s grocery market. The Pickup program in place at north City Market since August 2017 is perhaps the most obvious evolution of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are local businesses hurting or benefiting from storms?

When it comes to snowstorms, it’s typically feast or famine for businesses, unless you’re the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, in which case it’s complicated. If you sell ice cream,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Louisa’s Movie House set to close in March

Louisa’s Movie House, another venerable Durango business hit by the digital age, plans to hold a liquidation sale and close by the end of March unless a “unicorn” buyer materializes in the next...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Natural Foods sets vote to shutter operations

Member-owners of Durango Natural Foods will vote later this month on whether to dissolve the cooperative or elect a new board in an attempt to make the nonprofit financially stable. DNF is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Consignment shop to move into old Pizza Hut location

Chase and Jen LaCroix, owners of Durango Outdoor Exchange, are gutting the old Pizza Hut on north Main Avenue for a remodel ahead of their planned move to the space in early April. The outdoor gear...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

December snow could help close tough retail year in Durango

Shop owners and managers on Main Avenue are looking for Christmas shoppers to put in a strong final month to what has been a tough retail year that was pinched by little winter snow, the 416 Fire,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Pizza Hut moving closer to downtown

The Pizza Hut on north Main Avenue will move to downtown Durango to expand its delivery area, a move that will also eliminate its dining area and allow the franchise to concentrate on deliveries...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Project Merry Christmas fulfills holiday wishes

Holiday shoppers searching for gifts at the Durango Mall and Walmart can also help bring joy to less-fortunate children, seniors and disabled residents in La Plata County through Project Merry...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango shop joins battle against plastics

As a biologist, Cristin Salaz admits she doesn’t “have much business running a business.” But after two decades spent pursuing her passions – protecting ecosystems and searching for jobs that gave...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s Main Avenue retail merry-go-round takes a spin

Autumn is a time for change and that is true not only for the weather but for the retail scene on Main Avenue, where several shops and restaurants are relocating and some new ones have opened....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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