As a local resident, I like to follow the real estate market here in Trinidad. I especially like to watch the commercial building listings as I may be looking to invest in a downtown office space. Normally there are a lot of warehouses and such available - but I've recently noticed quite a few more than usual real estate listings for active businesses. For instance - the following active or recently closed businesses are currently for sale:
Kit Carson Liquor store (active)
El Paso restaurant and motel (active)
The Santa Fe bar (inactive)
Smokehouse BBQ (active)
5 area churches
Leaping Lizard gallery (inactive)
the old Marty Feeds building
the old Wagon Wheel Saloon (inactive)
Gino's Bar (active)
Little Depot (inactive)
The Waterhole (inactive)
The shortly-lived Russian Restaurant and Wine bar behind SoCo Motorworks on 1st (inactive)
Many of the listings trumpet the rapidly growing area - but we all know you can tell a salesman is lying when his mouth (or keyboard?) is moving. Does anyone have any thoughts? Is this just normal turnover? Seems like a lot more businesses for sale than I've ever seen here before. Besides the Cougar Canyon development and some new houses east of the San Isabel office I haven't seen much new development.
Are these boom times for Trinidad?