Friday, June 16, 2006

Hathaway's close to turning final page

Hathaway's Smoke Shop & Magazine Store, which traces its downtown Colorado Springs roots to 1895, is running a "going out of business" sale and presumably will soon write an ending to its 111-year story.

Customers and others who want to say goodbye to the downtown landmark will get a chance from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Jose Muldoon's, a popular downtown restaurant and Hathaway's neighbor at 222 N. Tejon St, according to a sign in the store's front window.

Another sign lists the building for sale, but a sales contract on the building at 216 N. Tejon St. was signed last month, said Kim Harvey of Re/Max Properties Inc., listing agent for the property.

Paul Paquette, manager of PLZ Enterprises LLC, which has owned the Hathaway's building since 2000, declined Friday to comment on the closing.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps now that we'll be smoke-free effective July 1st - a smoke shop is EVEN MORE of a specialty store!

tom paquette said...

I still think if they'd make Tejon into a pedestrian mall (like 16th in Denver), our specialty stores and others would be much better off and we'd have a much nicer downtown.