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.

2 comments:

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.