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Old 05-23-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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Although the Grand Junction City Council would like to think it is striving to be cosmopolitan, um, NOT!

80's Keys comments are right. Speaking of Cabela's, I'm not going to touch Mesa Mall till the crowds recede a tad, but Cabela's is good about promotion. In fact, the Daily Sentinel gave them a thumbs up in their Friday editorial. Still, I bring my money to Gene Taylor's, I've shopped with them for decades.

And IMO if anybody is going to move it might be Sportsmens Warehouse, east of the mall. Sportmens Warehouse have closed down close to twnty of their stores, but that was well over a year ago. I'm sure they are looking at Cabela's closely. It was a little surprising to see Cabela's hook up with a shopping mall, I've been in a couple of their other stores. According to the editorial, Cabela's had hired close to 200 people, that's a fair amount of payroll. Still, Mesa mall lobbied to get them in there as Mervyn's has been gone for a long time now.

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Old 05-23-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I don't understand why GJ would not be somewhat of a cosmopolitan city as 150,000 is not a small town and it is the largest city on the western slope. So I would think it would be a center for culture and entertainment for the region.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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I don't understand why GJ would not be somewhat of a cosmopolitan city as 150,000 is not a small town and it is the largest city on the western slope. So I would think it would be a center for culture and entertainment for the region.
Grand Junction is every bit as "cosmopolitan" as, well, Pueblo. Fact is, that most everyplace in Colorado, aside from the Denver-Boulder metroplex and the netherworld of the fancy resorts, would be considered a "hick town" by those "sophisticates" from the East or Left Coasts. A lot of them think of Denver as an overgrown cow town, as well. That's fine with me. Colorado's greatest asset is its natural beauty--and that alone--not all the social trappings of being the "in" place. Leave that for dumps like New York City.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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Seems rather weird to come across a statement with Grand Junction and cosmopolitan in the same sentence. Putting them together is a genuine oxymoron.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I don't understand why GJ would not be somewhat of a cosmopolitan city as 150,000 is not a small town and it is the largest city on the western slope. So I would think it would be a center for culture and entertainment for the region.
I think 150,000 is exaggeration. Maybe including the surrounding area including all the farmland, ranches, and rural areas (which there's a lot of), but the town itself seems a lot less than that.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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The population of Grand Junction city limits is closer to 50,000 than 150,000. 150,000 is the approximate population of Grand Junction and the surrounding area including all the farmland, ranches, and rural areas
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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GJ a big hick town?? I don`t think so. You need to check out the rural south and then you`ll know what a hick town is.

You`ve got so many people that are from big cities the live in GJ now. I wouldn`t consider them hicks. Nor would I consider most of the locals here hicks.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Thankfully, neither GJ nor COS are plagued with all the blight that comes with the "big city." At least not yet.

I'd much rather be considered a small-town hick than a big-city cosmopolitan. I'm guessing that in their day, the depraved, anything-goes citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah were considered "cosmopolitan" too.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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"Colorado's greatest asset is its natural beauty--and that alone--not all the social trappings of being the "in" place. Leave that for dumps like New York City."
.... my thoughts exactly.

80skeys, I checked out Crossroads Park apts., they look just fine! Nice open area and I really like the hills and trails in the back. I could see myself hiking or taking a motorcycle up them if I move there.

I can't believe you guys have a Cabelas AND a Sportsmans Warehouse!!! Seriously, I have to drive about an hour and a half to get to a Bass Pro shop....and that's all I got!
...so jealous right now.

Really tho, can there EVER be enough 4x4 trucks??..heh. I say a firm, no! Same with farmland, ranches, rural areas....and of course, bacon.

So I'm thinking it's safe to say GJ is not cosmopolitan...thankfully.
Anybody with any info regarding Colorado Springs feel free to chime in. I'm really liking everything so far that I hear about GJ.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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80skeys, I checked out Crossroads Park apts., they look just fine! Nice open area and I really like the hills and trails in the back.
Plus when you sign a lease they give you a free membership at Crossroads Gym across the street, and it's a nice gym.
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