Retail

Talk about town: Western wear shop on Main Avenue closes abruptly

Would-be visitors to Diamond J Apparel may have been confused if they tried to visit the store last week. A story about the store at 1077 Main Ave. was published in The Durango Herald on Saturday,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diamond J Western ware shop opens on Main in downtown Durango

Sparkling belts, hats, shirts and Western bling of all kinds fill the walls and counters of Diamond J Apparel. The shop opened on the 1000 block of Main Avenue in the middle of September,...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Dreams of Tibet opens second location in Durango

The owner of Dreams of Tibet, Karma Bhotia, opened a second location on Main Avenue to help support villagers in Nepal. Half of the profits from the new location at 658 Main Ave. will support...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Amazon rendering downtown obsolete?

Amazon is taking over the world, right? We keep hearing this over and over with the internet giant’s online sales continuing to grow. Recently, Amazon purchased Whole Foods and is now slashing food...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Retail sales growth lukewarm in Durango

Retail sales are up for the first half of this year, but not as much as city officials anticipated. Some business leaders say summer sales may make up for the slow start, but those numbers are not...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

As retail outlook dims, mall tenants push for short leases

As if malls didn’t have enough problems, count one more: retailers looking to slash the duration of their leases. After more than a dozen bankruptcies this year contributed to thousands of store...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Military surplus store opens in Cortez

When one Four Corners military surplus store closed this year, the Borgen family saw it as an opportunity to start a new one. Christine, Roger and Brandi Borgen bought most of the inventory of...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

RadioShack closing on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

RadioShack on Main Avenue planned to close Tuesday, signs on the building indicated. Much of the store was empty and the remaining inventory was on deep discount. Store staff and corporate...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio pawn shop opens second location in Durango

KP Pawn and Sales has opened a second location in Durango at 644 E. College Drive. The pawn shop has been operating at its Ignacio location for five years, but a saturated market led the owner to...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

The only mall for miles

PUEBLO – Hair freshly done from the beauty parlor on a recent Friday morning, Ada Clark, 93, and her daughter Carol, 63, met in front of the J.C. Penney in the Pueblo Mall, about 100 miles south of...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Rock Lounge to transform Treasures by Therese

After vacating 1111 Camino del Rio to make way for a hotel, the owner of The Rock Lounge plans to turn an antique store into a climbing gym. Therese Teiber has wanted to close her store Treasures...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Indoor Flea Market closing in May

At Durango’s Indoor Flea Market, the antique toy trucks, angels crafted out of hankies, restored furniture, turquoise jewelry and other eclectic items must go. After 18 years, the store at 701 E....

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business