Staples office supply opens in Glenwood Springs Mall
Office supply store Staples opened Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Mall, filling in the space formerly occupied by Country General. Staples will be the anchor tenant for the building with 22,000 square feet. The remaining 16,000 square feet in the building could be used by one or two other retailers.The store, located at 51027 Highway 6&24 at the Glenwood Springs Mall, is the second Staples to open in Colorado. Two more are expected to open later this year in Colorado Springs.The store sells office supplies and furniture, business machines, computer products and teaching supplies. It is expected to employ about 30 people. Staples Inc. launched the office supplies superstore industry with the opening of its first store in Brighton, Mass., in May 1986, and has since turned into an $11 billion retailer, according to a Staples news release.The typical Staples superstore is about 24,000 square feet. “We think it’s good for the economy of Glenwood Springs, and we’ll continue to support all businesses in the office supply industry,” said Lori Hogan, of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. The store will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 21, offering additional savings on many products. “We’re looking forward to building strong relationships with the small business and home office customers in Glenwood Springs,” store manager Blaine Bowden said. The store also will have access points where customers can get specific product information and make online purchases in the store. It also will have a copy center and United Parcel Service shipping center. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. “They have everything from digital cameras to computers,” Glenwood Springs Mall manager Michelle Misurelli said. “It will be nice having them right next door.”
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