Retail

Sun sets on Del Sol clothing shop on Main Avenue in Durango

Eileen Maddox, owner of Del Sol, a clothing shop at 858 Main Ave., plans to close the store at the end of January, but she will remain in Durango and plans to spend more time with her...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Main Avenue boutique closing after almost 11 years in Durango

After almost 11 years, Blu, a women’s clothing boutique on Main Avenue, plans to close this month. “It’s real sad. We love this place, we love this store, we love our customers. We have had an...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road between Walmart and Home Depot may be complete by late spring

The long-awaited Escalante Drive extension between Walmart and Home Depot could be finished by late spring, but a developer will determine when the road opens to the public. NE Construction , a...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s lack of snow doesn’t deter Christmas shoppers

Christmas sales look merry and bright so far in downtown Durango despite the unseasonably warm weather or maybe even because of it. Downtown Durango shop owners and managers’ opinions varied on...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos prepares for an ‘old-fashioned Christmas’

Mancos will celebrate this Christmas with two weeks of events in the Creative District, starting Dec. 1. The festivities will begin with the Rudolph Run race and end with a baking workshop at Zuma...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lodgers tax increase could boost Durango’s marketing efforts

The Durango Area Tourism Office plans to explore increasing the lodgers tax to boost the budget for marketing Durango to tourists and bring more visitors to the city. It’s a process that would...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local First spreading cheer for 12 days of shopping

Holiday shoppers hunting for the perfect gift downtown will find extra Christmas cheer as part of 12 Days of Shop Local, put on by Local First . Local First supports independent businesses and...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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