Something is going on at the Monument Village plaza on Broadway in Grand Junction, Colorado. Who's moving in?

For some time now a handful of units have gone unoccupied at this plaza. If you drive by today, you'll see crews working on the signage. It appears as though a new business is moving in.

Grand Junction Colorado Shopping Space

A number of businesses operate at Monument Village at 2418 Broadway in Grand Junction. You'll find a fantastic coffee shop, a hair salon, a pest control business, a liquor store, and up until recently, a hardcore gym.

Someone Is Moving In

There has been gossip around town that a national chain would be opening a store in Monument Village. A quick glance at the Mesa County Planning site offers a little information.

According to, unit D1 at 2148 Broadway in Grand Junction, Colorado, 81507 has received an application for Business Remodel/Addition/Alteration.

The description for record PM23-0982 reads:

Monument Plaza Application

If you look at the line at the bottom-left, you'll see it reads Family Dollar Tenant Finish - will be unit D1.

Monument Plaza Application map

Other Stores In Grand Junction

Family Dollar already operates a handful of stores in the Grand Junction area. They include:

  • 2776 Acrin Avenue in Grand Junction
  • 1668 US Highway 6 & 50 in Fruita
  • 3000 F Road in Grand Junction
  • 479 32 Road in Clifton
  • 3227 I-70 Business Loop in Clifton

About Family Dollar

What does one purchase at a Family Dollar store? Their official website states, "Families will find household cleaners, food, health and beauty aids, toys, apparel, home fashions, and more—all for everyday low prices. Many of our items are $1 or less, and most items in the store are priced below $10."

As shoppers enter their neighborhood Family Dollar, they will discover great values on the name brands they trust in a clean, well-organized store staffed with friendly associates. Our relatively small footprint allows us to open new stores in rural areas, small towns, and large urban neighborhoods, meeting our shoppers right where they are.

How Many Are There?

According to ScrapeHero, there are 8,245 Family Dollar retail stores in the United States as of February 20, 2023.

Downtown Grand Junction Businesses of Yesterday

If you stop and think about it, several of the business pictured above are still up and running. Most of these photos were taken in the 1950s. Almost 70 years later, many are still going strong. Sure, some have moved to new locations, but others, Quincy's for example, are right where they've always been.

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