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Renovations on Battlement Mesa Clark’s to begin on August 1

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Clark’s Market will begin renovations at the building where City Market used to operate in Battlement Mesa on Aug. 1.

Rand Mickelson, who is handling media relations for Clark’s Market while its owners are out of town, said Thursday that City Market has started moving out of the building but does not technically have to be out until July 31, when its lease expires.

No specific opening date for Clark’s Market was given.



Owner Tom Clark said in a press release that his company did not know about the opportunity for very long, but that they were excited to be a part of the community.

“We are doing all we can to get the store up and running efficiently, as soon as possible,” Clark said. “We appreciate the patience of the community while we quickly make the transition.”



The Battlement Mesa Company announced earlier in the week that it would offer residents of both Battlement Mesa and the town of Parachute a free shuttle service to the Rifle Wal-Mart in the meantime, while Clark’s Market prepares to open later in August. The shuttle was announced to begin Aug. 3. However, the shuttle service is already being offered to residents, and runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two shuttle vans are available and will pick up riders at Town Plaza every hour on the hour and return to the same location every hour on the half-hour.

It was announced earlier in July that the Battlement Mesa Co. was unable to negotiate an agreeable new lease with City Market, which has leased the location since 1983.

The company agreed to lease the location to Clark’s Market, which is currently doing renovations to the existing facility.

Clark stated that the new store will offer enhanced options in many areas including expanding the meat, deli, bakery and seafood departments. There will also be a full-service pharmacy, Clark said.

“In our previous store, many of these benefits were not available,” Clark said. “We are confident the store in Battlement Mesa will match up with the community’s needs and with the values they deserve.”

Plans to hire previously employed City Market employees who are interested in working at the new market are scheduled to happen as soon as possible, Clark said.

Clark’s has stores in Aspen, Basalt, Crested Butte, Norwood, Telluride and Blanding, Utah.

jgardner@postindependent.com


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