Gypsum’s business district set to get bigger |

Gypsum’s business district set to get bigger

GYPSUM ” Change is in the air around Gypsum, and it’s not just the foliage. Several businesses are opening in, or relocating to, the Gypsum area. Here’s a rundown:


An AutoZone will soon be zooming into town. The store will be located at 100 Cooley Mesa Road, near Costco. The projected completion time of the store is mid-December to Jan. 1, weather permitting. The opening date is still unknown.

The store will be the first AutoZone between Denver and Glenwood Springs.

“Gypsum had the land, which is hard to find in this valley,” owner Mike Odem said. “We are looking forward to opening the store.”

BCI warehouse

A new warehouse is complete at 336 Spring Creek Circle. The BCI warehouse, owned by John Burke, has 12 storage units for contractors to rent or buy.

Construction began in January.

Burke said he built the project because no one has built a lot of commercial space in a few years, and there was a demand for an upscale warehouse.

Kitchen Collage, a business that has a showroom in Riverwalk in Edwards, has already bought a unit and moved in its stock.

Alpine Party Rentals

The Alpine Party Rentals warehouse is moving from Eagle to Gypsum, south of the airport.

Currently, owners Rachel and David Smiley rent a 15,000 square-foot warehouse in Eagle. However, Rachel said they wanted to build a warehouse that would better meet their needs.

“Gypsum really had the most available, vacant and appropriate lots to build what we needed,” she said.

The 15,000 square foot warehouse will store everything used to run the event-rental company.

The business rents everything from tents to linens, glassware, dance floors and silverware; essentially everything needed for an event.

“We work with caterers, hotels, event planners and individuals,” Rachel said.

Alpine Party Rentals does business in Eagle, Summit and Routt counties.

Centro Cristiono Vida Nueva

It will most likely be another year, but Centro Cristiono Vida Nueva, a Spanish language church, will locate at 550 Airpark Dr.

The church currently has 180 members and is renting space on Nottingham Road in Avon.

Carlos Favela, the general contractor for the project and a member of the church, said the project includes a dozen warehouses on the west side of the property that will be sold to finance the church on the east side. He said all but two of the warehouses have been sold.

It will most likely be a year until the new church opens its doors.

Mountain Beverage

The 33,895 square foot distribution center located south of Eagle County Regional Airport was previously owned by Coors Distributing Company. The center has since sold and is now privately owned. Beer distributor Mountain Beverage opened for business Sept. 15.

Mountain Beverage distributes include Coors products, Corona and Heineken. The company distributes as far west as Parachute, as far east as the Eisenhower Tunnel and as far south as Salida.

“We moved to Gypsum to be more centrally located. We are very excited to be here. We have a brand new, efficient facility and we are glad to be part of Gypsum,” said Brian Lee, general sales manager.

Mountain Living Furniture and Design

Mountain Living Furnishings, currently located in Eagle-Vail, is moving to a newly constructed building at 250 Lindbergh Drive.

Owner Brian Jones is hoping to open the store in November. The store will carry a range of furnishings.

“We will have the largest showroom in the valley and the largest selection,” says Jones. “We have furniture for every room.”

Jones said he is excited to move to his new showroom because it will allow Mountain Living Furniture and Design to offer a bigger selection.

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