Sen. Hickenlooper touts new restaurant relief program

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper says a new federal grant program will provide hard-pressed restaurants hit by the COVID-19 pandemic some “serious momentum” as they recover. Hickenlooper participated in...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group offers help to restaurants in Southwest Colorado applying for federal aid

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is offering assistance to restaurant owners seeking to apply to a new federal program that will provide grants from $1,000 to $10 million to...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year into pandemic, restaurants in Pine River Valley feel ‘optimistic’

Ashleigh Tarkington, co-owner of Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village, said her personal savings took a hit as the bar adapted to COVID-19 restrictions – but a year into the pandemic, she viewed the...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bigger, better and safer: Bump-outs make return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Downtown’s popular bump-outs will proliferate through spring with the city expecting the number to exceed last year’s total, when 23 small businesses along Main Avenue created some sort of the...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bump-outs return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Like spring flowers, bump-outs are sprouting along Main Avenue, and a fresh crop of the outdoor retail pods are expected to blossom every two weeks. On March 15, the city of Durango began allowing...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield restaurant and coffee shop calls it quits

The Tuning Fork Cafe, Bayfield’s only downtown coffee shop, has closed for good. The owners, Tim and Kellie Lillyquist, put the restaurant and coffee shop up for sale in August 2019, hoping to find...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newly remodeled Columbine Bar & Grill to open next month

Opening next month under new ownership, the building that was previously home to the Columbine Bar in Mancos will soon be the site of a family-friendly restaurant offering sandwiches, burgers and...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New restaurant, bar coming to Durango’s North Main District

Two food- and beverage-based additions are coming to Durango’s North Main District in the next month, and both are from the people who brought Zia Taqueria to the area. Sage When the north Zia...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Some COVID-19 adaptations will have legs

COVID-19 might soon be a thing of the past now that several vaccines are widely available. But some adaptations to deal with the novel coronavirus are likely here to stay. Housing market heats up...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurants endure COVID-19 restrictions

The novel coronavirus left its mark on Durango’s restaurant scene with the loss of the Red Snapper, The Palace Restaurant, Irish Embassy Pub, Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar, and Kassidy’s...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango restaurants prepare to reopen

Carver Brewing Co. plans to reopen Wednesday after it closed for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 20. Initially, the popular brewpub plans to open only for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m....

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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