Business beat: Corral West closing in Craig |

Business beat: Corral West closing in Craig

Bryce Jacobson

Corral West Ranch Wear has displayed signs that they are closing their store in Craig, located at Centennial Mall.

I also noticed the same signs displayed in Grand Junction last week when I was returning from my Thanksgiving trip.

The local store manager referred me to the corporate office, and I was informed that they were not willing to comment.

A voicemail message was not returned by press time.

Embroidery Shoppe ups clothing inventory

Renata and Rodney Beason have owned The Embroidery Shoppe, located at Centennial Mall, Suite No. 130, for about a year and half now. The Beasons bought the business from Young Teeter.

Since purchasing The Embroidery Shoppe, the Beasons have added more clothing inventory, including caps, T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, letterman jackets and much, much more.

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The Embroidery Shop also is ready to assist you with quilting and alterations, and it has between 40,000 and 50,000 pre-set designs available for embroidery, as well as custom digital embroidery.

“I love talking to customers and listening to their stories, and when they tell me how excited they are when they see the garment, that makes me very happy,” said Renata Beason.

Stop by and see them at their store or call, 824-6770.

Boot/shoe repair shop opening in Craig

There was a time, back home in Sterling, Colo., when rather than buying a new pair of dress shoes, I would just go down to the Sterling Boot Shop and have Jay Hillman throw on a new sole, usually saving me $60 to $70 on a new pair of dress shoes.

Now, you and I have that same chance, but in Craig.

Robert Wells and Ernie Allen have opened up Craig Boot Repair here in town. The new shop opened one week ago in the back end of the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building at 333 E. Victory Way.

Allen owned and operated Pine Cone Boot and Saddle in Steamboat Springs for 15 years. Until Craig Boot Repair opened, there was not a boot/shoe repair shop between Grand Junction and here, or Denver and here.

Wells and Allen mostly just will be repairing boots, shoes, and saddles. At this point, there is no retail other than polishes and laces.

“I think this will develop into a full-time job,” Allen said.

Business hours are going to be from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can contact them by stopping by the shop, or calling 824-1988.