While we’ve all undoubtedly gotten sucked into the “pay now” shopping routine over the last several months, local small businesses need our support now more than ever. With Durango’s annual downtown holiday shopping bacchanal Noel Night cancelled due to COVID, the Business Improvement District and Local First have come up with a safe alternative: “Noel Nights.”
The boys in Bodo have busted out. Last week, Forbes magazine featured Ska Brewing in a feature on the 25-year-old Durango brewery. Titled “From Life In A VW Bus To Today, It’s Been Quite A Ride For Colorado’s Ska Brewing,” the story took a look at the brewery’s humble beginning in a van down by the river (maybe not literally) to the king-Pinstripe it is today.
Leave it to Mountain Village to come up with a novel solution to the er, novel coronavirus. The ritzy upstairs neighbor to Telluride has announce plans to refurbish gondola cars for socially-distanced dining in the Mountain Village plaza.
If you think town seemed strangely busy this summer despite a pandemic going on, you’re right. The Durango Business Improvement District recently released La Plata County sales tax numbers for July, indicated a big bump for local retail.