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Old 06-03-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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In my visit,(mainly Loveland) I went to Centerra outdoor, Discount outlet
in Loveland, and Foothills Mall in Fo Co, which looks dated!

Where else do people shop in Loveland/FoCollins?

Any Costco?

Any cheap shopping?

Sam's store in Loveland is atrocious! How's the one in Fo Collins?

Any Sears, JCPenney? discount clothing?
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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I find good deals on clothing at the JC Penney store on College in Fort Collins and at Kohl's on Harmony next to Sam's. Closest Costco is north edge of Denver. Sears is in the Foothills Mall in Fort Collins, which I'd agree is very dated. I haven't been in the Sam's in Fort Collins in several years, but I remember is as being typical warehouse shopping. Nothing particularly bad stood out to me.

Mike Weber
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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In my visit,(mainly Loveland) I went to Centerra outdoor, Discount outlet
in Loveland, and Foothills Mall in Fo Co, which looks dated!

Where else do people shop in Loveland/FoCollins?

Any Costco?

Any cheap shopping?

Sam's store in Loveland is atrocious! How's the one in Fo Collins?

Any Sears, JCPenney? discount clothing?
Fort Collins and shopping are mutually exclusive. The whole town is about 20 years behind Loveland because Fort Collins' city government has been run by the anti-development/anti-business crowd since the mid-90s.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:00 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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There is talk of Costco coming north. It will be a sure bet eventually to capture the WY business. I would expect to see one near Windsor exit before too long.

Sams in Ft Co is fine (tho I'm not a Walmart shopper). I have seldom had to shop outside of Ft Col / Lvld. Occasional north DEN (maybe 2x / yr). Retailers are jumping on the 'free shipping' bandwagon, so pretty soon you will not need to leave home much to shop.

There are both Sears and JC Penney, as well as the Outlet Mall on west side of I-25, across from Centarra.

Shopping is not something I would see as limited in the NoCo area.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Nutmeg State
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Fort Collins and shopping are mutually exclusive. The whole town is about 20 years behind Loveland because Fort Collins' city government has been run by the anti-development/anti-business crowd since the mid-90s.
Or because they decided that the city actually wanted to promote local-owned, independent businesses (namely near old town). Does the front range really need another generic, big box store, suburb of Denver?

OP, I would look to Ross, right off of college.
Also you should make a drive up to Sierra Trading Post in Cheyenne (only about 45 mins. away). They have insane deals on all kinds of clothing. They do a lot of high end fashion as well as outdoor gear/clothing, so you should definitely be able to find a variety of things. You can also try out anything they offer in their catalog, since it is also the distribution center. Definitely worth a trip up once in a while.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Or because they decided that the city actually wanted to promote local-owned, independent businesses (namely near old town). Does the front range really need another generic, big box store, suburb of Denver?
And that's all well-and-good if you don't mind turning up your nose at the sales tax revenue generated by the much-maligned big-box stores. Old Town's tax revenue can't even hold a candle to Centerra or the Outlet Mall.

Either way the root of the problem is a vocal group of bluehairs who are desperately clinging to a view of Fort Collins circa 1975.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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clinging to a view of Fort Collins circa 1975.
actually "1963" (when the FIRST mall on S College was more than adequate, and a bit closer to town).
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Nutmeg State
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And that's all well-and-good if you don't mind turning up your nose at the sales tax revenue generated by the much-maligned big-box stores. Old Town's tax revenue can't even hold a candle to Centerra or the Outlet Mall.
Does it need to? Are Fort Collins' finances significantly worse off than Loveland's?
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Loveland, CO
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Fort Collins and shopping are mutually exclusive. The whole town is about 20 years behind Loveland because Fort Collins' city government has been run by the anti-development/anti-business crowd since the mid-90s.
We live in an area that has fought off big box for twenty+ years saying the community doesn't want these companies in our community yet when one finally gets in they are swamped with patrons. (yet our local government will allow in multiple Kmart and pharmacy chains that flood our area with the same products. It is a difficult balance I guess but I am for variety. Being a small business owner I am concerned relocating to the area with our business in tow. Any advice as to neighboring communities more small business friendly? Thx
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