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Town of Montrose wins awards for downtown revitalization project

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Block 64 in Montrose has undergone a revitalization performed by the City of Montrose in conjunction with select downtown businesses.

Block 64 in downtown Montrose includes Centennial Plaza, San Juan Brews, Chow Down Pet Supplies, and other surrounding buildings.

The city recognized the entrepreneurial efforts of the development and revitalization team who won the Governor’s Award for Best Downtown Excellence Project for Block 64, while Chow Down owners Tim and Krista Bush Pet Supplies, have been shortlisted for the Vicki Mattox Downtowner of the Year award. .

According to the Town of Montrose, Centennial Plaza was designed to support various activities and gatherings throughout the year. San Juan Brews offers a full espresso coffee bar, which transforms into a small brewery offering up to ten house craft beers, and Chow Down Pet Supplies has successfully expanded its store.

The City of Montrose provided $10,000 in funds through DART to install garage doors for San Juan Brews and provide an environment for food trucks to increase pedestrian traffic downtown.

DART also assisted Chow Down Pet Supplies by providing $100,000 in funds to cover the costs of redevelopment of the new building downtown.

“We wanted to find a way to recognize the incredible transformation occurring on this block, identified as Block 64 on GIS grid data, and we are delighted that San Juan Brews, Chow Down and their owners have been recognized for having makes a difference in our community. said Briceida Ortega, Community Programs Specialist.

Montrose has invested approximately $1 million in downtown projects, creating over $22 million in economic growth.

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