Project Update: R&R Market

R&R Market Receives DOLA Main Street Open for Business Grant

R&R Market, San Luis, Colorado

Colorado’s oldest continuously operating family-owned business, R&R Market in San Luis, listed on Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Most Endangered Places in 2019, will share a major grant of $560,722 made to Town of San Luis, along with four other key businesses along Main Street. The grant from Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Main Street Open for Business program will provide improvements to the participating businesses, including fresh paint, new signs, window repairs, doors, and lighting and efficiency improvements. Owners Felix and Claudia Romero are descendants of the original owners of the market, which dates to 1857 and has anchored the state’s oldest downtown for more than 160 years.

In August 2021, Town of San Luis became the newest participant in Colorado Main Street Program, generating much energy and enthusiasm in the area since the announcement. Colorado Preservation, Inc. congratulates R&R Market and the other participating businesses on the grant award and wishes to acknowledge the work of the late Jeremy Elliott of Costilla County Economic Development Commission for his role in making it happen. A memorial service for Jeremy took place Aug. 24 at the offices of Costilla County Economic Development in San Luis.

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