Suppose you’re a cultural tourist in Fort Collins and you’ve already biked to all the breweries and drank yourself across town. Now what?
How about a tour of the old neighborhood markets? If you’re a local, you’ve seen one or two–Emma Malaby’s and, well, Emma Malabys.
But there are at least 16 more within a mile of downtown.
My friend Norm was a paper boy in Fort Collins in the 1950s. He showed me all of them. And now, I think you should sober up and go see them too.
Below is the map and old pictures and addresses. Make your own route and see what’s there now!
- 329 S. Sherwood, Bungalow store (now brick tri-plex). Not pictured.
- 600 Cherry, Cooperative Store (see photo at top of this article)
400 block, 9th Avenue, Andersonville. Chavez grocery. No photo.
Downtown is beyond the scope of neighborhood grocery tour, but I’ll show you just one …
Norm Cook has lived in Fort Collins for 60+ plus years. He is the host of Runaway Fiddle, Wednesday Mornings at 6am-7:30 on KRFC 88.9. That’s great music for toodling around old town to ….
Except where noted, All photos from the Fort Collins local history archive. Have I mentioned before how lucky we are to have them?