Our view: New store is a boost for the city's economy

Well, this is exciting, isn’t it?

Green River will get a new store later this year as Bomgaars will establish a branch at the old Shopko building. This is an amazing development. When a store closes, it seems to take a long time before someone comes along to use the vacated space. Look to Rock Springs and Harbor Freight for example. What used to be a Hastings and sat vacant for a couple of years before that was turned around.

There’s still the massive vacant building K-Mart used to occupy and it’s been several years since the last blue light special lit up that space.

The fact a business took...


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