There are many possibilities and/or Oppertunities for this property.
We have owned the property since 1976 and have been working on it since that date. We originally
This exposier enabled us to move meet key people along the way and opened up new avenues for new ventures that have provided us with an unusual lifestyle. We have had several businesses since the original - we manufactured jewelry for Japan and became one of the top ten Jewelry exporters of the United States in the mid 90's, we Started an international Import Company in the mid 90's,we purchased www.Durango.com and ran the city site in the late 90's, we developed a software company in the late 90's to early turn of the century and we went back to manufacturing Jewelry shortly after the turn of the century. Now we are runing a Jewelry manufacturing company, retailing our products in the retail store and online. This business location has provided us with unbelievable contacts and connections that we would have never been able to have the success that we have had in business. People love Colorado and they come to Durango and they are intreged by this location and property. There is an old saying, "You are who you know".
My wife, Estell and I, John Hartman were originally Jewelers and traveled throughout the United States
This Hwy between Durango, Colorado and Mesa Verde provides a great clientle of highly educated people that are inquisitive about life. They travel to this area for the history of the American Southwest which is truely exciting. They come to Durango for its beauty, splender and to ride the coal fired 1880's Train through the historic Animas Canyon and they also come to experiance Mesa Verde National Park. This property is located on the only route between the two attractions this area has to offer. The Train has approxamately 200,000 visitors per year and Mesa Verde has approxamately 600,000 visitors per year. They all drive past this property! And travelers are great customers and friends. They are at ease and are out to have a great time and to spend their money!
Anyway, this property can house any business you wish and it well excell because of the great location. It would continue to be a great Trading Post, a Jewelry Store, Restraunt, Nursery, Home Based Internet Company or whatever you choose.
Food for thought! - We believe in the Sterling Silver Jewelry industry and we own several Turquoise mines. We are interested in selling this property to allow us to get into the International Jewelry manufacturing trade. We are building a Jewelry business over seas and will be marketing it to stores such as this one. We would love to help the people who buy this property by providing them with the knowledge of the Jewelry industry and providing them with one of a king jewelry for their marketplace. We would be interested in sharing our knowledge with qualified investors!
Secondly, The Twin Buttes are about to get developed into a very unique community. It will be a green communtiy with an Italian theme, very special and it will, no doubt, have a major effect on Durango and this property which is ajoining the Twin Buttes development. This project will have a major impact on the four corners region and is very exciting. The oppertunities surrounding this development are endless and an open minded person or group will be able to capitolize on this at the location of this property.