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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

National retailer Rue 21 at Durango Mall to close

Retailer Rue 21 plans to close hundreds of locations nationwide and the location at the Durango Mall will be one of them. Rue 21 sells teen clothes for girls and boys, jewelry, makeup, shoes and...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurants, health services, homes planned for Escalante Drive

The Arc of Spring, a metal flower, marks the spot on the corner of Escalante Drive and River Road where new shops, health services and homes will likely open in 2019. Jerry and Karen Zink are...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Coffee Co. expanding

The Durango Coffee Co. will have a lot more room for customers and entertainment, after moving the retail side of the business two doors down. “We really want to focus on community. ... What...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Oohs & Aahs set to close as owner nears retirement

Oohs & Aahs on Main Avenue plans to close on the last day of February. After 23 years, Phyllis Burwell, the owner of the high-end furniture store and interior decorating service, plans to retire...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 12:12 a.m. Someone reported two or three intoxicated people sleeping in the Durango Post Office lobby, 222 W. Eighth St. Police made at least one arrest. Sunday 1:04 a.m. ...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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