Pretzelmaker moves to Grand Junction’s Main Street |

Pretzelmaker moves to Grand Junction’s Main Street

Caitlin Row
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 / | Free Press


WHAT: Pretzelmaker

WHEN: Open daily

WHERE: 428 Main St., Grand Junction

COST: $3-$7 per item


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 or find them on Facebook.

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