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Pretzelmaker moves to Grand Junction’s Main Street

Caitlin Row
crow@gjfreepress.com
A variety of pretzel-based items are available for purchase at downtown's Pretzelmaker — twisted pretzels (salted and unsalted), as well as hotdogs, dessert pretzels, and more.
Caitlin Row / crow@gjfreepress.com | Free Press

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WHAT: Pretzelmaker

WHEN: Open daily

WHERE: 428 Main St., Grand Junction

COST: $3-$7 per item

INFO: www.pretzelmakergj.com

When Grand Junction resident Andrea Lee bought Pretzelmaker in January 2006, she was pregnant with her son, Parker.

“I used to joke then that pretzels were the cure for a big craving,” Lee said. “I love pretzels, and my son does, too. His favorite is the cinnamon sugar [pretzel] with icing. He’s 7.”

After more than a month of extensive renovations to what was formerly New York Moon, a hair salon and boutique, Lee re-opened Pretzelmaker downtown (428 Main St., Grand Junction) on Friday, July 11. The shop was formerly located at Mesa Mall for more than a decade.

“Downtown was the most logical place [to move] with the growth that was going on” at Pretzelmarker, Lee added. “It’s more of a social setting.”

Menu items include plain and salted pretzels, hotdogs wrapped in pretzel dough, pizza rolls, pretzel dessert items, and more. Pricing ranges from $3-$7 per item. Pick-up orders can also be placed by phone ahead of time.

All menu items offered have a pretzel-dough base — “We build off the menu from there,” Lee explained.

According to office manager Danielle Behrens, Pretzelmaker’s new location is 3,000 square feet (a lot bigger than the 500-square-foot spot in Mesa Mall’s food court). Much of their new space is currently used as storage, but they’d like to turn part of it into a community meeting place “for play dates and mommy-and-me-type events.”

Store hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (due to evening farmers’ market), Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Pretzelmaker is a locally owned and operated franchise,” Lee noted. “It’s a labor of love, blood, sweat and tears.”

For more information about Pretzelmaker, visit http://www.pretzelmakergj.com or find them on Facebook.


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