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Which Durango sporting goods store is closing?

After 39 years, Hassle Free Sports is closing in early April, and the owner Tommie Peterson is retiring. The business is dissolving, and the building will be sold, said Peterson. “It’s bitter...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Sluggish retail sales cast pall on consumer spending

American retailers had little to cheer about in February and previously reported strong readings for the prior month were wiped away, putting the highly anticipated pickup in consumer spending on...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Former No Way Jose owner running new restaurant

The former owner of No Way Jose has opened a new authentic Mexican restaurant – San Marcos – on U.S. Highway 160 West at the space attached to the Best Western hotel, previously home to Chavolo’s....

DATE: March 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

Don’t judge a bookstore owner by his cover

In the 1990s, Hunter S. Thompson came to Durango to give a talk at Fort Lewis College. During his visit, he and his attorney, John Clancy, dipped into a ratty bookstore at the corner of East Second...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango restaurants undergo changes, another closes

After a few Durango restaurants recently went out of business, the closure of Guido’s Favorite Foods and Main Event Sports Bar & Grill raised some serious concerns among food lovers. But owners at...

DATE: March 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports Authority files for bankruptcy

Fans coveting their favorite team’s jersey with the personal touch of their name on the back are flocking online, likely not so much going to the sports store at their local mall. Consumer habits...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steaming Bean Coffee Co. to close doors Friday in Durango

After 23 years in business, the last Steaming Bean Coffee Co. in Colorado – the one on Main Avenue in Durango – will close Friday because of “irreconcilable differences” between business owner and...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Craft breweries embrace cans

Beer in a can used to be the hallmark of the largest beer brands, but that’s no longer the case. Craft beer companies are embracing cans because the packaging is lighter, cheaper, recyclable and...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Louisa’s Movie House: Surviving in the age of streaming

Streaming video and Redbox have largely conquered a market that used to belong to video rental stores. But Louisa’s Movie House in Durango has survived, and it is planning a move to Town Plaza the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Downtown Cortez adds outdoors gear store

A new outdoor gear store has opened in downtown Cortez. Colorado Love Outdoors sells camping, boating and hiking gear, plus skateboards and blading equipment. Owners Jeff Mobley and Michelle...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango economic numbers telling good story

The Durango Business Improvement District monitors statistics to help determine the economic health of downtown and north Main Avenue. BID tracks six statistics monthly: Durango Transit ridership;...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Durango’s Velorution Cycles and Bedrock Bags merge

Riders have been loading their bicycles up with gear to travel across the country for many years, but the need for lighter, specialized gear to use on narrow trails has opened up demand for...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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