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opportunity : killer deal on inexpensive retail space

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Location: Grand Valley of Colorado's Western Slope
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Split insurance and utilities, (estimated $200.per month) plus $200 per month rent.  The total space is ~500 square feet on Main Sreet in Collbran, Colorado.

Collbran is an old town about an hour's drive from Grand Junction, Colorado.  Elevation 6125 feet.  We have a Post office, hardware store, library, feed store, gas station with convenience store, small independently owned grocery store, mechanic shop, rodeo grounds, community center , a bank with ATM, a cafe and a tavern and a drive in.  We have a motel, and several air B&B.  The only business that is not locally owned is the bank, it is a branch of a Grand Junction bank, (but the town owns the building).  We are uptown!  I estimate the population of town and outlying area of "Plateau Valley" to be around 1000 people.

There are lots of hunters in the fall, but the area is primarily agricultural

It would be a good space for someone with a business that ships their goods, or a fishing supplies shop, as we are on the route to Vega Resevoir, a fishing destination.

An online business might be a good fit.

We have had a retail specialty food shop open 3 days per week and staffed by volunteers in the space since May, and it has been very successful.  The building sold and we cannot generate the income to meet the new owner's rent on our own.  The townspeople are disappointed that we may have to close, and we are trying to find someone who would partner with us in the space and costs of the space.  Anything that is compatible with food could work.

What's in the store now:  local foods, and crafts, some foods required by the food stamp program for us to qualify for that, books by local authors, merchandise sold by the historical society and local cattlewomen's association.  In season, we have local organic produce.

If this piques your curiosity PM me and I can answer more questions, and give you contact information for the building owner, AND the head of our existing business undertaking.

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