Battlement Mesa to offer grocery shuttle |

Battlement Mesa to offer grocery shuttle

PARACHUTE, Colorado – The Battlement Mesa Company announced that it will offer residents of both Battlement Mesa and Parachute a free shuttle service to the Wal-Mart in Rifle while the new Clark’s Market is preparing to open its doors.

Beginning Aug. 3, the shuttle will run Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., with two shuttle vans available. It will leave Town Plaza every hour on the hour and return to Town Plaza every hour on the half-hour.

“We understand that residents are concerned that they will be without a much-needed pharmacy or grocery store during this time of transition, “says Eric Schmela, president of Battlement Mesa Co. “But this is absolutely not the case. We have the entire community’s best interests in mind, and by providing a free shuttle service five days a week, our residents will be able to easily fill prescriptions and buy groceries as well as any other needed household items.”

It was announced last week that the Battlement Mesa Company was unable to negotiate an agreeable new lease with City Market, which has leased the location since 1983.

The company did come to terms with Clark’s Market, which will take over when City Market’s lease ends on July 31; however, due to remodeling plans, Clark’s won’t be open until later in August.

In a previous story, Tom Clark Jr. of Clark’s Market said that they are looking at an extensive remodel.

Clark also said previously that the Battlement Mesa Clark’s Market would include a pharmacy.

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