Retail

New music store owned by a familiar face

When Katzin Music closed this past spring, musicians were left with few local options when it came to buying the supplies they needed. But not long after Katzin’s retail doors closed for good, new...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Downtown ambassadors help tourists, watch for troublemakers

For Cathy Roberts, working a few shifts as a downtown ambassador is an ideal fit. “I get to walk and talk. It’s the perfect job for me,” Roberts said during a shift early in the tourist season. “I...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rite Aid in Durango to become a Walgreens

Rite Aid in Town Plaza is in the midst of a transition to become a Walgreens by the end of the month. Jim Lashway, a shift supervisor, said the store employs 20 full- and part-time employees, and...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increased marketing aims to bring in tourists

Marketing efforts will ramp up this summer in an effort to reverse the financial harm caused by the 416 Fire and bring tourists to Durango. Durango’s streets have been fairly quiet in recent weeks...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses harmed by 416 Fire might gain access to federal loans

Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the federal government could become available to small businesses in Silverton and Durango hurt by the 416 Fire. Dan Nordberg, regional administrator of the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire, Durango & Silverton train cancellations hit merchants hard

Few if any retail businesses in Durango managed to escape the absence of tourists stemming from the 416 Fire and the cancellation of train runs to Silverton. “It is definitely affecting us,” said...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton shop owners feel economic squeeze from 416 Fire

SILVERTON – The collateral damage inflicted by the 416 Fire hit more than homeowners and businesses within a few miles of the blaze; it also hit owners of shops and restaurants dozens of miles...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

The economic costs of the 416 Fire are adding up. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has furloughed 150 seasonal employees, Purgatory Resort has canceled several weddings and group...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Cannabis Discovery Center opens downtown

When curious visitors come to Colorado with questions about legal marijuana, Durango now has the go-to place. The mission of the Durango Cannabis Discovery Center is to provide information about...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Humane Society to open high-end thrift store

The La Plata County Humane Society will open a new thrift store dedicated to high-end boutique items. Re-Tail Boutique will open May 9 in a shopping center south of downtown Durango at 450 South...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Schlotzky’s shop in downtown Durango closes

Passersby walking along the 800 block of Main Avenue may notice the absent aroma of Cinnabons mixed with cured meats emanating to the sidewalks of downtown Durango with the recent closing of the...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Katzin Music & Studios to close doors at end of month

Katzin Music & Studios, after 39 years serving musicians and music students in Durango and the Four Corners, will close its doors at the end of the month. “This is so hard to give it up,” said Ruth...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business